DMSF Women’s Luncheon

Vi Clark (DMSF Board Member), Destiny Ortega (Murphy Scholar alumna & event speaker), and Mar Alkemade (Women’s Luncheon Chair and DMSF Board Member)

On Thursday, March 9, over 200 Murphy Scholar supporters gathered at the Woman’s Athletic Club for conversation and celebration at our second annual DMSF Women’s Luncheon.

Together, we raised over $60,000 to ensure all 405 bright Murphy Scholars have access to high quality education and the programmatic support to meet their academic, social, and emotional needs.

The highlight of the event was a touching reflection by Destiny Ortega on her experience as a Murphy Scholar. Destiny’s sister, also a Murphy Scholar, and her mentor Carmen also joined us for the luncheon. Destiny’s experience truly embodied the full-circle impact of DMSF.

Thank you to all those who joined us to make a difference in the lives of Murphy Scholars! View photos on our Facebook page.

Many thanks to our event sponsors:

  • Mar and Moe Alkemade
  • Balyasny Asset Management
  • Natalia and Mark Burgett
  • Violet Clark & Laner Muchin, Ltd.
  • Loretta and Bob Cooney
  • Celia and Andy David
  • Barbara and Chuck Gately
  • Gelber Group
  • Andrea Kramer and Alton Harris
  • Wendy Manning
  • Amy and Ken Viellieu
  • Andy Weaver

Please reach out to Molly DaPisa at 312-455-7808 or to be contacted about future events.