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The Campaign to Fulfill Futures


Many programs connect deserving young people with a quality education. DMSF stands apart because our Core Programs successfully encourage Scholars to use that education as a stepping-stone to lifelong accomplishment. – David D. Grumhaus, Co-Chair, The Campaign to Fulfill Futures

DMSF has awarded 1,565 scholarships since 1989.

BEING A MURPHY SCHOLAR MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE

Today, 401 Daniel Murphy Scholars are enrolled in top college preparatory high schools across the country. The cumulative grade point average of current Scholars is 3.3. In the DMSF Class of ’07, 62 of the 63 graduates are enrolled in four-year colleges or universities. Minority students make up more than 90% of current enrollment. The average annual household income of a DMSF family is $26,000.

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aniel Murphy Scholarships enable hundreds of young Chicagoans to realize a brighter future than they ever dared to imagine. Since 1989, thousands of donors, large and small, have made it possible for DMSF to empower these young people with the best high school educations at Chicagoland’s leading private day schools and outstanding boarding schools across the country. DMSF Core Programs promise much more than a high school diploma. We deliver one-on-one mentoring, summer opportunities, college counseling and other individualized support services to prepare students for life. While providing the financial wherewithal for a high-quality education is the essential first step, we are equally committed to engraining in Murphy Scholars the skills and determination to succeed and to dream without boundaries. When we award Murphy Scholarships, we nurture leadership potential, raise self-esteem and unlock teenagers’ creativity. We help these young people know – despite the many obstacles they face – that they, too, can be successful.

Single parents head over 60% of these families.

100% of these young people can have brighter futures because of YOU.

It’s the American dream. Through your support, it’s a Chicago reality.


Many programs connect deserving young people with a quality education. DMSF stands apart because our Core Programs successfully encourage Scholars to use that education as a stepping-stone to lifelong accomplishment. – David D. Grumhaus, Co-Chair, The Campaign to Fulfill Futures

DMSF has awarded 1,565 scholarships since 1989.

BEING A MURPHY SCHOLAR MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE

Today, 401 Daniel Murphy Scholars are enrolled in top college preparatory high schools across the country. The cumulative grade point average of current Scholars is 3.3. In the DMSF Class of ’07, 62 of the 63 graduates are enrolled in four-year colleges or universities. Minority students make up more than 90% of current enrollment. The average annual household income of a DMSF family is $26,000.

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aniel Murphy Scholarships enable hundreds of young Chicagoans to realize a brighter future than they ever dared to imagine. Since 1989, thousands of donors, large and small, have made it possible for DMSF to empower these young people with the best high school educations at Chicagoland’s leading private day schools and outstanding boarding schools across the country. DMSF Core Programs promise much more than a high school diploma. We deliver one-on-one mentoring, summer opportunities, college counseling and other individualized support services to prepare students for life. While providing the financial wherewithal for a high-quality education is the essential first step, we are equally committed to engraining in Murphy Scholars the skills and determination to succeed and to dream without boundaries. When we award Murphy Scholarships, we nurture leadership potential, raise self-esteem and unlock teenagers’ creativity. We help these young people know – despite the many obstacles they face – that they, too, can be successful.

Single parents head over 60% of these families.

100% of these young people can have brighter futures because of YOU.

It’s the American dream. Through your support, it’s a Chicago reality.


Only 57% of African-American female students graduate from Chicago public high schools. [2004 statistic, Chicago Public Schools]

Seeing that disparity made me want to be part of the remedy. – Helen Tewelde is making great strides at Rush University Medical Center as she prepares to become a pediatrician.

DISCOVER A WORLD OF POSSIBILITIES DMSF CORE PROGRAMS

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or Helen Tewelde, understanding where she came from helped her discover where she needed to go. It began when Helen’s elementary school principal encouraged her to apply for a Daniel Murphy Scholarship and the opportunity for a top-notch college preparatory education. As a DMSF Scholar at The Latin School of Chicago, strong relationships with her teachers and challenging curricula soon convinced Helen “that I could get into any university I applied to.” One summer during high school, Helen journeyed to Eritrea, her parents’ homeland. Traveling the countryside, she saw a badly injured man sitting on the roadside in need of medical attention. With the area healthcare clinic closed, he had nowhere to turn. Helen’s grandfather told her it was a common sight. “He warned me, ‘Don’t get hurt here. There’s not much medical care,’” she recalls. “That’s where my thoughts about medical school began. Seeing that disparity made me want to be part of the remedy.” DMSF staff and volunteers supported Helen’s next steps, providing SAT tutoring, organizing trips to prospective campuses and helping her apply for college scholarships. That led to an undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Chicago. Today, she is even closer to her dream, in her third year of medical school at Rush University. Becoming a pediatrician is half of Helen’s dream. The other half is finding a way to make an impact far beyond the city she calls home. “It’s something I know will keep me coming to work every day. And it’s something I want to take out into the world.”

THE LANGUAGE FOR SCHOLARS P R O G R A M bridges cultural gaps and provides

Scholars with the skills they need to excel in a college prep environment. T U T O R I N G helps Murphy Scholars meet and ex-

ceed academic goals. M E N T O R I N G provides role models and supportive

friends who go the extra mile.

THE SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES PROGRAM

offers Scholars employment, study, travel and community-service experiences.

COMPREHENSIVE COLLEGE COUNSELING

prepares Scholars for the next steps – from ACT/SAT test prep to assistance in seeking college scholarships.


Only 57% of African-American female students graduate from Chicago public high schools. [2004 statistic, Chicago Public Schools]

Seeing that disparity made me want to be part of the remedy. – Helen Tewelde is making great strides at Rush University Medical Center as she prepares to become a pediatrician.

DISCOVER A WORLD OF POSSIBILITIES DMSF CORE PROGRAMS

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or Helen Tewelde, understanding where she came from helped her discover where she needed to go. It began when Helen’s elementary school principal encouraged her to apply for a Daniel Murphy Scholarship and the opportunity for a top-notch college preparatory education. As a DMSF Scholar at The Latin School of Chicago, strong relationships with her teachers and challenging curricula soon convinced Helen “that I could get into any university I applied to.” One summer during high school, Helen journeyed to Eritrea, her parents’ homeland. Traveling the countryside, she saw a badly injured man sitting on the roadside in need of medical attention. With the area healthcare clinic closed, he had nowhere to turn. Helen’s grandfather told her it was a common sight. “He warned me, ‘Don’t get hurt here. There’s not much medical care,’” she recalls. “That’s where my thoughts about medical school began. Seeing that disparity made me want to be part of the remedy.” DMSF staff and volunteers supported Helen’s next steps, providing SAT tutoring, organizing trips to prospective campuses and helping her apply for college scholarships. That led to an undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Chicago. Today, she is even closer to her dream, in her third year of medical school at Rush University. Becoming a pediatrician is half of Helen’s dream. The other half is finding a way to make an impact far beyond the city she calls home. “It’s something I know will keep me coming to work every day. And it’s something I want to take out into the world.”

THE LANGUAGE FOR SCHOLARS P R O G R A M bridges cultural gaps and provides

Scholars with the skills they need to excel in a college prep environment. T U T O R I N G helps Murphy Scholars meet and ex-

ceed academic goals. M E N T O R I N G provides role models and supportive

friends who go the extra mile.

THE SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES PROGRAM

offers Scholars employment, study, travel and community-service experiences.

COMPREHENSIVE COLLEGE COUNSELING

prepares Scholars for the next steps – from ACT/SAT test prep to assistance in seeking college scholarships.


When you change the life of one Murphy Scholar, you impact so many other lives.

DMSF alumni receive, on average, $64,000 in scholarships to help pay for their college education.

– Erika Abad, whose horizons are boundless, stands tall with mother, Aurea (center), and sister, Melissa (right), in Millennium Park.

[Based on DMSF Classes of 2004-07]

LOOK BEYOND YOUR HORIZONS

O U R 7 0 PA R T N E R S C H O O L S DMSF is proud to have forged partnerships with a superlative array of educational partners to leverage our Scholarship dollars. Murphy Scholars’ accomplishments are made possible through these valuable partnerships. Students now attend: 4 3 P R I V A T E D A Y S C H O O L S , including

Fenwick High School, The Latin School of Chicago, Loyola Academy, St. Ignatius College Prep, North Shore Country Day School and The University of Chicago Laboratory School. 2 7 B O A R D I N G S C H O O L S , including Phillips Ex-

eter Academy, Concord Academy, Milton Academy, Deerfield Academy, Culver Academy, Lake Forest Academy, Robert Louis Stevenson School and The Thacher School.

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hen opportunity knocked, Aurea Abad put her twin daughters first. Erika and Melissa became two of the first Murphy Scholars offered spots at Deerfield Academy, the prestigious Massachusetts boarding school. Even Aurea – a single mother who was working two jobs, sometimes three – hesitated. “It hit me where I live. Deerfield is so far away,” she recalls thinking. “My mother and my sister told me: ‘Give them this chance.’ In my heart, I knew they were right.” What resulted were unique relationships. The exceptional faculty inspired Erika and Melissa to reach further than they had imagined. “The opportunities Deerfield gave us are innumerable,” says Melissa. “Who we are today is based on our experiences there.” The Abad girls’ academic successes and contagious spirits helped pave the way for future Murphy Scholars at Deerfield. Today, Erika is on a doctoral track and has been published academically, while Melissa has launched a business career downtown and will soon pursue a postgraduate education, possibly in law. They are deeply grateful to DMSF. “They provided important leadership opportunities and made us feel supported,” Erika says. “We came to understand that when you change the life of one Murphy Scholar, you impact so many other lives.” The Abad twins’ Murphy Scholarships not only opened up new futures for them, they also helped Aurea look at her own future. “In addition to giving my daughters what I, in a million years, never could have done, DMSF helped me decide to go back to school,” she reports. “I will receive my undergraduate degree in business administration this fall. Then, I’m continuing for my MBA.”


When you change the life of one Murphy Scholar, you impact so many other lives.

DMSF alumni receive, on average, $64,000 in scholarships to help pay for their college education.

– Erika Abad, whose horizons are boundless, stands tall with mother, Aurea (center), and sister, Melissa (right), in Millennium Park.

[Based on DMSF Classes of 2004-07]

LOOK BEYOND YOUR HORIZONS

O U R 7 0 PA R T N E R S C H O O L S DMSF is proud to have forged partnerships with a superlative array of educational partners to leverage our Scholarship dollars. Murphy Scholars’ accomplishments are made possible through these valuable partnerships. Students now attend: 4 3 P R I V A T E D A Y S C H O O L S , including

Fenwick High School, The Latin School of Chicago, Loyola Academy, St. Ignatius College Prep, North Shore Country Day School and The University of Chicago Laboratory School. 2 7 B O A R D I N G S C H O O L S , including Phillips Ex-

eter Academy, Concord Academy, Milton Academy, Deerfield Academy, Culver Academy, Lake Forest Academy, Robert Louis Stevenson School and The Thacher School.

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hen opportunity knocked, Aurea Abad put her twin daughters first. Erika and Melissa became two of the first Murphy Scholars offered spots at Deerfield Academy, the prestigious Massachusetts boarding school. Even Aurea – a single mother who was working two jobs, sometimes three – hesitated. “It hit me where I live. Deerfield is so far away,” she recalls thinking. “My mother and my sister told me: ‘Give them this chance.’ In my heart, I knew they were right.” What resulted were unique relationships. The exceptional faculty inspired Erika and Melissa to reach further than they had imagined. “The opportunities Deerfield gave us are innumerable,” says Melissa. “Who we are today is based on our experiences there.” The Abad girls’ academic successes and contagious spirits helped pave the way for future Murphy Scholars at Deerfield. Today, Erika is on a doctoral track and has been published academically, while Melissa has launched a business career downtown and will soon pursue a postgraduate education, possibly in law. They are deeply grateful to DMSF. “They provided important leadership opportunities and made us feel supported,” Erika says. “We came to understand that when you change the life of one Murphy Scholar, you impact so many other lives.” The Abad twins’ Murphy Scholarships not only opened up new futures for them, they also helped Aurea look at her own future. “In addition to giving my daughters what I, in a million years, never could have done, DMSF helped me decide to go back to school,” she reports. “I will receive my undergraduate degree in business administration this fall. Then, I’m continuing for my MBA.”


The high school dropout rate in the Pilsen neighborhood is more than 50%.

If you open one door, you’re opening a thousand doors.

[2004 statistic, Chicago Public Schools]

– Javier Velazquez, when he’s not teaching his fifth graders, spends summers using his architectural background to lead high school enrichment courses.

I N S P I R E T H E N E X T G E N E R AT I O N DMSF CADDIE PROGRAM

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avier Velazquez still doesn’t know where that sure-fire answer came from. “I’ll find a way to go to St. Ignatius,” he blurted, looking straight at the panel of strangers. The DMSF interviewers had asked, “What will you do if you don’t receive a scholarship?” Feeling younger than his 12 years in the brightly lit downtown conference room, he didn’t know what to make of it all. Soon he was back in the car, being driven home by his elementary school principal, who had arranged the interview. Alongside sat his proud father, whose hopes for a better life for his family rested in his children after a work accident had forced his retirement. In the end, Javier’s youthful determination won the day, and he took his family’s first real steps outside the Pilsen neighborhood. The Murphy Scholarship opened his horizons as he took on St. Ignatius College Prep’s academic rigor and high expectations. Years of hard work, an architecture degree from MIT and a position with a Loop firm followed. Despite this success, Javier could not forget the lessons he had learned years earlier in the DMSF Caddie Program, when “great counselors showed us videos about race and class issues. That was a real wake-up call,” he remembers. “I saw extremes and started asking questions. It fueled a desire to help others.” Following a 2003 trip to Mexico to revisit his heritage, this lingering desire to have a lasting impact compelled Javier to trade in his comfortable career path for the chance to teach fifth graders in a West Englewood neighborhood reminiscent of his economically disadvantaged youth. It’s an opportunity Javier would never trade away. “In fifth grade, kids can still go one way or the other. If you open one door – like my principal did for me – you’re opening a thousand doors.”

For nine weeks each summer, our Caddie Program gives qualifying Murphy Scholars an indelible experience, working at a dozen local country clubs and learning what it means to live in a dormitory environment. Along the way, Scholars acquire valuable skills, gain self-esteem and make new friends from diverse backgrounds. Murphy Scholars who caddie for at least two summers are eligible to apply for a Charles “Chick” Evans Scholarship, which pays full tuition and housing to students at 14 major Midwestern universities.


The high school dropout rate in the Pilsen neighborhood is more than 50%.

If you open one door, you’re opening a thousand doors.

[2004 statistic, Chicago Public Schools]

– Javier Velazquez, when he’s not teaching his fifth graders, spends summers using his architectural background to lead high school enrichment courses.

I N S P I R E T H E N E X T G E N E R AT I O N DMSF CADDIE PROGRAM

J

avier Velazquez still doesn’t know where that sure-fire answer came from. “I’ll find a way to go to St. Ignatius,” he blurted, looking straight at the panel of strangers. The DMSF interviewers had asked, “What will you do if you don’t receive a scholarship?” Feeling younger than his 12 years in the brightly lit downtown conference room, he didn’t know what to make of it all. Soon he was back in the car, being driven home by his elementary school principal, who had arranged the interview. Alongside sat his proud father, whose hopes for a better life for his family rested in his children after a work accident had forced his retirement. In the end, Javier’s youthful determination won the day, and he took his family’s first real steps outside the Pilsen neighborhood. The Murphy Scholarship opened his horizons as he took on St. Ignatius College Prep’s academic rigor and high expectations. Years of hard work, an architecture degree from MIT and a position with a Loop firm followed. Despite this success, Javier could not forget the lessons he had learned years earlier in the DMSF Caddie Program, when “great counselors showed us videos about race and class issues. That was a real wake-up call,” he remembers. “I saw extremes and started asking questions. It fueled a desire to help others.” Following a 2003 trip to Mexico to revisit his heritage, this lingering desire to have a lasting impact compelled Javier to trade in his comfortable career path for the chance to teach fifth graders in a West Englewood neighborhood reminiscent of his economically disadvantaged youth. It’s an opportunity Javier would never trade away. “In fifth grade, kids can still go one way or the other. If you open one door – like my principal did for me – you’re opening a thousand doors.”

For nine weeks each summer, our Caddie Program gives qualifying Murphy Scholars an indelible experience, working at a dozen local country clubs and learning what it means to live in a dormitory environment. Along the way, Scholars acquire valuable skills, gain self-esteem and make new friends from diverse backgrounds. Murphy Scholars who caddie for at least two summers are eligible to apply for a Charles “Chick” Evans Scholarship, which pays full tuition and housing to students at 14 major Midwestern universities.


WHERE MURPHY SCHOLARS GO Murphy Scholars have attended and are currently enrolled at some of the best four-year colleges and universities in the country, such as: Princeton Harvard Yale Stanford Penn MIT Duke Columbia University University of Chicago Cornell University Brown Northwestern Emory Notre Dame Carnegie Mellon Michigan USC University of Illinois Marquette Tufts Carleton Pomona Claremont McKenna Grinnell Vassar Colgate Colorado College Oberlin Lafayette Occidental Bard DePauw Lawrence University of Denver Knox Lehigh Macalester Pitzer St. Norbert Union Villanova Lake Forest

BEING A DMSF SUPPORTER MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE The Campaign to Fulfill Futures will enable DMSF to carry out this amazing work more effectively and will ensure our organization’s future and its capacity to expand. The campaign goals are practical and respond to immediate needs. I N C R E A S E D O N O R I M PAC T

Substantially enhancing the DMSF endowment will benefit Scholars directly by supporting our highly effective Core Programs. ENDOW MORE SCHOLARSHIPS

Endowment contributions will provide scholarship dollars in perpetuity, enabling DMSF to plan ahead more precisely and to grow. Right now, only half of our 400 Scholars are sponsored. SECURE OUR FUTURE

To ensure brighter futures for many more young people, we must first secure DMSF’s future. A stronger endowment will provide us with essential long-term stability, making DMSF a more attractive investment for current and planned giving.

HOW WE LEVERAGE YOUR CONTRIBUTION All gifts to DMSF have lasting impact – evidenced by the life-changing outcomes and the compelling success stories they help bring about. We are especially fortunate in being able to leverage your generosity. When combined with tuition support from partner schools, the value-added impact of DMSF Core Programs and the higher education assistance our Scholars later obtain, every $1 contributed to DMSF leads to more than $5 of scholarship funding.

These goals begin with your generous contribution today. We invite you to join DMSF in creating brighter futures.


WHERE MURPHY SCHOLARS GO Murphy Scholars have attended and are currently enrolled at some of the best four-year colleges and universities in the country, such as: Princeton Harvard Yale Stanford Penn MIT Duke Columbia University University of Chicago Cornell University Brown Northwestern Emory Notre Dame Carnegie Mellon Michigan USC University of Illinois Marquette Tufts Carleton Pomona Claremont McKenna Grinnell Vassar Colgate Colorado College Oberlin Lafayette Occidental Bard DePauw Lawrence University of Denver Knox Lehigh Macalester Pitzer St. Norbert Union Villanova Lake Forest

BEING A DMSF SUPPORTER MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE The Campaign to Fulfill Futures will enable DMSF to carry out this amazing work more effectively and will ensure our organization’s future and its capacity to expand. The campaign goals are practical and respond to immediate needs. I N C R E A S E D O N O R I M PAC T

Substantially enhancing the DMSF endowment will benefit Scholars directly by supporting our highly effective Core Programs. ENDOW MORE SCHOLARSHIPS

Endowment contributions will provide scholarship dollars in perpetuity, enabling DMSF to plan ahead more precisely and to grow. Right now, only half of our 400 Scholars are sponsored. SECURE OUR FUTURE

To ensure brighter futures for many more young people, we must first secure DMSF’s future. A stronger endowment will provide us with essential long-term stability, making DMSF a more attractive investment for current and planned giving.

HOW WE LEVERAGE YOUR CONTRIBUTION All gifts to DMSF have lasting impact – evidenced by the life-changing outcomes and the compelling success stories they help bring about. We are especially fortunate in being able to leverage your generosity. When combined with tuition support from partner schools, the value-added impact of DMSF Core Programs and the higher education assistance our Scholars later obtain, every $1 contributed to DMSF leads to more than $5 of scholarship funding.

These goals begin with your generous contribution today. We invite you to join DMSF in creating brighter futures.


C A M PA I G N LEADERSHIP

FY 2008 DMSF BOARD OF DIRECTORS

(Committee in formation)

Roger S. McEniry, President * Robert J. Cooney, Vice President * Thomas J. Dwyer, Treasurer * James R. Epstein, Secretary *

Stephen E. Elkins, Co-Chair David D. Grumhaus, Co-Chair Robert J. Cooney Edgar D. Jannotta Thomas P. Kearney Michael L. Keiser Roger S. McEniry James K. Murphy James J. O’Connor Michael D. O’Halleran Richard M. Ross Lee E. Tenzer William R. Tobey

Christopher G. Boehm Michael T. Byrne Lynn K. Cherney Violet Clark * Loretta Cooney * Theodore E. Cornell, III Warren DeMaio James Doherty Stephen E. Elkins Dr. Catherine H. Gottfred David D. Grumhaus ** Bruce Hague Craig W. Henderson ** Adam L. Hoeflich John B. Hoeflich Lawrence Hollins Jerome B. Johnston Thomas P. Kearney ** Scott Kilrea * Bradley R. Krey *

228 South Wabash Suite 600 Chicago, Illinois 60604 (312) 455-7800 dmsf.org

Michael Millhouse * Eileen Mitchell David P. Murawski Betsy S. Murphy James K. Murphy ** Robert M. Murphy * Marlene Nei Mary O'Leary * Loida Rosario John R. Russell Michael J. Sacks David Shaw * William F. Shean, Jr. Lee E. Tenzer * Robert M. Thomas William R. Tobey * Mark J. Van Grinsven Nancy Van Grinsven Allen Weaver Peter Wrenn * Andrew David, Executive Director * Executive Committee Member ** President's Council


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