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How Will You Leave Your Legacy?

A planned gift enables you to support what you believe in, preserving your assets during your lifetime and leaving a valuable legacy. Your gift enables the Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund to provide equitable access to high quality college preparatory education, important leadership training, and valuable academic support to Murphy Scholars.

Your support truly changes lives, and every gift matters.

Let us help you make the gift that's right for you. Explore several popular ways of supporting the DMSF, then begin a confidential, no-obligation conversation to get started.

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Sample Bequest Language

I give and devise to the Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund (Tax ID: 36-3675466) all (or state a percentage) of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, both real and personal, to be used for its general support (or for the support of a specific fund or program).

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1989 Society

When you make a gift to the Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund from your will or trust, you'll be welcomed into the 1989 Society and join other supporters and friends of our important mission. Is the Scholarship Fund already in your plans? Please let us know so we can properly thank you and make sure your gift will be used as you've intended.

Join the 1989 Legacy Society

Thirty-years ago, two brothers, their family and friends decided they wanted to provide educational opportunities for high achieving students to succeed in high school and college who otherwise would not be afforded the chance. With this idea and vision, the Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund (DMSF) was founded and since then more than 2,600 Chicago students have been awarded the Daniel Murphy Scholarship.

Members of The 1989 Society have expressed their commitment to DMSF through a very special and important form of financial support. These donors have named DMSF as the beneficiary of a planned gift. Such gifts might include some of the options below. We're always available to help you choose the gift that's right for you.

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Meet Our Donors

  • “Giving a scholarship is easy; the work of the students is what’s remarkable.”



    Chuck and Barbara Gately believe in the effectiveness and the results of the Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund so much that they have included DMSF in their will.

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There are many giving options available to you, such as naming the Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund as a beneficiary in your will. For more information, please submit this form or find our contact info below.

Contact Us

Thomas Ramsden
Chief Development Officer
Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund
(312) 455-7802



If you are working with a professional advisor or advising a donor, here's a useful guide for including the Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund in a charitable estate plan.