Believe you can make a difference

The Michael J. Murphy Scholarship Fund was created in 2009 in memory of Michael (Murph) Murphy, who was taken from us too soon at the age of 31. Our mission is to provide music related lessons and instruments to children from families that do not have the financial means to provide this opportunity.

In the last ten years, through the generosity of our supporters, The Michael J. Murphy Music Scholarship Fund has awarded over 400 scholarships. Some have chosen to play instruments, others to sing or dance.

Murph’s passion was music. We have been very fortunate to be able to carry on his legacy and make a difference in a life by giving the Gift of Music to those that share that same passion. We ask that you join us by providing whatever support you can to make that a reality.

Monetary Donations

Monetary donations can be sent either directly to the bank or via a secure connection through PayPal.

Checks should be made payable to the Michael J. Murphy Music Scholarship Fund.

Michael J. Murphy Music Scholarship Fund
CIBC 120 S LaSalle Street Chicago, IL 60603

Instrument Donations

As part of our program to provide the Gift of Music, we will be accepting musical instrument donations. All Scholarship awards that are given for music lessons will also include a musical instrument that will be retained by the awardee upon the successful completion of the program.

The Michael J. Murphy Music Scholarship Fund is a
501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

“I Support Music Education for Children” is a statement that we are very proud to be identified with and we believe people who support our effort are proud to be identified with it as well. That is why we have adopted this as the slogan for our Sponsorship packages. 

The Sponsorship packages are available at three levels. Your name and logo signage will be included in our Sponsor Booklet to be distributed at the Fundraiser as well as posted on Sponsor Banners that will be located throughout the event. Please complete the attached Sponsorship Form and return to the address on the form. A jpeg of your logo to can be sent to Mary Ann Murphy at [email protected].

Feel free to also send any additional information you would like to have included in our sponsor brochure about your company as well as any promotional discounts you would like to offer.



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The purpose of the Michael J. Murphy Scholarship Fund is to provide private instruction in music and music related activities (including but not limited to instrumental, vocal, dance, and song-writing) for a period of one school year.

The Michael J. Murphy Music Scholarship Fund have awarded over 300 scholarships.

Believe you can make a difference

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.”

~ Plato ~