The 2018 Military Christmas Grants are here for this Christmas. All military families are encouraged to apply. Just like last year, we will be accepting donations and 100% of all money raised will be given out directly as a Christmas Grant to a military family in need. Once again, anyone who donates $500 or more will have a grant directly named in their honor and be given to one military family in need for extra money at Christmas. Last year we raised $10,000 and gave out twenty $500.00 Military Christmas Grants.
One of the major goals at Nick's Foundation is to provide educational scholarships and financial support to high school and college student-athletes to advance their college education. As part of that financial support, in June 2017 and in June 2018, the Nicholas J. Murphy Foundation gave out a total of ten $2,500.00 scholarships (for a total disbursement of $25,000.00) to deserving student-athletes. Please join us in congratulating this year’s Nick Murphy Achievement Scholarship Recipients Zach Stirnaman, Sage Bessert, Jack Frank, Clara Fitzpatrick, and Matthew Pichaske!
We at the Foundation would like to extend a very heartfelt thank-you to Dr. Matt McMillin for his sponsorship of the Happy Hour 5k Run for the Peoria Irish Fest on August 24. Proceeds of the race will go to the Nicholas J. Murphy Foundation at his request. That is so awesome, and we truly appreciate it from the bottom of our hearts.
We raised over $84,000.00 in net proceeds from the 2018 Fairways for the Armed Forces golf outing. Those funds will be used to fund the Nicholas J. Murphy Pro Bono Clinic providing free and reduced rate family law legal services for veterans and members of the Armed Forces, and for the educational scholarships, military grants, and charitable donations made to OSF and for kids with cancer at the Heller Center for Kids with Cancer at OSF. Thank you all, so much, for all of your support and generosity. Nick’s legacy will continue to make the world a better place for so many people in the years and decades to come.
Nicholas James Murphy will not be forgotten. Thank you, Nick, on this Memorial Day for your service to this country and the sacrifices you made and the bravery you showed. We will never forget. We are happy to report that the 2018 Fairways for the Armed Forces golf outing to be held on June 11, 2018 at Mt. Hawley Country Club will again be one of the premier golf outings in Central Illinois this summer.
It is unbelievable to me how much we can do and how we are doing it.
We are going to exponentially expand what help we can give over the next year. Once we get everything worked out properly from a paperwork standpoint and from an ability to properly apply for grants, we will be hiring full time attorneys and staff for Nick’s Foundation and pro bono clinic and will be taking it statewide. No one else can offer free or reduced rate family law legal services to veterans and active duty military like we can. That is our future at the Foundation.
So when I say we can save lives, I mean it.
The Nicholas J. Murphy Foundation is proud to announce that two educational scholarships will be granted to one male and one female senior who have been a student-athlete at Dunlap High School. These awards will be given out at the end of this school year and announced on June 11, 2018 at the 2018 Fairways for Nick’s Foundation golf outing.