Kit Murphy Update Letter 6/19/19
Dear CASBA members,
I hope this letter finds you enjoying the start of summer! As I finalize the 2018 Kit Murphy Scholarship program, I wanted to take a moment to recap you on the scholarship fund.
This was our 26th anniversary and more than $280,000 has been contributed by our members and friends. In the last 12 months, we’ve received 9 donations totaling $22,750. Thirty-nine scholarships were awarded in Kit’s name this spring. We awarded $10,200 in scholarships this year, up from the $6,650 awarded in 2017.
This year, the scholarship fund had 52 applicants from 6 member companies. As you may recall, to be eligible for the Kit Murphy Memorial Scholarship, the applicant must be an employee or immediate family member of an employee of a CASBA member’s company. As of the end of 2018, CASBA had 27 active members. That means that 22% of our association’s membership had an applicant apply for a Kit Murphy Scholarship. That is an increase of 7% from the prior year.
As the cost of higher education continues to rise, the Kit Murphy Memorial Scholarship Fund has helped countless individuals pursue their dreams of higher education. As we prepare to gather together at Pinehurst in October for the 50th Anniversary meeting of CASBA,I hope you will consider volunteering on the scholarship committee and/or sponsoring a golf hole for $150 to help support the Kit Murphy Scholarship Fund. Information on the convention, golf hole sponsorships and general convention sponsorships will be coming soon. Until then, I hope you have a wonderful summer!
All the best,
Kit Murphy Scholarship Chair