Meg Murphy ’89 – National Major Gift Committee

Margaret “Meg” Murphy ’89

Chicago, Illinois


After graduating from Scripps, Meg earned a master’s in journalism from Northwestern. That degree led her to jobs as a staff writer with a small daily publication in Indiana and the Chicago Tribune. Meg worked for Quaker Oats (later PepsiCo) as a consultant to the company’s public affairs department while pursuing a law degree at Illinois Institute of Technology’s Chicago-Kent College of Law in the evenings. In addition to her law degree, she also earned a certificate in Intellectual Property law. Meg is currently working on her family’s real estate and philanthropic concerns in Chicago.

Favorite gift to Scripps:

“I enjoyed reconnecting with old friends and classmates to raise support for my 25th Reunion class gift.” Meg gave the gift of time by volunteering, “I was a part of an effort to track down news articles to raise awareness on campus about Returnships for alumnae who want to return to the workforce after time away from careers.”

About her passion for philanthropy:

“There are so many organizations that are doing great work that rely on individual donors and outside funding. I am grateful to provide philanthropic support so these organizations can thrive.”

“I support the work done by UNICEF around the world. Locally, I donate to an animal shelter in Chicago and a healthcare orgnization in Northern Michigan.” Meg is also a proud friend of the annual Traverse City film festival.

What inspires her to give to Scripps:

“Scripps provided me with a terrific education and continues to give students a rigorous academic experience; Scripps is a great investment and I am happy to be able to support my alma mater.”