who we are

When Bob Murphy was ten years old, his mother, Ola Mae Murphy, took him to the Veterans’ Hospital in Long Beach, California. The sight of wounded soldiers, some without legs or arms, and some with horrific disfigurements, shocked the little boy. And then he heard the words of his mother:

Don’t ever feel sorry for yourself—and always help others less fortunate than you.

This was the seed that would someday grow up to be the Murphy Family Foundation… Read More → 

Ola Mae Murphy, The Inspiration


Philanthropic Values

“Perhaps the ultimate measure of endeavors is the extent to which the lives of others are a little bit better because we were here.”


– Bob Murphy