Vincent B. Murphy IV ’03

Young Alumni, Sticky Bun, and Loyalty Challenge Donor*
“Even if it’s not much, it’s giving back to a school that gave us so much and trying to give the next generation as many opportunities as we had.”

Was there an event at George School that influenced you?

I was a junior when September 11 happened. George School’s international diversity and the focus on understanding current events, being an international citizen, and paying attention to everything that’s going on around us made a huge impact on me. George School opens your eyes to the world out there and shows you the value of understanding where people are coming from.

How have you stayed connected to the school?

I go back often. My younger brother, Michael, and I play in the alumni vs. students lacrosse game every year. It is amazing how many people you know who are three years older or younger than you. I thought the school was great for that—a place for young impressionable teens to find supportive influences and role models.

Now I’m very involved with the Philadelphia alumni group. I help organize events like happy hours that bring people together and remind us what we have in common. A lot of people are doing such interesting things.

As a young alumnus, why do you donate each year?

I’m a firm believer in paying it forward, to give so that George School can continue to produce good students who can become good leaders who can go off into the world and make it a better place.

More about Vince:

A graduate of Wake Forest University, Vince is operations manager for Accu-Fire Fabrications, a fire sprinkler fabricator and supplier. He lives in Old City and enjoys exploring all that Philadelphia has to offer.

* Sticky Bun Society members (named after the favorite longtime breakfast treat) have made gifts every year for five or more consecutive years. The Loyalty Challenge, modeled after the George School-Westtown rivalry, is an annual-giving participation competition between recent graduating classes of the two schools.