The Rob Murphy Foundation has continued to grow and sustain its partnership with Bagley Elementary. Bagley Elementary holds a special place in the development of the foundation as founder, Rob Murphy, was both a student and a teacher at the school.
The Rob Murphy Foundation guides its work based on the idea of choosing to work with partners for a sustained period of time to increase the impact that the foundation may have on the groups and communities they serve. The foundations’s partnership with Bagley Elementary has served as the blueprint for working with schools in Southeastern Michigan.
Most recently, volunteers from the foundation spent the day at Bagley working with students in the classroom, delivering art supplies, books, and stuffed animals to very enthusiastic students. Volunteers also taught soccer skills to the students. All supplies and recreational equipment are then donated to the school, with the intent to improve the student experience and assist the school in furthering the reach of its resources. The Rob Murphy Foundation was created in June of 2014 by Detroit native and current Eastern Michigan University men’s basektball head coach Rob Murphy with a clear vision: every child needs opportunity.
“We have learned a tremendous amount from the administrators and students at Bagley. We appreciate their willingness to work with us as we grow the foundation, and it is our privilege to be able to assist them with some of their needs.” commented Murphy. “We are committed to continuing this partnership and meeting even greater needs in the future.”