Ann M. Murphy, Retired Partner

Community Service

Ann has been practiced law for nearly four decades, but she served the community along the way as well. The following were some of her more recent commitments.

The University of Wisconsin Law School Board of Visitors assists in the development of close and helpful relationships between the Law School and the alumni on various matters, including Law School facilities (especially the library), curriculum, placement, admissions, and public relations. In addition, as with its predecessors, the Board of Visitors continues to work toward improving faculty salaries and maintaining excellence at the Law School by encouraging increased financial support from both the legislature and the alumni. Ann was a member.

Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra (MYSO) is one of the most successful and respected youth orchestra programs in the nation, regularly recognized regionally, nationally, and internationally for its artistic excellence. With nearly 1,000 young musicians, ages 8–18, from as many as 14 counties, 60 communities, and 200 schools throughout Southeastern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois participating in MYSO’s many music training programs, it has become one of the largest organizations of its kind in the United States. Ann served on the board of directors and as vice president of MYSO, and she organized two European tours for the orchestra.

The Guest House of Milwaukee provides shelter, housing, education, and services to Milwaukee’s homeless who seek to transform their lives with dignity and purpose. Ann served on the board of directors.

The Campaign Cabinet of United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF) is composed of representatives from the gamut of industries, including accounting, business, financial services, foundations, consulting & technology, marketing, nonprofits, and of course lawyers. UPAF is the single-largest donor to all 15 of its Member Groups, providing essential operating funds to “set the stage” for success. UPAF’s support allows the groups to focus more of their efforts on what they do best — creating, performing, inspiring, and educating. UPAF receives no government funding. Generous individuals, companies, and foundations contribute all dollars raised. Ann served on the Lawyers Campaign Cabinet.

United Way of Greater Milwaukee is an independently governed 501(c)3 nonprofit organization connected to a network of more than 1,400 local United Ways through United Way Worldwide. The Milwaukee chapter has its own board of directors and focuses its work on local solutions for local problems. United Way of Greater Milwaukee’s strategic approach to community problem solving concentrates on collaboration and results. The chapter achieves results through 160-plus programs at more than 80 partner agencies. Ann served on the Initiatives Board.

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