Scholarship Fundraiser to Honor 25th Anniversary of Death of John Scully ’91

Posted Thu, 09/06/2018 - 12:04

John Scully ’91 was working at Pettit & Martin in 101 California St. on July 1, 1993 when the worst mass shooting in San Francisco’s history took place. He and his wife, Michelle Scully Hobus ’92, who was studying at the firm that day, were both shot and Scully died shielding Michelle from the gunman.

John Scully '91In the aftermath of shooting, Scully’s classmates and family endowed a scholarship in his honor to support one USF law student each year who exudes Scully’s academic excellence and love for sports and the outdoors. Twenty-five years later, they are celebrating his memory with an event Sept. 22 to help raise an additional $25,000 to $50,000 for the John Scully Memorial Trust Scholarship.

“John was a special person who touched a lot of lives, including my own,” said Martin D. Murphy, Jr. '91, who is helping organize the event. “He was from Oahu, a huge outdoorsman, a surfer who grew up in the water — that was his lifestyle, and he had a very good work-life balance. With this scholarship, we wanted to honor that part of him, not just academics.”

“We are hosting this Hawaiian-themed party to celebrate John’s life and enable us to help more USF law students as tuition and other education costs continue to escalate,” Murphy said.

The event will be hosted at a private home in Danville, California. For more information and to contribute to the fund, please visit the John Scully Memorial Scholarship Fund FUNdraiser website.