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Murphys give Jesuit $1.5 million

Murphys give Jesuit $1.5 million

Jesuit High School has today (March 20) announced a $1.5 million gift from Brian and Renee Murphy, P '27!

Last month, the Murphys were Grand Gaudiosa Underwriters, helping Jesuit’s annual Gaudiosa gala raise an event-record $1.25 million for the school’s financial aid program.

Now, the Murphys, whose son Parker Murphy is a freshman at Jesuit, have made a transformational $1.5 million capital gift to the school. Their extraordinary generosity will go toward Jesuit’s Campus Master Plan.

“Brian and I are proud to call Tampa home and have always believed in supporting youth and education in our community,” Renee Murphy said. “We’ve seen Jesuit’s impact firsthand over the years, and we are happy to support its continued growth with this gift.”

Brian Murphy is the founder and CEO of ReliaQuest, a global leader in cybersecurity which he founded in Tampa in 2007. In 2022, ReliaQuest was named the Security Software Company of the Year by the Cyber Security Global Excellence Awards.

The Murphys have been philanthropic leaders for years, making capital gifts to educational institutions such as the University of South Florida, the Academy of the Holy Names, and their alma mater, Florida State University, as well as Junior Achievement and Voices for Children.

“ReliaQuest, under the leadership of CEO Brian Murphy, has positioned itself as the industry’s preeminent cybersecurity firm,” said Nick Suszynski ’98, Jesuit’s Development Director. “Brian and Renee have become synonymous with philanthropic leadership throughout Tampa Bay and beyond, especially in support of education. They understand the importance of investing in today’s youth and the dividends it pays our society.

“Jesuit High School is blessed to have Brian and Renee as part of our community, and we are extremely grateful for their transformational leadership to help ensure Jesuit’s future success.”