Following retirement from his executive search business, George has been an active philanthropist, and has supported many charitable organizations.
He is as a member of the boards of directors of Pro Kids/The First Tee of San Diego, the Camp Pendleton Armed Forces YMCA, a national trustee of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) and a member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the BGCA of Carlsbad. He is also a founding member of the Rolf Benirschke Legacy Foundation and serves on their executive committee. In 1996, he was a member of the San Diego Host Committee for the Republican Convention and chaired the Sail to San Diego pre-convention weekend. George is also president emeritus of the Rancho Santa Fe Farms Golf Club.
After graduating from Brown University, George, and his wife Meryl, moved to California in 1983. They enjoy spending time at their home in Carlsbad and their home in Palm Springs.
Dr. Murphy is an orthopedic surgeon who has practiced in San Diego since 1988. Specializing in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery, he became
Board Certified in 1987 and recertified in 1996 and 2006. He obtained a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine in 2012 from the
American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine. Dr. Murphy is the Head Team Physician for the University of San Diego and Cathedral Catholic High School. From 1994-2002, he was the team doctor for the San Diego Chargers and from 1998-2002 he was the team’s head physician.
Along with George Young, Dr. Murphy serves as the 2021 Distinguished Events Co-Chair for the American Cancer Society for both the San Diego Golf Invitational and the San Diego Magic of Hope Gala. Dr. Murphy and his wife, Lynn, have five children. He enjoys spending his free time with family, surfing, and golfing.
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