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Maddy Institute raises $66K for scholarships

Fresno State's Maddy Institute has awarded more than 250 legislative intern scholarships since 2001Fresno State's Maddy Institute has awarded more than 250 legislative intern scholarships since 2001The Maddy Institute at Fresno State was able to raise more than $66,000 to give students scholarships thanks to the support of some well-known political leaders at an event in Sacramento on June 26.

The fundraising event, held at the city's historic Stanford Mansion, featured speakers like Gov. Jerry Brown, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, Senate Minority Leader Connie Conway and others.

The money raised will go to the Maddy Institute's Bob Beverly Sacramento Legislative Intern Scholarship Program that has students working with legislators in the State Capitol.

The Kenneth L. Maddy Institute at Fresno State was established by the Legislature in 1999 to honor the late state senator and his 28 years of public service.

The institute has awarded more than 250 legislative intern scholarships since 2001, while Maddy Institute student interns have worked in 19 federal and state legislative offices.

The Maddy Institute also produces "The Maddy Report," a 30-minute public affairs program airing weekly on KVPT (Channel 18.1), KSEE (Channel 24) and on the California Channel, as well as the "Maddy Political Insider" airing on KYNO (AM 940) in Fresno.

In addition, almost 10,000 email subscribers read the Maddy Daily that chronicles public policy and politics in the San Joaquin Valley.

More information about The Maddy Institute can be found at www.maddyinstitute.org or by calling (559) 278-1133.