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Bob Beverly Legislative Intern Scholarship Fund Reception

On August 21, the Maddy Institute held a reception to support scholarships for Valley university students in an event held at the historic Leland Stanford Mansion in Sacramento.


In a show of bi-partisan support, Governor Jerry Brown joined Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and Assembly Republican Leader Connie Conway to raise money for the Institute’s Bob Beverly Sacramento Legislative Intern Scholarship Program, which provides students the opportunity to work with legislators of both parties at the State Capitol. Willie Brown, former Speaker of the Assembly and Mayor of San Francisco will be Master of Ceremonies.


Maddy Institute Board Chairman and former Assemblymember Juan Arambula stated, “We are delighted with this bipartisan show of support in the spirit of Ken Maddy.”


Legislative internships were a key priority for the late Senator Ken Maddy. He stated that, “One of the things we want to do is get young people involved in politics. The Institute should teach students about the complexity of a democracy at work and the passionate issues that motivate constituents and their elected representatives.”


United States Congressman, former State Senator, and current Maddy Institute board member Jim Costa stated, “We want to open doors and make opportunities a reality for students today in the San Joaquin Valley with this program. We have an obligation to encourage and train future leaders from this Valley.”


Since 2001, the Maddy Institute has given over 300 legislative intern scholarships to students. Maddy Institute legislative interns have worked in nearly 30 federal and state legislative offices.  Maddy Institute alumni now work in a variety of political offices, businesses and non-profit organizations throughout the Valley, in Sacramento and in Washington, D.C.

Gold Sponsors ($2,500+)

BNSF Railway

California State University, Fresno

California Teachers Association

Chevron Corporation

Congressman Jim Costa

CSEA Retirees

E&J Gallo

Granville Homes

Paramount Community Giving

The Penstar Group

Russo Marsh + Associates, Inc.

Woolf Farming

Silver Sponsors ($1,000+)
Blue Diamond Growers

California Chamber of Commerce

California Advocates

California Cable & Telecommunications Association

Churchwell White

Crystal Creamery

Farmers Insurance

California Cattlemen’s Association

California Latino Water Coalition Foundation

Fresno County Office of Education

G-3 Enterprises

Sergeant Major Associates

Frank Baxter

Hon. Rebecca & Ken Wiseman

Governmental Advocates, Inc.

University of California Office of the President

Bronze Sponsors ($500+)

ACWA Ÿ – Aleshire & Wynder Ÿ – Juan Arambula Ÿ – California Association of Health Plans Ÿ – Paul Bonderson Ÿ California Beer & Beverage Distributors Ÿ – California Business Roundtable Ÿ – California Healthcare Foundation Ÿ Can Manufacturers Institute Ÿ – Capitol Strategies Group, Inc. Ÿ – James Cassie Ÿ- Central Valley Fund Ÿ – ClearAdvocacy Ÿ – Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Ÿ – Tom Dey & Sheila Slaughter-Dey – ŸCong. John Doolittle (ret.) Ÿ – The Gualco Group, Inc.  – Charles T. Halnan Government Relations Ÿ – Lucas Public Affairs Ÿ – Eric J. Miethke Ÿ – John Mockler Ÿ – Jorge F. & Hilda Cantu Montoy Ÿ- Nielsen, Merksamer, Parrinello, Gross & Leoni Ÿ – Oak Tree Racing Association Ÿ – Pacific Legal Foundation Ÿ – Schott & Lites Ÿ – Smith, Watts & Martinez Ÿ – Peter Weber  Ÿ-      The Wine Institute Ÿ – Wilke Fleury