“Big 5 Reception” Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of The Maddy Institute

Today, Monday, May 6th, The Maddy Institute will be hosting its annual “Big 5 Reception”, with Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Legislative Leadership in a private event at the California Museum in Sacramento to help celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Legislature’s unanimous vote to create the non-partisan Maddy Institute. The funds raised will support the work of The Maddy Institute, including its Bob Beverly Sacramento Legislative Intern Scholarship Program that provides students paid legislative internships at the State Capitol. 

Willie Brown former Speaker of the Assembly and Mayor of San Francisco will be Master of Ceremonies.

The late Senator Ken Maddy believed strongly in bi-partisan problem solving and public service—and he wanted the Institute to help promote the next generation through legislative intern programs, stating: “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

The Beverly Legislative Scholar Intern Program is one of several Maddy Institute programs. Our other programs include:
The Jim Costa Washington D.C. Legislative Intern Scholar ProgramThe Don Jackson Public Finance Intern Scholar ProgramThe San Joaquin Valley Intern Scholar Program
The Wonderful Public Service Graduate Fellowship Program

The Maddy Report (a weekly 30-minute public affairs television program)El Informe Maddy (a weekly 30-minute public affairs Spanish languagetelevision program)
Maddy Report – Valley Views Edition (a weekly one-hour public affairs radio program)
Maddy Daily (a daily public affairs e-Newsletter, with almost 11,000 subscribers)
Maddy Associate Speaker Series: Speakers have included Gov. Jerry Brown, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Alice Rivlin (former head of the OMB and Brookings Institution), David Walker (Comptroller General of the U.S.), Alison Fraser (Heritage Foundation) and David Zeeve (Concord Coalition)

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About The Maddy Institute
The Kenneth L. Maddy Institute at California State University, Fresno was
established by a unanimous vote of the California Legislature in 1999 to
honor State Senator Ken Maddy, whose 28 years of public service
demonstrated the successful application of personal integrity, legislative
know-how and bipartisanship to the governance of the State of California.
The Maddy Institute was established to engage, prepare and inspire the next generation of government leaders and civil servants. Activities primarily focus on Citizen Participation, Policy Research and Leadership Training. Leadership Training programs consist primarily of an extensive government intern program for college students throughout the Valley, as well as TheWonderful Public Service Graduate Fellowship.

Since 2001, the Maddy Institute has provided over 450 legislative intern
scholarships to students from throughout the San Joaquin Valley. Maddy
Institute legislative interns have worked in nearly 30 federal and state
legislative offices throughout the Valley, in Sacramento and in Washington, D.C. Maddy Institute alumni are now not only in elected office at the State and local level, but work in a variety of political offices, businesses and non-profit organizations in the Valley. To learn more about The Maddy Institute, its mission and core values, visit www.maddynstitute.com, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter