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PAR receives generous donation for internship endowment fund

The Public Affairs Research Council recently received a generous donation from the Kinsey Family Fund to help build the Emogene Pliner Research Internship Endowment Fund.

The Kinsey family has a long legacy of service to PAR with Norman Kinsey as a past chairman of the board and Glenn V. Kinsey as a currently serving board member. The internship endowment was started this year with initial donations from Sean Reilly and Jennifer Eplett-Reilly, Charles Ellis Brown and the estate of Emogene Pliner. Pliner was the second employee hired at PAR in 1951 and served the organization with distinction for 41 years.

“This internship program provides essential support to our research mission and helps to build student interest in making Louisiana government work better,” said PAR President Jim Brandt. “We are grateful to the generous donors that make it possible.”

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