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Ann Arnold Scholarship Fund gets big boost from Jackson Walker

 - Just $8,850 now needed to snag Clear Channel challenge grant

The Jackson Walker LLP law firm this month announced a major contribution to the Ann Arnold Scholarship Fund – the largest yet – leaving just $8,850 needed to secure the Clear Channel Foundation’s $15,000 challenge grant.  To help bridge the gap by Dec. 31, make your tax-deductible contribution today.

The challenge grant will close out the $150,000 fundraising effort that began last fall with the Clear Channel Foundation’s initial $10,000 seed grant.

“Jackson Walker’s partnership with Texas broadcasters has been a boon to TAB and Texas broadcasters for many years and we are grateful for their continued dedication to our industry,” said TAB President Oscar Rodriguez.

“This partnership was established with Ann’s leadership and the firm’s investment will allow us to support the education of future broadcast journalists who demonstrate a passion for advancing democracy through journalism as Ann did in her career as a member of the Capitol Press Corps.”

“I am excited that we will continue the strong relationship between JW, practicing media law in Texas for over 100 years, and the TAB,” said Chip Babcock, leader of the firm’s communications law practice.

Jackson Walker serves as TAB’s general counsel, providing expertise on a wide range of matters ranging from newsroom and advertising practices to general administrative concerns for the association, as well as participating in TAB’s legal hotline service to members.

In addition to Babcock, the practice includes Stacy Allen, Steve Fogle, Nancy Hamilton, Bob Latham, Shannon Zmud-Teicher and Paul Watler.  Allen and Watler also routinely serve on TAB’s newsroom legislative working group, testifying on legislation, drafting bills and amendments and assisting in the development of strategy.

The $131,150 raised to date has come from 104 individual and corporate contributions from broadcasters, firms and friends throughout the state and across the nation who worked with Ann Arnold during her 25-year leadership of TAB.  She passed away Sept. 1, 2012.

The $5,000 Ann Arnold Scholarship will be awarded annually by the Texas Broadcast Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that TAB created in 1973 to support students studying broadcasting in a Texas college or university.

The new scholarship will complement the eight $2,000 scholarships currently awarded each year through an application process promoted by TAB and the Texas Association of Broadcast Educators.

Questions?  Contact TAB's Teresa McAnally or call (512) 322-9944.

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