About Us

Board of Directors

President: Lynn Baldwin
Executive Vice-President: Jonica Bushman
Vice President, Program: Susan Anderson & Mark Benscheidt
Vice President, Marketing: Jonica Bushman & Joyce Kierejczyk
Secretary: Kristin Telles
Chief Financial Officer: Allison Alexander


Shirley Bruegman
Nené Casares
Nora Chapman
Melissa Der Manouel
Katie Driskill
Laird Durley
Paul Dyer
Jane Fortune
Deborah Ikeda

Jeanette Ishii
Dan Kimball
Janice Maroot
Maren Nielsen
Melody Reddie
Paul Smith
Sandy Stroup
Shelly Vote
Irene Wiegand


Community Advisors

Cindy Arnold
Elizabeth Laval
John McGregor
Howard Watkins

Special Event

Please join us for our annual special evening event, featuring Dennis Miller: America, How Can We All Play Nice Again? Tuesday, November 5, 2019. William Saroyan Theater. Lecture at 7:30pm. VIP reception beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Evening event ticket orders can not be processed by mail. Please purchase your reserved seats through the Ticketmaster link on our website (Ticketmaster fees apply). No additional fees will be charged if purchased in person at the Fresno Convention Center Box Office: 700 ”M“ Street, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

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Lecture ONLY Tickets

VIP Reception Sold Out


Featured Lecture Sponsors

Generous Anonymous Patron

The Frances F. Ermoian Memorial Lecture

Annette & Bob Smittcamp

Educational Employees Credit Union

Sharon Hanley Lecture

Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant

Bernice and Jack Woolf Lecture

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