Join Our Sponsors

We appreciate the generosity of the individual and corporate lecture sponsors, benefactors, underwriters, and patrons who make it possible for us to continue the tradition of bringing outstanding speakers to the Central Valley.

San Joaquin Valley Town Hall of Fresno, California, is a not-for-profit organization under section 501(c)3 of the IRS code. The generous donations in support of the lecture series make these annual educational programs possible. Donations are tax deductible in accordance with the law. For information on becoming a sponsor, please call us at 559.444.2180 or email us at valleytownhall@gmail.com.

Please note: donations made before September 15th shall be recognized in our printed brochure, which will be available beginning at the first lecture.

Become A Donor

San Joaquin Valley Town Hall Podium Sponsors

The Frances F. Ermoian Memorial

The Frances F. Ermoian Memorial

Ralph Ermoian Foundation &
Harry M. Ermoian Foundation

Sharon Hanley

Sharon Hanley Lecture

Lecture Sponsors: $10,000 and above

Educational Employees Credit Union

Cicely Elahi Roberts MD JD

Bob Smittcamp

Bernice and Jack Woolf Lecture

Bernice and Jack Woolf Lecture

Media Sponsors



Fresno Bee

Educational Partners


Major Donors: $5,000 and above


Major Benefactors: $2,500 and above

Alliant Insurance – Lynn & Peter Baldwin
Shirin & Nader Assemi
Community Medical Centers
Chevrolet Buick GMC of Sanger
Derco Foods

Melissa & Michael Der Manouel
Julia & Laird Durley
Jane & Larry Fortune
Jeannine Grech
Coke and James Hallowell

The Heart Group: Chambers, Merrill, Plenys, Telles, Sandhu, Dhillon, Valles, Basraon, Basraon, Ali & Rathi
Lawson Family
McCormick Barstow LLP
O’Neill Vintners & Distillers

Judith & Don Peracchi
Leon S. Peters Foundation
Smittcamp Family Foundation
Valley Children’s Healthcare
The Wonderful Company
Shelly & Mike Woolf

Benefactors: $1,500 and above

Susan & Peter R. Bartlett
Julie & Jim Beecher
Briscoe Family Foundation
Wendy & Patrick Carroll
Lisa & Tom Coleman
Jackie & Ray Doumanian
Saskia & Paul Dyer
Joan Eaton & Paul Gibson
Dede & Fritz Glaser

Henrietta Hagopian
Linley Brinker-Harding & Clarke T. Harding
Marianne & Richard Hatfield
Charlene & Don Heuer
Jennifer & Jim Huelskamp
Jeanette & Tony Ishii
Joyce & Bob Kierejczyk
Linda & Sam Lucido
Janice Maroot

NBN Insurance
Mari Ann Ricchiuti
Jill & Jud Robinson
Sara & Gary Rushing
Joan & Bob Schoettler
Anita Shanahan
Lorraine & Paul Smith
Sherri Gibson & Russell G. Smith

Janell Smittcamp-Boldt
Darlene & Stan Spano
Kristin & Dr. Connor Telles
Val Print
Shelly & Kurt Vote
Rosemary & Jerry Waters
Irene & Dwight Wiegand
Lisa & Stuart Woolf

Underwriters: $600 and above

Susan & Rod Anderson
Cindy & Richard Andrews
Nancy & Jack Baker
Larry Balakian
Desa C. Belyea
Jonica & James Bushman
Marla & Stanley Day
Terry & Rodger Glaspey
Karen Hale-Calderwood

Donna & Lloyd Hall
William Hanks
Charles Hensley
Phyllis Jing
Karahadian Dental
Adrienne & David Kimball
Leslie & Gary Knutsen
Kathleen Melikian

Zabelle & Charles Melkonian
Carol Munshower
Georgia Murach
Anne Murphy
Maren Nielsen
Anantanarayan Padmanabhan
Kay & James Provost
Jane Quiring

Bonna Rogers-Neufeld, M. D.
Karen & Randy Rowe
Walt Stammer
Chrissie & Ken Talley
Jolene Telles
Pat Wallace
Cheryl & Ralph Waterhouse
Rowena & Robert Williams

Patrons: $300 and above

Allison Alexander
Brent Auernheimer
Marion Clay
Vincent Correll
Charlene Corrin
Monta Denver
Carolyn & Alfred Evans
Denise Fletcher
Frances Florio
Alyce Fourchy

Augusta Giffen
Jeanne Gragnanai
Kathy & Keith Grazier
Cheryl Heberger
Sandra Hempel
Mary Hung
Rebecca Jaech
Nancy Jones
Ruth Kallenberg
Diane Kirk

Mary LaFollette
Judy Hughes Leas
Clay Lewis
Joanne Lippert
Joan Lipton
Holly Longatti
Glee Masumoto
Genie & Charles McAlexander
Naomi Nakata
Ludie & John Nugier

Judie & Alan Pierrot
Sue & Patrick Quigley
Marilyn Rackin
Sandra Silva
Karen Simpson
Jacqueline Spencer
Ann Leonardo Thaxter
Christine & Howard Watkins
Walter Vosganian

In Memorium

Shirley Brinker
Sue Donohue

Jasmine Markarian
Wilda Moller

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.

More DetailsLecture ONLY TicketsVIP Reception + Lecture Tickets

Featured Lecture Sponsors

The Frances F. Ermoian Memorial Lecture

Ralph Ermoian Foundation &
Harry M. Ermoian Foundation

Sharon Hanley Lecture

Educational Employees Credit Union

Cicely Elahi Roberts MD JD

Sierra Pacific Orthopedics

Bob Smittcamp

Bernice and Jack Woolf Lecture

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