Join Our Sponsors

We appreciate the continued generosity of the individual and corporate lecture sponsors, benefactors, underwriters, and patrons who make it possible for us to continue to sustain the tradition of bringing outstanding national and international 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 22nd shall be recognized in our printed brochure, which will be available beginning at the first lecture.

Become A Sponsor

San Joaquin Valley Town Hall Podium Sponsors

The Frances F. Ermoian Memorial

The Frances F. Ermoian Memorial

Lecture Sponsors: $10,000 and above


Bernice and Jack Woolf Lecture

Bernice and Jack Woolf and Family

Platinum: $5,000 and above

Media Sponsors

Fresno Bee

Gold: $2,500 and above

Aera Energy Fund
Apex Insurance – Eaton/Gibson
Shirin & Nader Assemi
Lynn & Peter Baldwin

Shirley Bruegman
Community Regional Medical Center

Jackie & Ray Doumanian
Jane & Larry Fortune
Pam & Gene Kallsen

Linda & Bill Smittcamp
Mary & Stanley Spano
The Wonderful Company

Silver: $1,500 and above

Allison & Patrick Alexander
Anderson Orchards
Susan & Peter Bartlett
Julie & Jim Beecher
Suzie & Mark Benscheidt
Linley Brinker-Harding & Clarke T. Harding
Briscoe Family Foundation – Valley Iron

California Armenian Home
Central Valley Community Bank
Terry & Rodger Glaspey
Nancy & Garry Griesser
Jane Hammaker
Richard Hatfield
Erika & Tad Hoppe

Jennifer & Jim Huelskamp
Jeanette & Tony Ishii
Joyce & Bob Kierejczyk
Jan Maroot
Beatrice & Kevin Olsen
Pax Domus, Inc. – Jodi Fitzpatrick
Judy & Don Peracchi

Regency Investment Advisors
Mary Ann Ricchiuti
In Memory of J. Martin and Bobbye Sisk Temple
Rosemary & Jerry Waters
Irene & Dwight Wiegand
Lisa & Stuart Woolf

Underwriters: $625 and above

Susan & Rod Anderson
Cindy & Richard Andrews
Nancy & Jack Baker
Hillary & Eric Bell
Jonica & James Bushman
Wendy & Patrick Carroll
Leslie Chaltraw

Vincent Correll
Alyce Fourchy
Augusta Giffen
Donna Hall, “In Memory of Lloyd Hall”
Dan Kimball
Jean Linder & Paul Rempel

Carol & Ken Maul
Georgia Murach
Anne Murphy
Rebecca Patel
Nadeem Rahman
Bonna Rogers-Neufeld

Karen & Randy Rowe
Walt Stammer
Gayle J. & Sam Surabian
Barbara Taylor Threlkeld
Marsha Vucovich
Rowena & Robert Williams

Investor: $325 and above

Christopher Brown
Honora Chapman
Donna Chiamori
Savonna & Mark Coelho
Michelle Dolton
Katie Driskill
Saskia & Paul Dyer
Alfred Evans
Frances Florio
Dede & Dr. Fritz Glaser

Wendy Gottlieb
Cheryl Heberger
Sandra Hemple
Charles Hensley
Mary Hung
Debbie & Dale Ikeda
Irene Ikeda
Ruth Kallenberg
Allison Karahadian
Judy Leas

Patricia B. Libby
Joan Lipton
Robert & Holly Longatti
Elizabeth Looney
Elizabeth Mitchell
Carol & Don Munshower
Naomi Nakata
Sharon Nilmeier Spencer
Judie & Alan Pierrot

Sue & Patrick Quigley
Marla Reyes
Susan Simpson
Jacqueline Spencer
Ellen Taylor
Sharron Timmings
Barabara Vartan
Patricia Wallace
Howard Watkins

In Appreciation

The San Joaquin Valley lost two prominent members of the farming and business communities during the past year.  Both men were philanthropists and exemplars of the philosophy of “giving back” to the community, and their loss will be deeply felt.  We at Town Hall have been grateful recipients of their generosity and salute their roles in helping us to bring nationally and internationally recognized speakers who have presented ideas that stimulate and educate the citizens of Fresno and the Central Valley. 

Robert Smittcamp      1941-2021

Bob Smittcamp was a major driver in developing two important companies in the Central Valley, the Lyons Magnus food products company and the Wawona Frozen Foods Company. He has been a major philanthropist in Fresno and the Central Valley.  We at Town Hall have benefited greatly from his and Annette’s generosity, most recently in their sponsorship of General John F. Kelly as a speaker. We are thankful for their generosity.

John Leroy (Jack) Woolf, Jr.      1917-2020

Jack Woolf, founder of Woolf Farming and Processing, was a prominent farmer and philanthropist in the Central Valley.  He and his wife, Bernice, have been long time attendees and supporters of SJV Town Hall, and have sponsored many nationally known speakers including Rick Steves, Timothy Egan, Dave Barry, Dan Nelson and Michael Pollan on the stage of the Saroyan Theater.  Town Hall is grateful for their support.

In Memoriam

Sue Donohue
Ray Ensher
Frances F. Ermoian

Betsy Mitchell
J. Martin & Bobbye Temple


Town Hall is grateful to the Harry M. Ermoian Foundation and the Ralph Ermoian Foundation for establishing an endowment in honor of their mother and past president of San Joaquin Valley Town Hall, Frances F. Ermoian. Thank you for securing the future growth and mission of Town Hall.