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.

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San Joaquin Valley Town Hall Podium Sponsors

The Frances F. Ermoian Memorial

The Frances F. Ermoian Memorial
Lecture Series

Harry M. Ermoian Foundation
Ralph Ermoian Foundation

Sharon Hanley

Sharon Hanley Lecture

Lecture Sponsors: $10,000 and above

Bernice and Jack Woolf Lecture

Bernice and Jack Woolf Lecture

Cicely Elahi Roberts MD JD



Media Sponsors



Fresno Bee

Educational Partners



Major Donors: $5,000 and above

Educational Employees Credit Union

Educational Employees Credit Union


Major Benefactors: $2,500 and above

Shirin & Nader Assemi
Central Valley Community Foundation
Community Medical Center
Derco Foods
Melissa Der Manouel
Donaghy Family
Julia & Laird Durley 

Jeannine Grech
Coke and James Hallowell
The Heart Group: Chambers, Merrill, Plenys, Telles, Sandhu, Dhillon, Valles, Basraon, Basraon, Ali & Rathi
Lawson Foundation
McCormick Barstow LLP

O’Neill Vintners & Distillers
Penny-Newman Grain Co.
Judith & Don Peracchi
Leon S. Peters Foundation
Rainbow King Lodge
Cicely E. Roberts, M.D., J.D.

Saint Agnes Medical Center
Marilyn & Thomas Sparks
Valley Children’s Healthcare
Lisa and Stuart Woolf
Shelly & Mike Woolf
The Wonderful Company Foundation

Benefactors: $1,500 and above

Peter and Lynn Baldwin
Julie & Jim Beecher
Desa C. Belyea
Linley Brinker-Harding & Clarke T. Harding
Briscoe Family Foundation
Chappell-McCullar, LLC
Lisa & Tom Coleman
Jackie & Ray Doumanian
Saskia & Paul Dyer

Joan Eaton & Paul Gibson
Sharon & Jim Fisher
Jane & Larry Fortune
Sherri Gibson & Russel G. Smith
Dede and Fritz Glaser
Granville Homes
Henrietta Hagopian
Marianne & Richard Hatfield

Charlene & Don Heuer
Jennifer and Jim Huelskamp
Jeanette & Tony Ishii
Bob and Joyce Kierejczyk
Zabelle & Charles Melkonian
NBN insurance
Mari Ann Ricchiuti
Jud & Jill Robinson
Gary Rushing

Joan & Bob Schoettler
Anita Shanahan
Bill and Linda Smittcamp
Stan and Darlene Spano
Dr. Connor & Kristin Telles
Val Print
Wanger Jones Helsley PC
Jerry & Rosemary Waters

Underwriters: $600 and above

Susan & Rod Anderson
Cindy & Richard Andrews
Nancy & Jack Baker
Larry Balakian
Suzanne Bertz-Rosa
Mary and Bruce Boegel
James & Jonica Bushman
Savonna & Mark Coelho
Frances Florio

Alyce Fourchy
Karen Hale-Calderwood
Jane Hammaker
Kathryn Hanks
Marianne & Richard Hatfield
Katherine & Robert Huebert
Phyllis Jing
Adrienne & David Kimball
Gary & Leslie Knutsen

Janice Maroot
Kathleen Melikian
Georgia & Mike Murach
Anne Murphy
Maren Nielsen
John & Ludie Nugier
Sue and Patrick Quigley
Jane Quiring
Bonna Rogers-Neufeld

Karen Rowe
Charlene and Dale Samuelian
Walt Stammer
Jennifer Ann Stanley
Jolene Telles
Pat Wallace
Cheryl & Ralph Waterhouse
Rowena & Robert Williams

Patrons: $300 and above

Paula Balekian
Jean Beardsley
Eleanor and Marvin Beil
Debbie Bell
Gus & Greti Bonner
Maureen Boyle
Cindy Brown
Marion Clay
Vincent Correll
Monta Denver
Michelle Dolton
Katie Driskill

Alfred & Carolyn Evans
Ben Ewell Family
Susan Fisher
Augusta Giffen
Linda Gleason
Kathy Grazier
Donna & Lloyd Hall
Cheryl Heberger
Sandra Hempel
Mary Hung
Nancy Jones
Ken Jue

Ruth Kallenberg
Mary & Jim Kinter
Paul Klepac
Mary LaFollette
Judy Hughes Leas
Clay Lewis
Joan Lipton
Joanne Lippert
Holly Longatti
Jeanette Maroot
Jessica Marshall
Law Offices of Miles, Sears & Eanni

Naomi Nakata
Alan & Judie Pierrot
James and Kay Provost
Marilyn Rackin
Helen Siporin
Jacqueline Spencer
Gayle J. Surabian
Ann Thaxter
Donna Van Wyhe
Walter Vosganian
Howard & Christine Watkins

In Memorium

Sue Donohue
Jasmine Markarian
Roxie Moradian

Mariam Stepanian
Brooke Wissler
Marina Whelan

Special Event

Please join us for our annual special evening event featuring NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Leadership, In Life and On The Court. Tuesday, October 9, 2018. 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 Series

Bernice and Jack Woolf Lecture

Sharon Hanley Lecture

Cicely Elahi Roberts MD JD

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