Lifetime Giving Societies

The Lifetime Giving Societies is San Joaquin College of Law’s most prestigious donor recognition organization. Each society allows the law school to honor the leadership and generous support of alumni, friends, faculty, staff and colleagues who have been and are a vital source in shaping the past, present, and future of our institution.

Society members have made a special commitment of leadership, involvement, and resources to ensure SJCL continues to be the leader in providing excellent legal education in the Central Valley.

To become a member into the societies, an individual must have contributed cumulative gifts, over time, equal to $2,500 or more to the law school by December 31st of each year. Qualifying gifts include:

  • Cash, securities, real estate or gifts-in-kind;
  • Irrevocable deferred gifts (trust, gift annuity, life insurance policy)

$250,000 - $499,999

James K. & Carol Sellers Herbert
Leon S. Peters Foundation

Founder’s Circle
$100,000 - $249,999

Borba Farms
Granville Homes
Thomas Saville

Trustee’s Circle
$75,000 - $99,999

The Bertha & John Garabedian Charitable Foundation

Dean’s Circle
$50,000 - $74,999

Albert Ramirez Bail Bonds
City of Clovis
Dr. & Mrs. Bud Ellis
Darryl Freedman
Estate of Tommy Helm
James Irvine Foundation
Pete P. Peters Foundation
SJCL Alumni Association
SJCL Student Bar Association

Barrister’s Circle
$25,000 - $49,999

Baradat & Paboojian, Inc.
The Borba Families
Mahlon & Karen Buck
Central California Bankruptcy Association
Katherine Donovan
Donna Korotie
Honorable Annette LaRue
Sue & John Loomis
Dianna R. & Cyrus J. Madison
Warren & Lesa Paboojian
Price, Paige & Company, CPAs
Kimberly Sweidy

$15,000 - $24,999

Baker, Manock & Jensen
Karen & Carl Brown
Deborah A. Coe
Allison Gong
Kahn, Soares & Conway, LLP
Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Spray Kinney
Honorable W. Richard & Kim Lee
Joan Bjorkman Lassley
McCormick, Barstow et al
Douglas Noll
Pacific Gas and Electric
Rene’ Turner Sample
Andrew & Patricia Sorensen
Christopher Watters
Richard & Diane Watters
J. Martin Winton
Zinkin Family

$10,000 - $14,999

Hal Bolen
Geraldine Brown
Denise Cahill
Charles W. Palmer Family Foundation
Michael Lee Condry
Dr. & Mrs. Lee Copeland
Michael & Germaine Dias
George and Desa Belyea Charitable Trust
Janice Pearson & Jackson Grode
H. Ty Kharazi
Michael Marderosian
Sally Perring
Robert F. Price (Tax ‘86) & Kathryn S. Price
Quinlan, Kershaw & Fanucchi
Radin Foundation
Peter & Shannon Rooney
Margaret & Howard Shainberg
Honorable Oliver & Lorrie A. Wanger
Wells Fargo Foundation
John L. & Bernice Woolf

$7,500 - $9,999

Randy & Ruth Ataide
Baker, Peterson & Franklin, CPA’s
Bolen, Fransen, & Russell
C. William Brewer
The Business Journal
Delta Theta Phi Foundation, Inc.
Dowling, Aaron & Keeler
Greg & Jeanne Durbin
Electric Motor Shop - Richard Caglia
Theodore & Susan Forrest
Craig & Jonna Fry
Patricia Mattson-Markell
Honorable Robert H. & Stephanie Oliver
David Overstreet, IV
Carlyn R. Robbins
Joanne Sanoian
Sam Speake
Dennis Veeh
Mr. & Mrs. David J. Weiland

$5,000 - $7,499

Annette Ballatore-Williamson
Gary Brunsvik
Michel Bryant
California Chapter American Board of Trial Advocates
Richard and Missy Cartier
Fran & Jim Christiansen
David & Nancy Cisneros
Craig Davis
Gene Deetz
Deloitte & Touche LLP
Delta Theta Phi - Hollis G. Best Senate
Dias Law Firm, Inc.
Joanna Ebner
Michael Elder
Michael Geis
Ronald Henderson
ICI Dulux Paints
Laurie Jones
Scott L. Jones & Teresa Petty-Jones
Laurie Renton Mendes Foundation
Robert Lindsay
Dorris Long
Lozano Smith-Attorneys at Law
Kendall & Doris Manock
Timothy Mazzela
Gregory L. Myers
Elizabeth Murphy O’Neill
Eduardo Ruiz
Salwasser Manufacturing Co.
Brent Smittcamp & Lisa Sondergaard Smittcamp (Law ‘95)
Le Roy Snyder, Jr.
Soroptimist International of Clovis
Stoughton Davidson
Frances White
Jim & Piti Witherow

$2,500 - $4,999

Bethany R. Baker
Brian L. & Marilyn L. Baker
Mr. & Mrs. George Baker
Bank of America
Dennis & Andrea Bean
Honorable & Mrs. Hollis Best
Mark & Elizabeth Blum
Justice George Brown
Julia Ann Brungess
Dick Caglia
Thomas E. Campagne
Thomas & Betty Canar
Central Valley Community Bank
Leah R. Cole
Peter M. Cowper
Clinton A. Cummins
James O. Demsey
P.G. Divine
Educational Employees Credit Union
Donald R. Forbes
Donn Furman & Cynthia Fialho
John F. Garland
Michael Goldring
Kevin Gunner
Wesley Hammond
Harris Farms
Katherine L. Hart
Ima Jean Harvey
Helon & Manfredo
Paul Herbert
Robert & Ellen Hirth
Howe Electric, Inc.
Marlene A. Hubbell
Toni Kincaid
Bruce Leichty
Jeremy Lusk
Magill Law Offices - Timothy V. Magill
Wes Merritt
John & Barbara Mesrobian
Miles, Sears & Eanni
Mark Miller
David L. Milligan
Joyce Morodomi
Law Offices of Jennifer S. Morrison
Ronald Nissila
Michelle G. & Richard Oleksa
The Honorable and Mrs. Lawrence J. O’Neill
Susie & Fred Osterberg
Holley & Robert Perez
Erik & Amanda Peterson
Honorable James Petrucelli
W. Scott Quinlan
Rogers Helicopters, Inc. - Wanda Rogers
Frank P. Samples, Esq.
Honorable Stephen B. Sefton
Helen Smades
Muriel & Earl Smittcamp
Steven Spencer
Hon. Barbara St. Louis
Malcom H. Stewart
Regina & Cary Tanner
Philip & Linda Tavlian
Jean Thompson
Roger R. Vehrs
James E. Wasson
Gwen & Mike Watt
Weakley, Ratliff, Arendt & McGuire, LLP
Melissa L. White
Honorable Charles & Catherine Wieland

Borba Quote

“About 40 years ago, the founders of SJCL had a dream to provide an opportunity to receive a quality legal education, such that they and the community at large could benefit from. Through giving of their time, talents and treasure, SJCL was born and has grown into what it is today. I want to encourage all who have benefited from receiving their legal education at SJCL to recognize what others gave to provide that opportunity and recognizing that but for their gifts, that opportunity wouldn’t have been here for them. Begin, and continue to give, that others might continue to receive the same opportunity. Philantrophy means to me, giving of your time, talent and treasure. I have learned the joys and responsibilities of giving, and that is why I support SJCL and its excellent legal program!”

Ross Borba, Jr.
Member of the SJCL Board of Trustees



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