About William Saroyan Society

The William Saroyan Society is a non-profit, public service organization, in Fresno, California, home of the Pulitzer prize-winning author and playwright, and dedicated to promoting the life, times and literary works of William Saroyan, while educating the public about the human values depicted in his writing.

Emeritus Board Members

Board Members

  • Jo Ellen Misakian, Chairman
  • Rod Janzen, Vice Chairman
  • Oran McNeil, Treasurer
  • Nance Espinosa, Secretary
  • Ed Hagopian
  • Dennis Elia
  • Leonard Kizirian
  • Brenda Najimian Magarity
  • Lucille Gahvejian
  • G. Franklin Antoyan
  • Jack Chavoor
  • David Lometti