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Hosted by the Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the Pay it Forward Luncheon Series brings together Fresno State students and community business leaders. Each session is led by different business professionals to highlight a new, informative topic. These events explore in-depth issues and allow for impactful networking between Fresno State students and successful business professionals.

Upcoming Event:
How to Grow a Family and a Business—at the Same Time!

Wednesday, November 30, 2022
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Satellite Student Union

Featured Speakers: Quentin Sanford & Laura Facciani Sanford 

Quentin Sanford:


Quentin Sanford is the President and founder of Broadway Media (, an entertainment tech company providing licensed media resources to the live performance industry. As an advocate for the arts, Quentin is involved in various philanthropic efforts to increase access to theatre education in underfunded communities. He’s traveled extensively to present at trade events and provide educational workshops for school and community theatre organizations.  

In addition to his primary position at Broadway Media, Quentin is also a partner in a software development start-up. He founded DesignWorks (, a new licensing agency providing services to professional theatre designers. Previously, Quentin helped launch Stage Gear, a national projector and screen rental company; and was also the Director of Business Development at CCG, a creative marketing firm. 

Quentin is a graduate of California State University Fresno and lives in Central California with his wife and family. 

Laura Facciani Sanford:


Laura Facciani graduated from Fresno State with a degree in Art and studies in entrepreneurship. While studying at the Lyles Center, Laura won the Spencer Entrepreneurship Award and the College Entrepreneur of the Year award from Fresno's Chamber of Commerce for her lifestyle photography business. Side-stepping her artistic pursuits, Laura ventured into roles in business administration including tenure as the Community Relations Manager for the Marjaree Mason Center and as the Assistant to the Executives for Provost & Pritchard Civil Engineering Group. She culminated a background in business administration and project management that enabled her to step into a role where she has married her degree in art with her passion for business operations. 

Laura Facciani now serves as the Director of Product for Broadway Media. Her role includes directing the media production team, which works with Broadway's top projection designers, and the development of software that is used by thousands of community theatres and high schools each year. 

The luncheon is free and open to the public! Registration is required and space is limited. Visit to register.

Learn more and view past events here!