110 The Embarcadero: A Home for Ideas

Bright ideas are coming to The Embarcadero! 
Join us as we embark on this exciting new chapter in our 113 year history.



The Commonwealth Club has served as the nation's oldest and largest public forum for more than 11 decades. In all that time we have never had a home of our own. Our founding members had hoped that one day the Club would have a dedicated place to promote civic dialogue. Similarly, the late Ambassador Shirley Temple Black spearheaded a campaign to find a home for the Club during her time as Club President in 1982. At long last, their dreams are coming true. The Club will have a permanent home of its own on San Francisco's beautiful waterfront.


Construction is well underway and we are on schedule to open our doors by late 2016. 
and be one of the first to have the opportunity to
visit the construction site on a hard-hat tour.

Our permanent home will save us $600,000 in rent each year.
We will dedicate these savings to enhancing your Commonwealth Club
experience in every possible way.


The Club's new building will truly be a gem in the crown of San Francisco's waterfront. With unimpeded views of the Bay and the Bay Bridge the state-of-the art facility at 110 The Embarcadero will be just south of the Ferry Building and adjacent to the Audiffered building, two of the city's most historic landmarks.

Located on San Francisco's historic waterfront, our new building is walking distance from
The Ferry Building, surrounded by restaurants, and is served by nearby Bart, Muni, and Ferry Terminals.

Our two new auditoriums will feature acoustical wood paneling that was reclaimed
from the historic joists and columns of the original building.
The 2nd floor auditorium will be equipped with a state-of-the-art
.


The lobby and lounge areas will be open and available to our members and the public
throughout the day. Our facilities will also be availble to rent for public functions.


We are at the 70% mark of our $28 million goal and have $8 million left to go

We invite you to play a role in making San Francisco history by supporting this seminal campaign. 
Give to The Commonwealth Club's 2nd Century  Campaign and
help us build our home for bright ideas.




or contact Vice President of Development, Kimberly Maas,
at (415)597-6727 /Kmaas [at] commonwealthclub [dot] org



We'd like to thank our generous sponsors

Applied Materials |Bank of America | Levi Strauss & Co. | Recology | Wells Fargo Bank Foundation| AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah Exchange |Morrison Foerster | Latham & Watkins| DLA Piper |Interface |Chevron Corporation | Kaiser Permanente   | Visa Inc. :

Applied Materials FoundationBank of America Merrill LynchLevi'sRecology AAA  The Morrison Foerster Foundation  Latham and Watkins