Distinguished Citizen Gala

 

On March 3rd, 2017 at the Fairmont San Francisco, The Commonwealth Club celebrated its 114th Annual Dinner and 29th Distinguished Citizen Award Gala. It was a glittering night with over 540 luminaries in the room to toast our outstanding honorees.

The Gala is the Club's largest annual fundraiser and brought in $1.1 million to support the Club's vibrant, non-partisan programming.

Thank you to all who joined us at the gala and to all of the supporters of this event. Cheers to the 2017 award recipients!

 

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The Distinguished Citizen Award is presented to those who exemplify the ideals and values that have guided The Commonwealth Club for over a century and whose professional and humanitarian contributions and accomplishments are worthy of celebration.

The Distinguished Citizen Award recognizes the qualities that make an individual's life worthy of admiration: generosity, the ability to inspire, and their desire to make a difference in the world.

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Celebrating

 

John Farmer 
FORMER CHAIRMAN, THE COMMONWEALTH CLUB
FORMER GENERAL PARTNER, GOLDMAN SACHS

Lata Krishnan
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER, SHAH CAPITAL PARTNERS

Alex Macgillivray
DEPUTY UNITED STATES CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

Megan Smith
UNITED STATES CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

Bernard J. Tyson
CHAIRMAN AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
KAISER PERMANENTE

 

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Honorary Co-Chairs

Mayor Willie L. Brown
Phyllis & Bill Draper
Nan & Chuck Geschke
John & Marcia Goldman

John Hennessy
Hon. James C. Hormel & Michael P. Nguyen
Pitch & Cathie Johnson
Jillian Manus
Janet Napolitano
Duf Sundheim
Cissie Swig
Hon. Tad Taube

Gala Chair
Jaleh Daie, Ph.D.

Gala Committee
Evelyn Dilsaver | Gloria Duffy, Ph.D. | John Farmer | Sherrie Littlejohn
Anna Mok | Skip Rhodes | Ted Rice | Connie Ring | Richard A. Rubin
Martha Ryan | Don Wen

 

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 Sponsors

Grand Sponsors
     

Dinner Sponsors
Anonymous
Chevron Corporation
Dignity Health

Phyllis & Bill Draper
John & Cynthia Gunn
PwC
Wells Fargo
San Francisco 49ers

Hon. James C. Hormel & Michael P. Nguyen

Leadership Sponsors
Nan & Chuck Geschke  |  Skip Rhodes  |  Bank of the West | California HealthCare Foundation | John & Marcia Goldman

Benefactors
Accenture  |  AT&T | Bailard, Inc.  |  Dennise Carter | Jaleh Daie  |  Dominican University | Lata Krishnan-Shah & Ajay Shah | Blue Shield Foundation | Evelyn & John Dilsaver  | McKinsey & Co. | Richard Rubin & Marcia Smollens |  Diane Wilsey | Capital Group | KPMG LLP | PG&E | Silicon Valley Bank | SMART Modular Technologies | Whittier Trust | Mark & Jessica Zitter

Patrons
Dr. Mary G.F. Bitterman  |  Pete Briger | Dave Coulter | Deloitte & Touche LLP |  Joseph & Hon. Judith Epstein  |  John & Tawnie Farmer | Paul & Marcia Ginsburg  | Jillian Manus  |  Alex Mehran | Lenny & Christine Mendonca | The Moore Foundation | Martha & Greg Ryan/The Capital Group  |  Bruce Raabe & Sara Wardell-Smith  |  Lee Dutra | Rev. Paul J. Fitzgerald | Harry Blount | Dr. Gloria Duffy & Hon. Rod Diridon | John & Denise Geschke | Dorian Daley | Rose International

 


For questions or inquiries about ticket and table sales email: annualdinner [at] commonwealthclub [dot] org
or call: 415-597-6737

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