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Membership

Joining The Commonwealth Club opens up a whole new world of learning opportunities and the chance to interact with not only today's headline makers, but also fellow highly informed and involved citizens.

The Commonwealth Club of California is a nonprofit, member-supported public affairs forum. Your tax-deductible membership gives you up-close and personal access to the thought leaders of our day and opens the door to more than 450 events we present every year.

For questions on membership, please visit our Membership Help page.

$110
Fully tax deductible

Individual Membership

Embark on your own personal journey!

  • Receive one free or discounted ticket per event
  • 48 hours advance notice to popular programs
  • Discounts up to 60% on ticket prices
  • Exclusive access to members-only events
  • Subscription to the Club’s magazine
$155
Fully tax deductible

Joint Membership

Double your experiences and engagement!

This membership is for any two persons at one address. The second person can be a family member, a co-worker or a roommate.

  • Receive two free or discounted tickets per event
  • 48 hours advance notice to popular programs
  • Discounts up to 60% on ticket prices
  • Exclusive access to members-only events
  • Subscription to the Club’s magazine
$300
Fully tax deductible

Supporter Membership

An elevating experience!

This membership is for any two persons at one address. The second person can be a family member, a co-worker or a roommate.

  • Receive two free or discounted tickets per event
  • 48 hours advance notice to popular programs
  • Discounts up to 60% on ticket prices
  • Exclusive access to members-only events
  • Subscription to the Club’s magazine

 

from $600
Fully tax deductible

Leadership Circle

Enhanced Membership Support & Benefits

As a member of The Commonwealth Club’s Leadership Circle you will join a distinguished group of the Club’s strongest supporters, individuals in our community who believe in the importance of civic discourse and public dialogue. As a thanks to our Leadership Circle member’s generous support, we have compiled a number of exclusive benefits available to them that can be found listed below.  

For more information regarding Leadership Circle membership please contact Anna Bryan at abryan@commonwealthclub.org or 415-597-6734.

  • $600
    Fully tax deductible

    Sponsor Membership

    Access Ideas

    Free admittance for you and a guest to nearly all events, including San Francisco, Silicon Valley, East Bay and North Bay events

  • $1,000 - $2,499
    Fully tax deductible

    Benefactor Membership

    Rub Elbows

    All of the benefits of the Sponsorship Membership plus:

    • Invitation to exclusive private receptions with speakers and Club VIPs (at least six per year)

    • Premier seating in the first few rows

    • One complimentary Individual Membership to give as a gift

    • One complimentary book signed and personalized by the author(s)

    • Two complimentary drink tickets redeemable at the fully stocked bar at our new home at 110 The Embarcadero

    • 10% off Club merchandise and building rental

    • Concierge service

    • Subscription to our popular magazine, The Commonwealth

  • $2,500 - $4,999
    Fully tax deductible

    Gavel Membership

    Meet Your Hero

    All of the benefits of the Benefactor Membership plus:

    • Opportunity to meet with a distinguished speaker one-on-one (pending speaker availability/permission)

    • Invitation to exclusive annual Club anniversary dinner with thought leaders, board members, Club staff, and peer donors

    • Four complimentary drink tickets redeemable at the fully stocked bar located at our new home at 110 The Embarcadero

  • $5,000 - $9,999
    Fully tax deductible

    Podium Membership

    Make Good Ideas Spread Farther

    All benefits of Gavel Membership plus:

    • Two complimentary individual memberships to give as a gift

    • Two complimentary books signed and personalized by the authors (when available)

  • $10,000 - $24,999
    Fully tax deductible

    Forum Membership

    Get The Best Seat in the House

    All the benefits of the Podium Membership plus:

    • Opportunity to have lunch with the Club’s President & CEO, VP of Programming, or staff of your choice

    • Named seating in the first few rows

    • Preferred access to the Club’s Rentals Calendar for your private events

  • $25,000+
    Fully tax deductible

    Speaker Membership

    Champion Civic Discourse

    All of the benefits of the Forum Membership plus:

    • Opportunity to sponsor a program of your choice which includes:

      • 10 complimentary tickets with premiere seating

      • 10 signed copies of books (when available)

      • Private pre-program reception with refreshments

      • Group photo with speaker

      • Verbal recognition in opening remarks of program

      • Signage recognition at program (optional)

$75
Fully tax deductible

Worldwide Membership

A global reach for global issues!

This membership is for those living outside the nine Bay Area counties.

  • Receive one free or discounted ticket per event
  • 48 hours advance notice to popular programs
  • Discounts up to 60% on ticket prices
  • Exclusive access to members-only events
  • Subscription to the Club’s magazine