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.

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. 
Construction is well underway, and we are on schedule to open our doors by early 2017.

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 second-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 .


We are at the 94-percent mark of our $28 million goal! 

Thanks to a generous matching grant of $1 million we are very close to reaching our goal. 

Contribute today and your gift will be matched dollar to dollar. Help us finish the campaign by our 114 birthday on February 3, 2017!

or contact Vice President of Development Kimberly Maas,
at (415) 597-6726 / 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