PRESS ROOM

The office of Media and Public Relations provides notification of ongoing Commonwealth Club events to the public and the press and handles media relations. Please find below press releases and articles regarding program developments and significant events, forums, and lectures at the Club.

Founded in 1903, The Commonwealth Club has played host to a broad and distinctive array of speakers, from Teddy Roosevelt in 1911 to Nancy Pelosi in 2010. Just a sampling of other noteworthy guests includes Martin Luther King, Jr., Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Walter Cronkite, Ted Turner, Jane Goodall, Tom Brokaw, Bill Gates, David Brooks, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Alec Baldwin, and Reza Aslan, all of whom have delivered landmark speeches here.

For information and for media credentials, contact:
Riki Rafner, Director of Media and Public Relations
rrafner@commonwealthclub.org
415-597-6712

Press Releases

Oct 23, 2019: 

Commonwealth Club President and CEO Dr. Gloria Duffy Named “Most Admired Non-Profit CEO” by San Francisco Business Times

Jul 11, 2019: 

The Commonwealth Club of California Farmer Gallery Showcases the Works of Christopher Peterson: “What is Real” July 9 through September 9, 2019

Jun 26, 2019: 

The Commonwealth Club Presents Member Led Forums August Series, 2019: The Art and Science of Well-being

May 08, 2019: 

The 2019 California Book Awards Honors Eleven Outstanding Books by California Authors

Apr 08, 2019: 

The Commonwealth Club of California Farmer Gallery Showcases the Works of Bay Area Photographer Sharon Beals: “The Wonder of Birds’ Nests” April 3 through June 28, 2019

Apr 03, 2019: 

Finalists for the 88th Annual California Book Awards Competition Announced

Mar 14, 2019: 

The Commonwealth Club of California Showcases Work of Local Artsts at New Home

Feb 20, 2019: 

The Commonwealth Club of California Celebrates 31st Annual Distinguished Citizen Gala

Jan 24, 2019: 

The Commonwealth Club of California Farmer Gallery Showcases: The Works of Bay Area Artist Ryan Farley

Dec 17, 2018: 

Evelyn Dilsaver Named Commonwealth Club Board Chair

Sep 04, 2018: 

Commonwealth Club Accepting Submissions for Upcoming California Book Awards Competition September 15 through December 15

Jun 27, 2018: 

The Age of Perpetual Light and The Color of Law Lead California Book Awards Gold Medalists

Jun 27, 2018: 

The Commonwealth Club Of California Celebrates 30th Annual Distinguished Citizen Gala: "Views from 110"

Jun 27, 2018: 

The Commonwealth Club Presents Member Led Forums Summer Sessions, 2018: Crisis in Our Country Moving from Civic Conflict to Civil Conversation

Jun 20, 2018: 

The Commonwealth Club of California Showcases "The Incarceration Effect"

In the News

Nov 11, 2019: 

Events Around the Bay  (La Oferta )

Nov 06, 2019: 

Kamala Wants to Lock Up Your Kids in School All Day  (PJ Media)

Nov 05, 2019: 

Expert Panel on Technology Risks to Humanity at The Commonwealth Club of California Tuesday, December 3rd, 12:00 - 2:30 p.m.  (Fox 40)

Nov 05, 2019: 

Expert Panel on Technology Risks to Humanity at The Commonwealth Club of California Tuesday, December 3rd, 12:00 - 2:30 p.m.  (Business Wire )

Nov 05, 2019: 

Expert Panel on Technology Risks to Humanity at The Commonwealth Club of California Tuesday, December 3rd, 12:00 - 2:30 p.m.  (Galveston News)

Nov 05, 2019: 

Expert Panel on Technology Risks to Humanity at The Commonwealth Club of California Tuesday, December 3rd, 12:00 - 2:30 p.m.  (AZ Central)

Nov 05, 2019: 

Expert Panel on Technology Risks to Humanity at The Commonwealth Club of California Tuesday, December 3rd, 12:00 - 2:30 p.m.  (Marketplace)

Nov 01, 2019: 

Fed's Kaplan Says He Supported Rate Cut Only If Fed Signaled Nothing Further  (Reuters)

Nov 01, 2019: 

Inflection Point 129: Is There Still 'Sex in the City?'  (KALW Radio)

Oct 31, 2019: 

Come Hang Out With Wired at Our 2-Day Festival  (Wired)

Oct 31, 2019: 

Novato Woman Named Managing Director of Advisory Firm  (Marin Independent Journal)

Oct 31, 2019: 

Personal Development Tools  (Seven Days)

Oct 25, 2019: 

Square Courts Beginning Investors With New Stock-Trading Service  (San Francisco Business Times)

Oct 25, 2019: 

‘Mountain Talks’ Coming to McCloud  (The Siskiyu Daily News)

Oct 24, 2019: 

Dr. Ma. Victoria t. Lualhati: Recognized as most influential Filipina Woman in the World  (BusinessMirror)