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Learn, Engage, Connect

New Membership Plans & Benefits Starting June 1, 2024

Join the Commonwealth Club World Affairs of California and access a new world of learning. You’ll get a chance to engage with today's headline makers, connect with fellow informed citizens in a safe and relaxed environment, and immerse yourself in the biggest issues of our time. You’ll get up-close and personal access to the thought leaders of our day with hundreds of events per year either in-person at our auditorium on The Embarcadero in San Francisco, streamed online, and at our local chapters across the Bay Area.

Your tax-deductible membership supports our mission to be the leading national forum open to all for the impartial discussion of public issues important to the membership, community and nation.

All our Membership Plans include the following benefits (see below for additional benefits per specific Plans):

• Access hundreds of events year-round on topics ranging across politics, world affairs, arts, education, culture, climate, music, food, artificial intelligence, the economy
• All ticket purchase fees are waived for members
• 48-hours advance notice to popular programs with limited capacity
• Unique networking events with our speakers and other members
• Invitation-only quarterly member events at the Club, including our Rooftop Garden
• Weekly events newsletter
• Local chapters programs in the East Bay, Marin, Napa Valley and the Peninsula
• Access to our Travel Program activities and trips
• Member discount on building rentals

Fully tax deductible

Individual Membership

Embark on your own personal journey!

Our most popular membership plan lets you enjoy the full range of Club programs and events. 

Annual Plan: $135 (save 13%) 
Monthly Plan: $13 (cancel anytime) 

  • This Plan Benefits: Receive one 30% discounted ticket per event (excluding special events)


Fully tax deductible

Dual 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. 

Annual Plan: $185 (save 10%) 
Monthly Plan: $17 (cancel anytime) 

  • This Plan Benefits: Receive two 40% discounted tickets per event  (excluding special events)
Fully tax deductible

Advocate Membership

Create your unique group experience anytime!

This membership is ideal for small groups that enjoy attending thoughtful events and social gatherings. 

Annual Plan: $495 (save 10%) 
Monthly Plan: $45 (cancel anytime) 

  • This Plan Benefits: Receive three 50% discounted ticket per event (excluding special events)
from $1,000
Fully tax deductible

Leadership Circle Memberships


Experience our top-tier member experience as you learn, engage, and connect! 

Annual Plans: From $1,000 and up

Learn more about our Leadership Circle Memberships

  • $1,000 – $4,999
    Fully tax deductible

    Benefactor Membership

    • Concierge Service 
    • Two complimentary tickets for a member and a guest to nearly all events 
    • Advance notice on events expected to sell out 
    • Invitation to exclusive private receptions with speakers and Club VIPs 
    • Leadership Circle Socials to mix, mingle and meet with other LC members 
    • 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) 
    • 10% discount on Club space rentals
  • $5,000 – $9,999
    Fully tax deductible

    Podium Membership

    • Includes all Benefactor Membership benefits plus: 
    • Two complimentary individual memberships to give as a gift 
    • Three complimentary books signed and personalized by the authors (when available)
  • $10,000 – $24,999
    Fully tax deductible

    Forum Membership

    • Includes all Podium Membership benefits plus: 
    • Opportunity to have lunch with the club’s president & CEO, VP of programming of your choice 
    • Name 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

    • Includes all Forum Membership benefits plus: 
    • Opportunity to sponsor a program of your choice which includes: 
    • 10 complimentary tickets with premier seating 
    • 10 signed copies of books (when available) 
    • Private pre-program reception with refreshments 
    • Group photo with speaker 
    • Verbal recognition in the opening remarks of the program 
    • Signage recognition at programs (optional)