Membership Help

What are the new Member Plans that launched in June 2024? 
Beginning in June 2024, we revamped our membership levels and benefits. As a result, the pricing for levels has been adjusted to better reflect the services and experiences that we’re providing to our members. Starting in June 2024, member benefits include “Find Your Community at the Club” through unique networking events with our speakers and other members, all ticket purchase fees are waived, and discounts at the Club Bar for food and drinks before and after events when available, and participation in local chapters programs around the Bay Area.

As a member, how do I take advantage of drink and food discounts at the Club Bar? 
Just show your Club Membership Card for a 25% discount on drink and food when available.

What are the new “Find Your Community at the Club” events? 
These are unique networking events with our speakers and other members that take place at the Club and at other exclusive venues around the Bay Area. Stay tuned for announcement in the Member Newsletter.

Can I use my Club membership for Silicon Valley and other special programs such as Inforum or Climate One?
Yes. The Commonwealth Club is one unified organization that hosts events throughout the Bay Area, including in Silicon Valley and the East Bay. Inforum and Climate One are divisions of The Commonwealth Club and all member benefits apply.

When should I expect to receive information about access to my member portal? 
If you have signed up for an annual membership you should receive an email within a few minutes. If you have signed up for a monthly plan membership you should receive an email in 1-3 days.

Is the Club's headquarters open for members? 
The Club has fully reopened for events year-round at our building at 110 The Embarcadero, across from the Ferry Building. The Club building includes our main auditorium on the 2nd floor, and our two reception areas. Our building facilities are available for private event rental at an exclusive member rate. What type of exclusive member-only events will I be invited to? We host quarterly free events for our members at the Club building at 110 The Embarcadero. These include our Spring Social, Bay Lights Mixers on the Rooftop, and our year-end Holiday Party. Members receive exclusive email invitations to these events.

Do you have Corporate Membership packages? 
Yes, we offer a variety of membership packages that fit your company's needs. Please visit this page on our website for more information.

What types of member-only discounts and deals are available? 
We offer exclusive discounts for our members at several local restaurants near our building in San Francisco, retailers in the Ferry Building, Napa Valley wineries, and the YMCA of San Francisco. We also offer amazing travel opportunities that are available only to members. See current discounts listed on our website, and in our bi-weekly Member Newsletter.

Can I sponsor a membership for someone else? 
Yes, you can purchase a gift of membership for someone else. You pay for the membership (at any level), and the other person receives the benefits. Purchase online or call 415-597-6708 to purchase over the phone.

Is my Commonwealth Club membership tax deductible? 
Yes. The Commonwealth Club is a nonprofit organization, and your membership dues are 100 percent tax deductible. The Club is a 501(c)(3) and our federal tax ID number is 94-0399260.

My employer participates in a matching gift program but requires verification of my contribution. Where can I get the forms, and where do I send them? 
The human resources department at your company should have the forms. Complete them and send them to: Matching Gifts, Commonwealth Club Development, 110 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105. Find a list of employers that match gifts to the Club on our matching gifts page.

Can I make a gift in memory of another individual? 
Yes. Send your contribution to: Memorials c/o Commonwealth Club Development Department, 110 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105. Provide the name and address of the individual. Acknowledgments will be sent to the donor and the person named who inspired the gift (if appropriate). You may also make your gift online and fill out the tribute section.

Does The Commonwealth Club exchange names and addresses from its membership list? 
Membership is one of The Commonwealth Club’s most important sources of support, and the Club’s relationship with its members is of the utmost importance. The Commonwealth Club does not sell its membership list to other organizations. However, in order to assist in its membership and fundraising efforts, the Club periodically rents or exchanges the names and addresses of its members and former members with other organizations, using a process that does not permit the other organization to review or retain a copy of the membership list. Rental or exchange of the list allows the Club to expand its membership base by obtaining the names and addresses of other likely donors and provides a valuable source of additional funding. Club members have the right not to have their names and addresses provided to other organizations. Members are given the opportunity to indicate this preference in making membership commitments by mail, phone or online. They may change their preference at any time by contacting the Club’s membership department by phone at 415-597-6708 or by e-mail at to request a "no rental or exchange" designation.

How can I include The Commonwealth Club in my will or living trust? 
You can make a gift (bequest) to the Club through your will or living trust by designating a percentage of your total estate, the residue or a portion of the residue, or a specific dollar amount. See legacy giving for sample bequest language and all other pertinent information.

How can I give a gift of stock? 
Giving appreciated stock to The Commonwealth Club can mean tax benefits for you. Visit our gifts of stock page for more information.

How can I update my information (name, address, phone number and email address) online? 
You can update your name, address, phone number and e-mail address by sending the old and new information to or by contacting the membership department at 415-597-6708.