We have been big supporters of the Commonwealth Club of California since Nancy joined over 35 years ago. Nancy was the chair of the Host Reception Committee for fifteen years, has served on the Board of Governors for nine years and is a member of the Advisory Board. Andy has served on the Host Reception Committee and has attended hundreds of programs with Nancy over the years.
We named The Commonwealth Club as a beneficiary to our 401(k) plan about 25 years ago and we have designated the California Book Awards program to be the recipient of these funds when the time comes. We are both avid readers and get many of our ideas for books to read when the Book Award selections are made. We love the opportunity to meet many of these authors and hear about their books at the annual awards program.
When considering an organization to receive our bequest, we want to be involved personally, respect its goals and activities, believe in its management and staff and trust in the board commitment and leadership. The Commonwealth Club excels in all these areas, so we know our donation will be put to good use upon receipt. The Club has been providing an important community service for over 100 years and we know our gift will help in the future.