November 15, 2018San Francisco, CA

2018 Common Sense Awards

Thursday, November 15, 2018, 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
San Francisco City Hall
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Pl.
San Francisco, CA

6:00 p.m.: Reception
7:00 p.m.: Awards dinner
9:00 p.m.: After-party

Celebrating 15 Years

Join us as we celebrate 15 years of achievement and look forward to the future. The evening will include cocktails and a sit-down awards dinner, honoring the visionary media creators, educators, and policymakers who are helping kids thrive in our rapidly changing digital world.

All funds raised will help Common Sense deliver free resources to millions of homes and classrooms throughout the country.


Great Family Media Award: Black Panther
Educator of the Year Award: Sal Khan, founder of Khan Academy
Advocacy Award: March for Our Lives
Common Sense Leadership Award: Bill Price

And a special thank-you to our longtime supporters!


We are overwhelmed by the response and are especially grateful to our generous donors. If you are interested in attending, please contact Dana Blum ([email protected]).


  • Diana Nelson and John Atwater
  • Lynne and Marc Benioff
  • Penny and Jim Coulter
  • Jennifer Caldwell and John H.N. Fisher
  • Margaret and William Hearst
  • Marie and Bill McGlashan
  • Denise O’Leary and Kent Thiry

Visionary Committee

  • Marcy Carsey
  • Ann and Paul Chen
  • April McClain-Delaney and John Delaney
  • Susan Ford Dorsey and Michael Dorsey
  • Abby and Egon Durban
  • The Fisher Family
  • Susan Crown and William Kunkler
  • Rochelle and David Ludwig
  • Meredith and Jonathan Meeks
  • Jessica and Jason Moment
  • JaMel and Thomas Perkins
  • Mindy and Jesse Rogers
  • Elizabeth and Andrew Spokes

Host Committee

  • Amy Errett and Clare Albanese
  • Dana and Robert Blum
  • Stacey B. Case
  • Tracy Kirkham and Josef Cooper
  • Aileen Adams and Geoffrey Cowan
  • Simone Otus Coxe and Tench Coxe
  • Nina and Casper de Clercq
  • Whitney and Lanse Davis
  • Lorri Hamilton Durbin
  • Steve and Karen Ellis
  • Will Evers and Melinda Ellis Evers
  • Scott Erickson
  • Wanda Holland Greene
  • Jim and Cecilia Herbert
  • Lucy Hume and Nicholas Koukopoulos
  • Kerri and Mark Lehmann
  • Karen and Ronnie Lott
  • Kristin Vogelsong and Zander Lurie
  • Emily and Michael Millman
  • Anna and Mason Morfit
  • Krutika and Rajiv Patel
  • Shira and Michael Ronen
  • Susan Sachs
  • Ali and Brad Singer
  • Jennifer and Tony Smorgon
  • Hilary and John Somorjai
  • Cecily Stock
  • Kelli and Steffan Tomlinson
  • Liz and Jack Weingart
  • Lawrence Wilkinson

Thank you to our sponsors





  • In-kind sponsors