Last chance to support I-House in 2017

Dear I-House Friends,

Thanks to alumni and supporters like you, more than 585 students from 76 countries had the opportunity to live here under the dome and share the I-House experience. We were able to give $713,500 in financial aid to 120 students to assist with their room and board fees.

Your generosity provides mission critical resources that foster a more just and peaceful world through broader intercultural understanding and mutual respect.

If you have already made a gift in 2017, we sincerely thank you.

If you haven’t, it’s not too late! You can still make a tax-deductible gift for 2017 by midnight PST on 12/31/17.

Donate Now

For general gift inquiries, please click here or email Ihalumni@berkeley.edu. Please note that the Development Office will be closed on December 29th and will reopen on January 2, 2018.  If you need assistance in the meantime, feel free to email me.

I am continually inspired every day by the stories I hear both under the dome and from those who have been touched by their I-House experiences. I welcome the opportunity to hear your I-House memories.

As we approach 2018, I wish you and yours a joyous holiday season. May it be full of those things we treasure the most at I-House—peace, understanding, and friendship.

Sincerely,

 

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Joy Iwasa
Director of Development & Communications

Joy Iwasa
jiwasa@berkeley.edu
(510) 643-6916

 

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Please Support I-House Berkeley on Giving Tuesday

I-House BerkeleyGiving Tuesday

I-House Berkeley invites you to celebrate Giving Tuesday with us.

Today, I-House joins non-profits, families, businesses, community leaders, and students around the world to come together to celebrate a new tradition of generosity and giving back to their communities.

I-House residentsYour gift will provide future global leaders the chance to learn and grow amongst their 585 peers from more than 75 countries.

If you recently gave a donation, thank you so much for your continued support of I-House and for creating a world of opportunities for our residents.

Your generosity provides mission-critical resources that furthers I-House’s vision of fostering a more just and peaceful world through broader intercultural understanding and mutual respect.

Your gift will help make the I-House experience available to even more deserving students like Bhavya Vashisht.

Bhavya Vashisht

Like the many who came before me and for the many who will come after, I am humbled to inherit the distinct I-House experience of sharing this space with a myriad of nationalities, ethnicities, cultures, languages, and religions. This is a unique opportunity to forge friendships, create memories, learn about other cultures, and share insights about mine. This would not have been possible without the generosity of donors like you.

Bhavya Vashisht
Industrial Engineering Graduate Student
2017-2018 Financial Aid Award Recipient

Please click here to make a donation today!

Every gift of any size is important.

 

All the best from Berkeley,

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Thanksgiving message from Hans and residents

The I-House Connection

Hans GieseckeMy colleagues and I wish you all the best as we approach the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. This is one of the most special times of the year in the USA as it is a wonderful opportunity to express gratitude for all that we have.

Here’s wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration wherever this message find you.  May it be a day of feasting and remembrance of all the good things that life has brought your way.

At this season, I also want to express my personal thanks and appreciation for you staying involved with International House Berkeley.  Your engagement in our mission makes us all the more successful!

The greatest gift to I-House is your ongoing commitment to our residents. You will see how grateful our residents are by their expressions of appreciation in the video clips shown below.

Most sincerely,

Hans Giesecke, Ph.D.
Executive Director

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Global Homecoming on Sunday with I-House tours, lunch, fashion show, international tasting and more!

The I-House Connection

October 2017

Global Homecoming is Sunday, October 22, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Global Homecoming 2017It’s not too late to sign up for Global Homecoming this Sunday. The House will be buzzing with excitement from 11 am – 3 pm, so don’t miss out on the fun!

Register by Friday at noon for online pricing and to receive a commemorative gift at check-in.

Online tickets: $7 for I-House alumni, $12 public (price through Fri. Oct. 20, 12 noon)

Eventbrite - I-House Global Homecoming 2017

For I-House residents and resident-sponsored guests,
purchase tickets here.

Walk-ins are welcome! $10 for I-House alumni, $15 public. Pay by credit card, check, or cash at entrance in the Hall of History.

All activities, including lunch and tastings, are included with event registration.

Below is a sneak preview of the international tasting menu for Around the World Under the Dome, 1:15 – 3 pm Chevron Auditorium

India: Fried curry shrimp, samosas, chutney, yogurt sauce
Drink pairing: Mango Lassi

Spain: Serrano ham, olives, white anchovies, Spanish cheeses, fig cake, crusty bread, marcona almonds
Drink pairing: Sangria

Mexico: Ceviche, guacamole, chips, roasted tomato salsa, Mexican wedding cookies.
Drink pairing: Mexican Beer

China: Vegetarian Mee Fun (noodles with shredded vegetables), Chicken pot stickers
Drink pairing: Rice wine with sour plum drink (Suanmeitang)

Schedule of Events

Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership’s Continental Brunch & Conversation
11:00 am-12:00 pm

Global Table Talk Lunch
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm | Dining Commons

Tours of International House
12:45 pm – 1:15 pm & 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Around the World Under the Dome
Fashion Show & Tasting Festival
1:15 pm – 3:00 pm | Auditorium

For more information, visit the Global Homecoming website at ihouse.berkeley.edu/globalhomecoming


Get Involved!

Global HomecomingSign up for the International Fashion Show
Are you interested in being a model at this year’s International Fashion Show? Limited spots available for I-House Alumni to participate in this time-honored resident tradition. Please contact Angela Rauch at arauch@berkeley.edu or (510) 642-0124 to sign up to be a model.

Alumni: Be a Global Homecoming Ambassador
Are you interested in volunteering at this year’s Global Homecoming? Then consider becoming a Global Homecoming Ambassador! These volunteers are critical to Global Homecoming, with tasks that include greeting and event support. Global Homecoming Ambassadors will receive special recognition as well as exclusive Global Homecoming gear! Shifts are available throughout the day. Please contact Angela Rauch at arauch@berkeley.edu or (510) 642-0124 to volunteer.


The Host Family Program:
Forge Memorable Relationships

I-House couple Eugenio Frongia and Carmen Ochoa with their host student Shan Wang.

I-House couple Eugenio Frongia and Carmen Ochoa with their host student Shan Wang.

The Host Family Program was created to forge memorable relationships between international students and local families through the simple, yet invaluable, gift of hospitality. The commitment is minimal, but the rewards are great for all participants! Hosts, residents, and visiting scholars can learn more and apply on the Host Family Program webpage.


Staff Highlight – Melissa Chan

Melissa Chan

Melissa Chan (510) 642-4128 Melissatchan@berkeley.edu

We are happy to welcome the newest member of the Development and Alumni & Relations team, Melissa Chan, as our Development and Prospect Research Analyst.

Melissa writes, “I began working at International House right before the Gala. The more time I spend in this wonderful community the more my sense of gratitude for it grows! My background in social work deepens my appreciation for the diversity and intercultural respect found in this unique home. Thank you all for allowing me to be a part of this amazing community.”

If you have any questions about the fundraising work we do here at I-House, or if you would like to stop by the Executive Office, Melissa would love to meet you!


Calling all alumni!Calling all alumni!

We’re working on the Fall I-House Times Newsletter and would love to hear from you. Email your updates to ihalumni@berkeley.edu. Photos are welcome!


The I-House Development, Alumni Relations & Communications Team looks forward to welcoming you back to I-House. If you’re in the area, please let us know!

Best regards from Berkeley,

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I-House welcomes students for the academic year

The I-House Connection

August 2017

I-House welcomes students for the academic year

Golden Bear

I-House is pleased to welcome 590 residents this fall—our largest number in recent memory for the academic year. Residents from over 75 countries will be moving into their new home starting on August 17th. That same week, over 2,400 incoming first year and transfer students will have the chance to experience the cuisine in our Dining Commons during the first ever Golden Bear Orientation initiativGolden Bear Orientatione. All new incoming residents and participants will get to experience I-House’s hospitality and learn what life is like under the dome. Go Bears!

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Raise a glass to our Gala honorees Sir Desmond Rea, Dr. Arlene Blum, and Dean S. Shankar Sastry

Gala

Raise a glass to our 2017 alumni honorees:

Sir Desmond Rea
Sir Desmond Rea (IH 1966 – 67)
Global Ambassador of Peace and Inspiration

Dr. Arlene Blum
Dr. Arlene Blum (IH 1967 – 68)
Alumna of the Year

Dean Shankar Sastry
Dean S. Shankar Sastry (IH 1977 – 78)
Distinguished Alumni Professor of the Year

About the Honorees

Celebrate International House on April 27th

Join us for an evening of celebrating I-House, making connections, and reuniting with old friends. Proceeds from the Gala benefit the Fund for I-House and our mission to advance a world of greater understanding and peace. Visit ihouse.berkeley.edu/gala for details. This year’s Gala takes place on Thursday, April 27, 2017.
6 pm Music & Mingling
Dinner & Program Follow

We’ve extended the RSVP deadline to Monday, April 24, so it’s not too late to reserve your seat. Click here to register online or make a donation.

Eventbrite - 2017 I-House Awards Celebration & Gala Honoring Dr. Arlene Blum and Sir Desmond ReaThank you to those who have already registered. Please let us know your entrée selection from the menu below.

Dinner Menu

Executive Chef Jordan Lichman presents a seasonal
California menu with international accents

Salad

Seasonal vegetable salad with apples, hazelnuts, and grain mustard vinaigrette

Entrées

Local Petrale Sole with Dungeness crab, citrus mojo butter, avocado, almonds. cilantro, asparagus

American Lamb Chops, cippolini onion, fava beans, asparagus, sage oil, and red chile foam

Thai Curry Gratin, crispy Shallots, asparagus & herb salad

Dessert

Strawberry “Tiramisu” with Muscat Canelli

Please let us know your entrée selections during your ticket purchase or call Angela at (510) 642-0124.

Cheers!

Toast our Gala Honorees in style—purchase a champagne glass with unlimited refills during the gala and receive a commemorative I-House pin for only $50 a glass or $75 for two. Some glasses include a special prize and only 60 glasses will be sold.

  Prizes include a two night stay at the scenic Brockway Springs Resort on the shore of North Lake Tahoe—a $2,000 value (donated by I-House Board member Milan Kaur) and many other fabulous items.  For those who are unable to attend in person you can still be part of the fun and purchase a chance to win. Please contact Angela Rauch at 510-642-0124 or arauch@berkeley.edu for details.

29th Annual Celebration & Awards Gala

Thursday, April 27, 2017
Chevron Auditorium International House Berkeley
2299 Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley, CA

$275 per person
$150 per person for Young Diplomats (35 years of age and under)

Eventbrite - 2017 I-House Awards Celebration & Gala Honoring Dr. Arlene Blum and Sir Desmond Rea

Thanks to the support of our generous sponsors and donors, we are able to provide scholarships to deserving residents, barrier-breaking intercultural programming, and required maintenance to our historic home.

Questions? Contact Angela Rauch at arauch@berkeley.edu.

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I-House Connection April 2017

The I-House ConnectionApril 2017

Meet Angela Rauch

Angela RauchI-House welcomes our newest team member, Angela Rauch, as our Fundraising and Events Coordinator. Angela has over 15 years of event planning and fundraising experience. She has been involved with several notable Bay Area organizations including Project Open Hand and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Angela’s first project is the I-House Celebration & Awards Gala on April 27th.

“I am honored to be involved in this tradition and looking forward to meeting alumni and guests,” stated Angela.

If you have any questions about the Gala or would like to share your I-House story, she’d love to hear from you! Angela can be reached at (510) 642 -0124 | arauch@berkeley.edu


I-House Celebration & Awards Gala
Thursday, April 27th

Honoring:

Sir Desmond Rea (IH 1966 – 67)
Global Ambassador of Peace and Inspiration

Dr. Arlene Blum (IH 1967 – 68)
Alumna of the Year

Dean S. Shankar Sastry (IH 1977 – 78)
Distinguished Alumni Professor of the Year

Gala 2017

Thursday, April 27, 2017
6 pm Music & Mingling
Dinner & Program Follow

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