Big Thanks! You are the I-HOUSE Berkeley Effect

Dear I-House Friends,

During this season of gratitude, we want to send a BIG THANKS TO YOU. We are fortunate to have such a wonderful community of residents, alumni, parents, and friends who understand the reasons for giving back to International House. Thank you for helping us build a strong foundation for our future.

Last week during the Big Give, UC Berkeley’s 24-hour fundraising blitz, our donors contributed over $30,000 to International House. That is the largest number of online gifts we have ever received in a single day! Because of your support, we also won $8,000 in prize money for the high number of donors, and the overwhelming international support that we received, proving the I-House effect is strong in the world! Well done alumni and friends. We feel your love!

We’d also like to thank everyone who shared their I-House Berkeley effect on hand-written butterflies and photos on social media. Check out our Big Give, 2016 photos on Facebook and Instagram.

By coming together during this season of giving, we are able to achieve far more for Berkeley’s students, faculty, and research than we ever could alone, and we are grateful for your participation.

We wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving!

Big thanks for all of your support! ♥

I-House Development, Alumni Relations & Communications Team

Joy Iwasa Laurie Ferris Laurel Anderson-Malinovsky Teresa Magallón
Joy Iwasa
Director of Development
& Communications
Laurie Ferris
Communications Strategist
Laurel Anderson
Communications Coordinator
Teresa Magallón
Development Associate

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About Laurie Ferris

As the Communications Strategist for International House at UC Berkeley, I share stories online and in our I-House Times Newsletter. I created this blog for alumni, residents and staff to share the I-House experience with the UC Berkeley community and beyond. I love to share a good thing. My motto: Share the Love! ♥
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