The I-House Connection: Get Ready for Big Give and Gala

The I-House Connection

Dear I-House Friends,

Get Ready for Cal Big Give on March 8th

Big Give I-House $100 matchI-House will be participating in UC Berkeley’s Big Give, a 24-hour online fundraising blitz on March 8th. This year,  I-House will be celebrating its 88th Anniversary in August. In honor of this milestone, the first 88 donations to I-House on Big Give day will be matched with an additional $100 by Susan Klee and the Berkeley Club of Switzerland. So, all gifts make a bigger impact! This support enables us to expand our programs and provide financial aid so others can be a part of the I-House experience.

Three Ways to Participate in Big Give Day:

1. Make a gift of $10 or more to I-House.

2. Share your favorite “I-House Moment” on Social Media.  Need a reminder? Join Big Give for I-House Event on our Facebook page, or add it to your calendar:
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3. I-House Moments Lunch in the Dining Commons
11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Your I-House experience is made up of many memorable moments. Moments of realization. Moments of glory. A-ha moments of truth and moments you will remember for the rest of your days. Was it when you attended an event, moved into I-House, met your roommate for the first time, had coffee with friends during Coffee Hour?  We would love to record your I-House memories on video and photos on Thursday, March 8th from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Lunch is $10 at the door for non-I-House residents and $8 for I-House alumni. 
If you plan on attending, please RSVP by March 5th by emailing 

30th Annual Celebration & Awards Gala
Monday, April 9, 2018

International House is welcoming Chancellor Christ as chair of the I-House Board of Directors and celebrating our 2018 Honorees.
6 pm Music & Mingling
7 pm Dinner & Program

Gala Highlights:

Welcome address by Chancellor Carol T. Christ

Presentation of awards
The Global Ambassador of Peace and Public Service Award will be presented to Ambassador Irving Tragen (IH 43-47), and The Young Alumni Initiative Award will be presented to members of the WattTime staff team.

Discussion on inclusive global leadership and high-performing teams
A meaningful discourse on inclusion with Chancellor Christ, Ambassador Irving Tragen,
and the WattTime team moderated by Jason Patent, Director of the Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership

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The Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership (CIL) at UC Berkeley is a center of excellence for training and research to advance leadership, understanding, and collaboration across cultures. For more information visit

Details and tickets available for purchase online at
Or contact I-House at (510) 642-4128

Proceeds from the annual Celebration and Awards Gala benefit The Fund for I-House, a critical resource that provides life-changing scholarships, inspirational programming, and maintenance to our historic home.

Calling all alumni!

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

Calling all alumni!

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,

I-House LogoI-House Development, Alumni Relations & Communications Team
(510) 642-4128 |

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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. If you would like to contribute a guest post, please contact me at Share the I-House love! ♥
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