March I-House Connection: Save the dates for Big Give on March 14th and Gala on May 9th

Director of Philanthropy’s Message

Dear I-House Alumni and Friends,

Bill HowleyThank you for welcoming me to International House in my new role as the Director of Philanthropy!  In these challenging times, the I-House mission is as important as ever, both as a powerful catalyst for change and a set of ideals worthy of preservation. I appreciate the many alumni, friends and supporters who have already written to me with their valuable insights, remembrances, and gifts to keep the I-House dream alive. These gifts have provided room and board scholarships for students with financial need, continued to preserve our historic home, strengthened program offerings, and allowed International House to position for the future. Read more.

Bill Howley
Director of Philanthropy, International House at UC Berkeley
(510) 643-6917 |

Announcing this Year’s Big Give

Big Give 2019This year’s Big Give is on Thursday, March 14th and we are excited to announce a donor match. If we surpass our Big Give goal of 150 gifts, I-House will receive an additional $3,000 by generous I-House donors.

Please help us kick off Big Give with launch gifts. There is a special VIP link for I-House supporters who would like to donate early to help launch our Big Give campaign. See more ways to participate.

Gala is Thursday, May 9th. Save the Date!

Gala is Thursday, May 9thI-House is pleased to announce that our 31st Annual Celebration and Awards Gala is set for Thursday, May 9th from 6 pm to 9 pm.

We hope you can join us for this annual fête. Tickets are $275 person, or $150 for those under 35 years of age.

To purchase tickets or see more information about our honoree and sponsorship opportunities, please visit

I-House Resident Perspective

Time to ThriveIn case you missed it, read the latest post: Time to Thrive: Sunday Supper Winter 2019 by Juan Antonio Pérez, one of our talented social media ambassadors. Included in this recap of Sunday Supper is a video message by Maribel Guillermo, who retires after 20 years of service at I-House.

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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