International House Annual Appeal

Sharing a message on behalf of I-House Executive Director Hans Giesecke:

The Mission of International House:
To foster intercultural respect and understanding, lifelong friendships, and leadership skills for a more peaceful world.

Dear Alumni and Friends,

I would like to convey my personal thanks to our alumni and supporters who have already provided financial contributions during our annual appeal. If you have not yet had an opportunity, we hope that you will consider supporting I-House and will make a gift now to help future residents have this singular opportunity to enjoy such a life-changing experience.

Please Make a Gift to I-House Now

To see how your gift to International House can create a world of opportunities for our residents from around the world, please visit our annual appeal page on the I-House website.

Through the generosity of alumni and friends, we were able to maintain our historic home, to strengthen program offerings, and to invest more than $800,000 this year in room and board scholarships to some 134 residents—residents like Isha Sharma from India, who is pursuing her master’s degree in Bioengineering.

Isha Sharma“I believe there is no place like I-House where you get to experience multiple cultures under one roof. Exploring cultures from around the world through daily interactions with I-House residents is a wonderful way to prepare myself to become a global citizen, and to further channel my passion for change.

I hope that someday I can give back to support I-House and to keep the dream of its mission alive. In the meantime, I hope that you can make a gift to International House and give future residents a chance to experience its special magic for many years to come. Thank you for your generosity!” Isha Sharma

We are so grateful to those who have supported I-House through annual giving, with gifts of other major assets, or through estate planning.

As we approach 2020 and the 90th birthday of International House Berkeley, We hope that it will be full of those things we treasure most at International House—respect, understanding, friendship, and peace.


Hans Giesecke, Ph.D.
Executive Director
International House at UC Berkeley

Please Enjoy the “I-House Gratitude” Video
By Chan’Cellore Makanjuola – Social Media Ambassador

For more ways to support International House, visit

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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1 Response to International House Annual Appeal

  1. Pingback: Last Chance to Support I-House in 2019 | I-House: Where UC Berkeley Meets the World

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