Last Chance to Support I-House in 2019

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

Best wishes for peace, prosperity, and progress in the New Year

If you have already made a gift in 2019, we sincerely thank you. If you still would like to make your annual gift, it’s not too late to donate.

I-House residents created these peace dovesDear I-House Friends,

As we make the transition to 2020, I-House is most grateful to all who have participated in our Annual Appeal or otherwise made a recent gift. If you haven’t yet had a chance, please consider donating now or visiting the online version of our Annual Appeal.  If you still would like to make your 2019 gift, it’s not too late!  With your support, I-House is able to foster a more just and peaceful world through intercultural understanding and mutual respect.

The collective impact of countless friendships, conversations, laughter, and cherished memories have forever shaped the aura of I-House.  Your generosity provides support for room and board scholarships for students with financial need, for the preservation of our historic home, and for innovative program offerings.  Thanks to alumni and supporters like you, during the last fiscal year we awarded over $800,000 in I-House funded scholarships and financial aid to some 135 deserving residents.

Make a gift to I-House now

Since 1930, I-House has achieved a nine-decade record of excellence in opening minds and broadening perspectives among the next generations of leaders from around the world.  As one of our supporters who shares our mission, you appreciate the lifetime impact of the day-to-day practice of international fellowship, and how a gift to International House can create a world of opportunities for our residents from around the globe.

We could not do what we do without the support of friends and alumni like you.  Best wishes for peace, prosperity, and progress in the New Year!


Hans C. Giesecke, Ph.D.
Executive Director

For those interested in U.S. tax benefits, envelopes must be postmarked by December 31, 2019, or gifts completed online by midnight PST December 31, 2019 to be tax-deductible for 2019.  The International House Federal Tax ID number is 94-1167403.  Pledge forms and other ways to give may be found on our website.

For other inquiries, please contact us via email Ihalumni@berkeley.edu or via telephone at +1 (510) 642-4128. Please note that our office will be closed on December 31, 2019 and will reopen on January 2, 2020.  Many thanks for your support!

I-House residents are the creators of the beautiful peace doves pictured above:
Left: Chrissa da Gomez (Indonesia)
Right: Hans Gundlach (U.S.A.)
Center: Isabelle Boni (Bolivia) 

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 lferris@berkeley.edu. Share the I-House love! ♥
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