Support I-House on Giving Tuesday During our Annual Appeal Season

Dear I-House Community,

On the occasion of Giving Tuesday, I would like to convey my personal thanks to our alumni and other supporters who have already provided financial contributions this fiscal year, including 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

In times like this where Asian hate crimes are becoming increasingly intense and prevalent, I want to spread the notion that the bigotry and exclusion manifested in our society today must be struck down and eliminated, a notion that Harry Edmonds, the founder of I-House, conceived and acted upon as he opened I-House New York in 1924.

Jooshim Kim,
Current I-House Resident

As a generous supporter who shares our mission, like Jooshim you have personally experienced the power of international fellowship. You have witnessed how a gift to I-House can create a world of opportunities and a lifetime of impact for our residents from around the globe.

Those who understand and have supported the ideals of International House know that, while age-old problems continue to persist, the solutions remain clear. What better solution to ameliorate global conflicts and crises, escalating tensions, and fears of confrontation than supporting the mission of I-House: fostering intercultural respect and understanding, lifelong friendships, and leadership skills for a more just and peaceful world?

The vibrancy, resilience, and strength of I-House traditions, community, and connections are a firm foundation. As you know, I-House, by design, brings together residents from different nations, religions, skill sets, and cultural backgrounds, and instills within them the desire to make the world a better place. With your help, we shall continue to provide the opportunity for residents to expand their horizons and embody the I-House magic!

Please give today to provide future global leaders like Jooshim the chance to learn, grow, and to enjoy the life-changing experience of I-House.

Your generosity provides critical resources that further the I-House vision of fostering a more just and peaceful world through broader intercultural understanding and mutual respect. Thank you for your support!

Sincerely,

Shaun Carver, I-House Executive Director
Shaun R. Carver
Executive Director
International House at UC Berkeley

PS – Thank you if you have given recently!  Your gifts are important to keep the I-House dream alive today, tomorrow, and forever. We are extremely grateful for all support, and very much appreciate that you would consider a gift during this pivotal time.


Due to potential mail delays, you may prefer to make your gift to I-House online at ihouse.berkeley.edu/donate, contact us at ihphilanthropy@berkeley.edu, or call (510) 642-4128 to speak with us about other ways of giving, including making a legacy gift in your estate plans.

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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