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 ihalumni@berkeley.edu. 


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 ihouse.berkeley.edu/gala
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 ihalumni@berkeley.edu. 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,

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(510) 642-4128 | ihalumni@berkeley.edu

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The I-House Connection: Newsletter Edition

The I-House Connection

Dear I-House Friends,

I-House Times Fall 2017We hope you enjoy the latest edition of I-House Times, which features a message from UC Berkeley Chancellor and Chair of the International House Board of Directors, Carol Christ, about our shared vision for the future. Learn about how we offered a safe haven for several residents during difficult times, our efforts to improve building accessibility, and much more.

As always, we welcome your news for the next I-House Times at ihalumni@berkeley.edu.

View Newsletter (pdf) | View Flipbook Format

For more I-House news, visit ihouse.berkeley.edu.


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,

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(510) 642-4128 | ihalumni@berkeley.edu

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Five Things to Know About I-House

1) I-House is not just for international students.

Despite its name, International House is home to students from the United States as well as students from over 75 other countries every semester.  Currently, U.S. residents represent some 23% of our 590 I-House residents.

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Last chance to support I-House in 2017

Dear I-House Friends,

Thanks to alumni and supporters like you, more than 585 students from 76 countries had the opportunity to live here under the dome and share the I-House experience. We were able to give $713,500 in financial aid to 120 students to assist with their room and board fees.

Your generosity provides mission critical resources that foster a more just and peaceful world through broader intercultural understanding and mutual respect.

If you have already made a gift in 2017, we sincerely thank you.

If you haven’t, it’s not too late! You can still make a tax-deductible gift for 2017 by midnight PST on 12/31/17.

Donate Now

For general gift inquiries, please click here or email Ihalumni@berkeley.edu. Please note that the Development Office will be closed on December 29th and will reopen on January 2, 2018.  If you need assistance in the meantime, feel free to email me.

I am continually inspired every day by the stories I hear both under the dome and from those who have been touched by their I-House experiences. I welcome the opportunity to hear your I-House memories.

As we approach 2018, I wish you and yours a joyous holiday season. May it be full of those things we treasure the most at I-House—peace, understanding, and friendship.

Sincerely,

 

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Joy Iwasa
Director of Development & Communications

Joy Iwasa
jiwasa@berkeley.edu
(510) 643-6916

 

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Please Support I-House Berkeley on Giving Tuesday

I-House BerkeleyGiving Tuesday

I-House Berkeley invites you to celebrate Giving Tuesday with us.

Today, I-House joins non-profits, families, businesses, community leaders, and students around the world to come together to celebrate a new tradition of generosity and giving back to their communities.

I-House residentsYour gift will provide future global leaders the chance to learn and grow amongst their 585 peers from more than 75 countries.

If you recently gave a donation, thank you so much for your continued support of I-House and for creating a world of opportunities for our residents.

Your generosity provides mission-critical resources that furthers I-House’s vision of fostering a more just and peaceful world through broader intercultural understanding and mutual respect.

Your gift will help make the I-House experience available to even more deserving students like Bhavya Vashisht.

Bhavya Vashisht

Like the many who came before me and for the many who will come after, I am humbled to inherit the distinct I-House experience of sharing this space with a myriad of nationalities, ethnicities, cultures, languages, and religions. This is a unique opportunity to forge friendships, create memories, learn about other cultures, and share insights about mine. This would not have been possible without the generosity of donors like you.

Bhavya Vashisht
Industrial Engineering Graduate Student
2017-2018 Financial Aid Award Recipient

Please click here to make a donation today!

Every gift of any size is important.

 

All the best from Berkeley,

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Thanksgiving message from Hans and residents

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Hans GieseckeMy colleagues and I wish you all the best as we approach the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. This is one of the most special times of the year in the USA as it is a wonderful opportunity to express gratitude for all that we have.

Here’s wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration wherever this message find you.  May it be a day of feasting and remembrance of all the good things that life has brought your way.

At this season, I also want to express my personal thanks and appreciation for you staying involved with International House Berkeley.  Your engagement in our mission makes us all the more successful!

The greatest gift to I-House is your ongoing commitment to our residents. You will see how grateful our residents are by their expressions of appreciation in the video clips shown below.

Most sincerely,

Hans Giesecke, Ph.D.
Executive Director

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Global Homecoming on Sunday with I-House tours, lunch, fashion show, international tasting and more!

The I-House Connection

October 2017

Global Homecoming is Sunday, October 22, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Global Homecoming 2017It’s not too late to sign up for Global Homecoming this Sunday. The House will be buzzing with excitement from 11 am – 3 pm, so don’t miss out on the fun!

Register by Friday at noon for online pricing and to receive a commemorative gift at check-in.

Online tickets: $7 for I-House alumni, $12 public (price through Fri. Oct. 20, 12 noon)

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For I-House residents and resident-sponsored guests,
purchase tickets here.

Walk-ins are welcome! $10 for I-House alumni, $15 public. Pay by credit card, check, or cash at entrance in the Hall of History.

All activities, including lunch and tastings, are included with event registration.

Below is a sneak preview of the international tasting menu for Around the World Under the Dome, 1:15 – 3 pm Chevron Auditorium

India: Fried curry shrimp, samosas, chutney, yogurt sauce
Drink pairing: Mango Lassi

Spain: Serrano ham, olives, white anchovies, Spanish cheeses, fig cake, crusty bread, marcona almonds
Drink pairing: Sangria

Mexico: Ceviche, guacamole, chips, roasted tomato salsa, Mexican wedding cookies.
Drink pairing: Mexican Beer

China: Vegetarian Mee Fun (noodles with shredded vegetables), Chicken pot stickers
Drink pairing: Rice wine with sour plum drink (Suanmeitang)

Schedule of Events

Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership’s Continental Brunch & Conversation
11:00 am-12:00 pm

Global Table Talk Lunch
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm | Dining Commons

Tours of International House
12:45 pm – 1:15 pm & 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Around the World Under the Dome
Fashion Show & Tasting Festival
1:15 pm – 3:00 pm | Auditorium

For more information, visit the Global Homecoming website at ihouse.berkeley.edu/globalhomecoming


Get Involved!

Global HomecomingSign up for the International Fashion Show
Are you interested in being a model at this year’s International Fashion Show? Limited spots available for I-House Alumni to participate in this time-honored resident tradition. Please contact Angela Rauch at arauch@berkeley.edu or (510) 642-0124 to sign up to be a model.

Alumni: Be a Global Homecoming Ambassador
Are you interested in volunteering at this year’s Global Homecoming? Then consider becoming a Global Homecoming Ambassador! These volunteers are critical to Global Homecoming, with tasks that include greeting and event support. Global Homecoming Ambassadors will receive special recognition as well as exclusive Global Homecoming gear! Shifts are available throughout the day. Please contact Angela Rauch at arauch@berkeley.edu or (510) 642-0124 to volunteer.


The Host Family Program:
Forge Memorable Relationships

I-House couple Eugenio Frongia and Carmen Ochoa with their host student Shan Wang.

I-House couple Eugenio Frongia and Carmen Ochoa with their host student Shan Wang.

The Host Family Program was created to forge memorable relationships between international students and local families through the simple, yet invaluable, gift of hospitality. The commitment is minimal, but the rewards are great for all participants! Hosts, residents, and visiting scholars can learn more and apply on the Host Family Program webpage.


Staff Highlight – Melissa Chan

Melissa Chan

Melissa Chan (510) 642-4128 Melissatchan@berkeley.edu

We are happy to welcome the newest member of the Development and Alumni & Relations team, Melissa Chan, as our Development and Prospect Research Analyst.

Melissa writes, “I began working at International House right before the Gala. The more time I spend in this wonderful community the more my sense of gratitude for it grows! My background in social work deepens my appreciation for the diversity and intercultural respect found in this unique home. Thank you all for allowing me to be a part of this amazing community.”

If you have any questions about the fundraising work we do here at I-House, or if you would like to stop by the Executive Office, Melissa would love to meet you!


Calling all alumni!Calling all alumni!

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


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 | ihalumni@berkeley.edu

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