annual report 2000-2001
|Development and Alumni Relations|
Kate McClintock, Director of Development
Generous support from our alumni and friends helped us exceed our Annual Fund goal by $30,000 to reach $322,000 this fiscal year. Over $195,000 in gifts were received in response to our direct mail appeals and newsletter, and the success of the annual Gala and Elderhostel programs provided an additional $127,000.
Restricted gifts exceeded $150,000 and were allocated as follows:
Public Relations $114,000
$219,000 given anonymously in support of operating reserves; $101,000 raised by the 70th Anniversary Celebration and Awards Gala; $75,000 from Microsystems in support of the I-House Documentary; $50,000 scholarship from AirTouch Foundation in honor of alumni Arun and Rummi Sarin; $24,500 for the Heller Patio disabled access elevator - $10,000 from Elizabeth Marsteller Gordon
CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION
Rafael Rodriguez/Golden Age Scholarship fund exceeds $566,000 with annual scholarships awarded to two international residents at the graduate level.
This year's 70th Anniversary exceeded all expectations with 280 guests joining Host and Board Chairman Chancellor Robert M. Berdahl in recognition of The Honorable Norman Y. Mineta, U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Alumnus of the Year Dr. Marion Ross '51, and Mr. Iver Lyche, Corporate Honoree. Secretary Mineta was honored as the driving force behind the passage of the 1988 Civil Liberties Act which officially apologized and redressed the injustices endured by the Japanese-Americans during World War II. Also, his late sister Helen lived at I-House from 1949-1953. In his memorable acceptance speech, Secretary Mineta said, "We must never forget the horrors of the Holocaust, the terrible events of the Japanese-American internment. We must remain ever vigilant against bigotry, intolerance, and discrimination. And, we must be committed to the principles of equality and justice for all."
Dr. Marion Ross was honored for her 15 years of service to International House as a board and committee member, and as co-founder of the Rafael Rodriguez/ Golden Age Scholarship.
Iver Lyche, was honored for his 20 years of dedicated and careful management of International House's investment portfolio.
JAPAN ALUMNI EVENT
May, 2001 International House hosted alumni events in Tokyo, Japan in conjunction with an international symposium presented by UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business and the College of Engineering. "The 21st Century Economy: Technology and Entrepeneurship" Symposium attracted over 350 UC alumni and business leaders. "Cultural Challenges to Negotiating Business Transactions" was the topic presented by Glen S. Fukushima, President and CEO, Cadence Design Systems, Japan and former president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan, at the brunch hosted by International House.
Alumni were also invited to a dinner and preview of the I-House documentary in Kyoto, Japan which was co-hosted by Dr. Nobuaki Kumagai '60, past president and professor emeritus at Osaka University and Commissioner of the Prime Minister's Council for Science and Technology. Alumni Tetsuo Kondo '55, Dr. Kazusue Konoike '82, and Kazuo Ninomiya '61, were honored by I-House Executive Director Joe Lurie for their outstanding contributions to the success of this event.
International House was selected from thousands of applicants to be featured in The Visionaries 2001/2002 documentary series on public television stations across the United Stations. Producers of educational documentaries about the positive impact of inspiring non-profit organizations, The Visionaries profile is hosted by actor Sam Waterson and tells the I-House story from a historical perspective and through interviews with current and former I-House residents. The unfolding of an unlikely friendship between a Chinese woman and Tibetan man, and the World War II recollections of Japanese-Americans who were taken from their homes to isolation centers, are just two of the many compelling inter- cultural stories featured in the documentary.
The I-House documentary will air on public television stations nationwide for the next two years. Videos are available for purchase from the alumni office and a schedule of airtimes is listed on our website: http://ihouse.berkeley.edu.