International House's 1997 Celebration and Awards Dinner, held on April 30, was our most successful fundraising event ever! Over 250 people including House Board members, prominent business leaders, alumni, and friends of International House enjoyed an elegant and fun-filled evening which included impressive performances by multi-talented I-House residents.

The gala raised over $82,000 for the Annual Fund and another $5,000 toward a new scholarship fund in honor of Chang-Lin and Di-Hwa Tien.

We were very pleased to honor retiring U.C. Chancellor and I-House Board President Chang-Lin Tien for his distinguished leadership in fostering excellence through diversity. During the evening's festivities, a special tribute to Chancellor Tien was made by former National Economic Advisor Dr. Laura D'Andrea Tyson.

Steve, Riley, and Susie Bechtel were on hand to accept International House's award for the Bechtel Foundation and family. In accepting the award, Riley Bechtel said, "Think about some key words about International House, things like global, information, relationships, diversity, connectivity, and just progress. Those are words that apply to our company. And we are thrilled to be able to play a part here and to have a twenty-five year relationship here."

In the coming months we will announce plans for the 1998 gala. We hope that you will have the opportunity to celebrate with us the distinguished international contributions of other individuals and organizations.

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