The 70th Anniversary and Awards Gala to be held on April 27 is International House’s largest annual fund raising event. Last year’s Gala raised over $60,000 in support of International House. The evening includes escort by residents to a reception in the Great Hall, an elegant dinner in the Chevron Auditorium, awards presentations, and entertainment by talented residents.

Lowell Bergman (left), subject of the film The Insider, and former 60 Minutes producer, will be the keynote speaker. Mr. Bergman worked as a producer for 60 Minutes for thirteen years until he risked his career to air an interview with tobacco industry executive and whistle-blower Jeffrey Wigand. Bergman is currently a special correspondent for the PBS documentary series Frontline.

Gala honorees are Alumna of the Year Julianne Cartwright Traylor and The Mark Ross Foundation. Ms. Traylor, who lived in I-House in 1968-’69, is Chair of Amnesty International USA. For more about Ms. Traylor, see our article in this issue.

The Mark Ross Foundation of San Francisco will be honored for its generous support of International House for financial aid and seismic safety renovations. I-House alumnus Tom Miller (IH 1939) has been instrumental in securing this support. Mark Ross attended UC Berkeley and was the founder of an export-trading firm that promoted trade between the U.S. and Pacific Rim countries.

Individual tickets for the gala evenign are $250 and table start at $3500. For more information, please call the Development Office at (510) 642-4128.