Celebration and Awards Dinner, May 5

International House will honor Edith Simon Coliver as the 1999 Alumna of the Year at the eleventh annual Celebration and Awards Dinner on May 5.

Coliver, who lived in International House from 1940-'43, has had a life-long commitment to human rights. A native of Germany, she was educated in Germany, England, and the U.S. After graduating from Cal with a B.A. in International Relations and Language, she went on to a distinguished career including serving as an interpreter and analyst at the Nuremberg Trials and as an executive with The Asia Foundation. Coliver was assigned to the Philippines as the Foundation's first woman Representative. She later served as the Foundation's Representative in Taiwan, Province of China.

Coliver's areas of specialization include the democratic process, judicial education, and human rights. She is a founding member of the Women's Interfaith Dialogue on the Middle East and serves on the I-House Board of Directors.

Edith Simon Coliver

Edith Simon Coliver as a student in 1940 and today as Alumna of the Year.

International House will also honor Michael Morgan, Music Director and Conductor of the Oakland East Bay Symphony and Artistic Director of the Oakland Youth Orchestra, for his commitment to exposing young people of all ethnic backgrounds to many forms of musical expression.

Michael Morgan

Michael Morgan, Music Director and Conductor, Oakland East Bay Symphony

Mr. Morgan crosses cultures with music. He recently led the Oakland Youth Orchestra on a tour of Costa Rica, Cuba, and Mexico.

The IBJ Foundation, Inc. of the Industrial Bank of Japan, Ltd. will be recognized for its commitment to the education of global citizens and for its support of International House's Multicultural/International Speakers Bureau.

This program enriches social studies curriculum and promotes the concept of global citizenship in California's public schools. Co-chairs of the event are Dennis and Elizabeth Bonney, Vangie and Bill Buell, Richard Buxbaum and Kay Hartshorn, Lupita and Ken Kashiwahara, and Arun and Rummi Sarin.

Celebration and Awards Dinner
The gala evening includes escort by residents to a reception in the Great Hall, a festive dinner in the Chevron Auditorium, awards presentation, and entertainment provided by talented residents. Individual tickets are $200. Last year's event raised over $70,000 in support of I-House. For more information, please contact the Development Office at (510) 642-4128.

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