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Planned Giving & Bequests


Your bequest will help ensure the future strength of I-House!

You may support room and board scholarships, preservation and improvements to our historic building, or diverse intercultural programs—all of which benefit our nearly 600 residents from more than 60 countries. Whichever you choose, you will help enhance I-House's excellence—and support its mission of a world of greater cross-cultural understanding and peace. For more information on including International House in your will or living trust, contact our office at 510.642.4128 or ihalumni@berkeley.edu.

Including International House in Your Estate Plans

You can support leaders for global understanding and a world of greater tolerance through your will, living trust, or retirement plan.

Sample Bequest Language

"I give ______ ($ or % of my estate) to International House, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public benefit corporation registered in California with tax ID 94-1167403."

"My gift(s) shall be (specify):
  • Unrestricted—to be used where need is greatest, (or/and)
  • Restricted—to be used to support (please indicate scholarships, building preservation/improvements, intercultural programs, and/ or leadership training)."
If gift amount is equal to or exceeds $50,000, please specify if you would like the gift to establish an endowed fund, the annual payout of which shall annually support the area of need you have identified.

Gifts that are irrevocably pledged may provide important recognition opportunities in a donors lifetime. Please visit the Naming Opportunities portion of our website or contact Joy Iwasa, Director of Development & Communications at (510) 643-6916 or jiwasa@berkeley.edu.

All gifts, including estate gifts, can be routed to International House via the University of California Berkeley Foundation, and confer donor recognition opportunities at Cal. For more information visit planyourlegacy.berkeley.edu or call (800) 200-0575.

Download Legacy Gift Planning (pdf).