I-House Gala

I-House Celebration & Awards Gala

The annual event raises funds to benefit the community of nearly 600 scholars from 76 different countries residing at I-House, while honoring alumni who exemplify the I-House mission of fostering intercultural respect and understanding, lifelong friendships, and leadership skills to promote a more peaceful world. Proceeds from the Gala benefit The Fund for I-House, a resource that provides for life-changing scholarships, inspirational programming, and crucial maintenance to our historic home. Supporters of our Gala will help ensure current and future residents are able to live, learn, and grow under the dome, furthering the I-House mission.

The Celebration and Awards Gala for April 2020 has been cancelled due to the uncertainties caused by the coronavirus. The Gala in Spring 2021 is scheduled for April 29, 2021.

Gala 2019

Oona King, I-House Alumna of the Year 2019

On May 9th, 2019, we rolled out the red carpet to honor Baroness Oona King as our 2019 I-House Alumna of the Year to recognize her work as a member of the British Parliament, her advocacy for human rights, and her visionary leadership as the Director of Diversity Strategy at Google. It was an inspiring evening under the dome as we welcomed Oona back to I-House for her first time in 30 years!

You will find Gala 2019 photos(link is external) on the International House Facebook page(link is external).

Previous Gala Honorees:

2019
Oona King (IH 1989-90)

2018
Irving G. Tragen (IH 1943-47)
WattTime

2017
Sir Desmond Rea (IH 1966-67)
Arlene Blum Ph.D. (IH 1967-68)
S. Shankar Sastry (IH 1977-78)

2016
I-House Alumni Faculty Members at UC Berkeley
Dr. Marian Diamond (IH 1949-52)

2015
Ambassador E. Anthony Wayne
Gikas Hardouvelis (IH 1978-80)
Susan Bezjian Hardouvelis (IH 1977-81)

2014
Wendy Schmidt (IH 1978-80)
Ashok Gadgil (IH 1973-75)

2013
Kenneth Taylor (IH 1957-59) & Dr. Patricia Taylor (IH 1954-55 & 1958-60)
The MasterCard Foundation

2012
Joan Baez
Daniel Mouen-Makoua (IH 1984)

2011
Charles Ferguson (IH 1973-76)

2010
Robert Reich

2009
Phyllis & William Draper III
Firoozeh Dumas (IH 1986-87)
Crown Prince of Norway, Haakon Magnus (IH 1997-98)

2008
Richard Blum
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni (IH 1978-79)

2007
Steve Matsuura (IH 1970-71)
Peter Robertson

2006
Steven Rockefeller
Martha Hertelendy

2005
John Chen
Rita Moreno

2004
Chancellor Robert Berdahl
Maxine Hong Kingston
Jawahar Gidwani (IH 1973-76)

2003
George Raad (IH 1947-51)
Glenn Isaacson
Lee Hamilton

2002
Leon Panetta
Elizabeth Farnsworth
Jay Paxton

2001
Norman Mineta
Iver Lyche
Marion Ross (IH 1946-51)

2000
Julianne Cartwright-Traylor (IH 1960)
Thomas Miller

1999
Michael Morgan
Edith Simon Coliver (IH 1940-43)
Industrial Bank of Japan, Ltd.

1998
Richard Goldman (IH 1941-42)
Jerry Yang

1997
Chang-Lin Tien
Bechtel Foundation & Family
Laura D’Andrea Tyson

1996
Peter Arnett
Arun Sarin (IH 1975-78)

1995
Yehudi Menuhin
J. Dennis Bonney (IH 1954-55)
The Fleishhacker Family & Fleishhacker Foundation

1994
Harry Belafonte
The Ploughshares Fund
Pacific Telesis/Air Touch Communications

1993
John Kenneth Galbraith (IH 1930-32)
Osamu Yamada

1992
Ted Turner
Sadako Ogata (IH 1956-57)

1991
George Pratt Shultz
Abdelkader Abbadi (IH 1963-67)
Bank of America

1990
David Rockefeller
Morgan Stanley
The S.H. Cowell Foundation

1989
W. Michael Blumenthal (IH 1947–49)
Chevron Corporation
The Bernard Osher Foundation

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For questions about Gala, please contact:

Joy IwasaJoy Iwasa, Associate Director of Philanthropy
(510) 643-6816
jiwasa@berkeley.edu

Angela Rauch

Angela Rauch, Fundraising and Events Coordinator
(510) 642-0124
Email Angela

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