International House at UC Berkeley to Recognize Notable Alumna Baroness Oona King
On May 9th, Oona King will be honored with the I-House Alumna of the Year Award in recognition of her visionary leadership as the Director of Diversity Strategy at Google, as a member of the British Parliament, and as an advocate for human rights.
Now in its 31st year, the annual event raises funds to benefit the community of nearly 600 scholars from 77 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. "We are thrilled to recognize Baroness Oona King as a champion of International House principles,"
Proceeds from the Gala benefit The Fund for I-House. Bill Howley, Director of Philanthropy at I-House, points to this Fund as an important resource, providing for room and board scholarships and financial aid, mission-centered programming, and preservation of the historic 88-year-old building. "I-House relies on philanthropic support from alumni, foundations, corporations and friends," says Howley.
The Gala will be held on Thursday, May 9th in Chevron Auditorium at International House, located at 2299 Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94720. Tickets are $275 per person, or $150 for those under 35 years of age, and can be purchased online at ihouse.berkeley.edu/
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International House is a non-profit living and learning community at the University of California, Berkeley that fosters boundary-breaking discoveries, intercultural friendships, and global leadership for a world of greater understanding. Since 1930, we have served 90,000 students and scholars representing 150+ countries, including the U.S. To learn more about International House, visit ihouse.berkeley.edu.
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