Raise a glass to our Gala honorees Sir Desmond Rea, Dr. Arlene Blum, and Dean S. Shankar Sastry

April 20, 2017 Laurie Ferris


Raise a glass to our 2017 alumni honorees:

Sir Desmond Rea
Sir Desmond Rea (IH 1966 – 67)
Global Ambassador of Peace and Inspiration

Dr. Arlene Blum
Dr. Arlene Blum (IH 1967 – 68)
Alumna of the Year

Dean Shankar Sastry
Dean S. Shankar Sastry (IH 1977 – 78)
Distinguished Alumni Professor of the Year

About the Honorees

Celebrate International House on April 27th

Join us for an evening of celebrating I-House, making connections, and reuniting with old friends. Proceeds from the Gala benefit the Fund for I-House and our mission to advance a world of greater understanding and peace. Visit ihouse.berkeley.edu/gala for details. This year’s Gala takes place on Thursday, April 27, 2017.
6 pm Music & Mingling
Dinner & Program Follow

We’ve extended the RSVP deadline to Monday, April 24, so it’s not too late to reserve your seat. Click here to register online or make a donation.

Eventbrite - 2017 I-House Awards Celebration & Gala Honoring Dr. Arlene Blum and Sir Desmond ReaThank you to those who have already registered. Please let us know your entrée selection from the menu below.

Dinner Menu

Executive Chef Jordan Lichman presents a seasonal
California menu with international accents


Seasonal vegetable salad with apples, hazelnuts, and grain mustard vinaigrette


Local Petrale Sole with Dungeness crab, citrus mojo butter, avocado, almonds. cilantro, asparagus

American Lamb Chops, cippolini onion, fava beans, asparagus, sage oil, and red chile foam

Thai Curry Gratin, crispy Shallots, asparagus & herb salad


Strawberry “Tiramisu” with Muscat Canelli

Please let us know your entrée selections during your ticket purchase or call Angela at (510) 642-0124.


Toast our Gala Honorees in style—purchase a champagne glass with unlimited refills during the gala and receive a commemorative I-House pin for only $50 a glass or $75 for two. Some glasses include a special prize and only 60 glasses will be sold.

  Prizes include a two night stay at the scenic Brockway Springs Resort on the shore of North Lake Tahoe—a $2,000 value (donated by I-House Board member Milan Kaur) and many other fabulous items.  For those who are unable to attend in person you can still be part of the fun and purchase a chance to win. Please contact Angela Rauch at 510-642-0124 or arauch@berkeley.edu for details.

29th Annual Celebration & Awards Gala

Thursday, April 27, 2017
Chevron Auditorium International House Berkeley
2299 Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley, CA

$275 per person
$150 per person for Young Diplomats (35 years of age and under)

Eventbrite - 2017 I-House Awards Celebration & Gala Honoring Dr. Arlene Blum and Sir Desmond Rea

Thanks to the support of our generous sponsors and donors, we are able to provide scholarships to deserving residents, barrier-breaking intercultural programming, and required maintenance to our historic home.

Questions? Contact Angela Rauch at arauch@berkeley.edu.

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