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SJSU International House

Raised toward our $10,000 Goal
64 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on December 23, at 08:00 AM PST
Project Owners

To our goal and beyond!

December 05, 2019

Dear supporters,


With one week remaining in the I-House crowdfunding campaign, we have met 100% of our goal!  That's wonderful news and we thank each of our donors with deep appreciation.  


There's even more good news to share with you.  As we reached out to alumni and community members to ask for your support and participation, one of our long-time supporters contacted I-House to let us know that he will donate the removal of the old lettering, and will manufacture and install the new lettering!  We will still need to hire a painter to update the segment where the new lettering will be installed.  Thank you to San Jose Rotary Club International House committee member Fred Wilhelm and his company Marketshare, Inc. for offering this donation to remove the old lettering, and to manufacture and install the new lettering!  


What does that mean for all of the donations that you have made to cover the cost of new lettering at I-House?  I hope that our donors will be happy to see that we can now use the funds you donated towards one of our many outstanding projects to maintain and improve the I-House. This current crowdfunding campaign might as easily have been dedicated to replace carpet, reupholster furniture, or to offset at least a small portion of the large kitchen remodel being required of the I-House to meet current building codes. Your financial support allows the SJSU International House to cover capital expenses in order to maintain our beautiful building while we reduce the reliance on residents whose room and board fees pay for most of our expenses.  We are happy to answer your questions so please feel free to reach out to us for more information. 


With that in mind, anyone who hasn't donated to date is still encouraged to do so.  If you check out other SJSU crowdfunding campaigns, you'll see that some of them have gone far over their goal, so feel free to help us top our goal prior to the end of the crowdfunding campaign.


Thank you again to the 54 alumni and community donors who have contributed to our first crowdfunding campaign and helped us reach our goal!  


Very appreciatively yours, 


Leann and Natasha

75% of the way there!

November 25, 2019

Dear supporters,


It's very exciting that two weeks into the campaign, we have reached 75% of our $10K goal!  Thank you so much to those of you who have contributed already!  You are the leaders among alumni and friends of I-House.  We look to the rest of our community to help us meet and exceed our goal. 


We are sending weekly e-mails.  If you haven't received them, check your spam folder.  Make sure you've enabled Constant Contact so you can see the short videos of current and former residents, and read the "I am grateful for..." poem by a San Jose Rotary member of the SJSU I-House committee.   We're also mailing out a newsletter that you can look forward to receiving in December.  If you'd like to receive e-mail and/or postal mail from I-House, make sure we have your updated contact information.  


Remember, your contributions allow us to continue to offer the wonderful I-House experience as we make improvements to the facility and offer interactive programs and activities that bring together people from around the world. 


If you haven't already done so, please your gift today or otherwise please help us to share this message with anyone who might be interested in supporting the I-House. 




Leann and Natasha

More than halfway there!

November 19, 2019

Dear supporters,


Our International House campaign kicked off a week ago on November 11th and thanks to your generous contributions, we have already reached 59% of our goal!  That's very exciting for us.  Your support means so much!  To help us reach our goal, can you please share our e-mail and video communications through your networks, and reach out to your I-House friends to ask for them to support I-House?


There are many ways to support the I-House:

  • Make a donation

  • Share our e-mail and video communications through your networks, and reach out to your I-House friends to ask for them to support I-House  

  • Follow us on Facebook  and Instagram

  • Write a positive review on the I-House Facebook page 

  • Send us a testimonial to post on our webpage

  • Become an advocate for the I-House at your home university. Encourage new students to attend SJSU and live at the I-House... 

  • And more! E-mail us with your ideas for support! 

We love to hear from you, and even better to see you so e-mail, call, or visit us at I-House.  


Many thanks,


Leann and Natasha

Choose a giving level



We have approximately 4,000 alumni. If everyone gives at least $50, we’ll reach our goal-- and have enough to provide scholarships for many residents!


Cultural Attache

With 100 donations at this level, we will reach our crowdfunding campaign goal.



9 donations of $250 could cover the cost to remove the existing lettering, and to patch, and paint the facing edge to edge where new lettering will be installed.


Foreign Minister

8 donations at this level could pay for the installation of the new lettering.



Five contributions of $1,000 could cover the production/manufacturing of all 22 of the letters (SJSU International House)


Consul General

A donation of this level could cover half of the project to replace lettering.


Honorary Consular Officers

A gift at this level could fund the entire project and cover the costs of production/manufacturing, painting & installation.