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I-House 2021

Participation Drive
101 Donors
134%
Towards goal of 75 Donors
$41,545.00 Raised
Project has ended
Project ended on June 29, at 11:55 PM PDT
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I-House 2021

For the first time since 1978, International House was forced to close its doors in August 2020, and has remained closed due to the pandemic for the 2020-2021 academic year. 


Sketch of the I-House

 


As we prepare to re-open I-House with only partial occupancy in Fall 2021, we are experiencing critical impacts. We request your help as we return to providing a year-round home-away-from-home to thousands of international and domestic students attending SJSU. Phyllis Simpkins, who gave so much, always hoped that alumni and friends of I-House would support the House financially with recurring donations. 


Resident Bowling Fall 2019

 


Without full occupancy in the I-House, we are relying on donors like you to help us offer the same experience to new residents that you enjoyed. Now more than ever, your help is needed. Click the Give Now button and make your gift today!  One-time donations are helpful, and recurring donations can be counted on over a long period of time. 


Residents outside of Tower Hall

 


To make a recurring gift, click “Give Now” and select the recurring option. Our goal is to secure as many recurring donations as possible so please sign up today and give what you can joyously afford to contribute.

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Alumni Reunion

 

Special thanks to Bob Aron, I-House Alumnus, for creating the video for our campaign. 

Levels
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$50

Contributor

A $50 contribution could cover the cost of one weekly Tuesday evening Coffee Night for I-House residents and SJSU students who visit I-House to relax and meet each other. .................................................................... A recurring donation of $50/month could cover nearly a full semester of Coffee Nights. Imagine providing munchies for dozens of students from around the world who come together socially at I-House on a weekly basis.

$100

Cultural Attache

A $100 contribution could cover the cost of 2 residents to start out the semester participating in the annual I-House resident bus trip to San Francisco in the Fall semester or Monterey/Carmel in the Spring semester. .................................................................... A recurring donation of $100/month could cover the cost of 30 residents participating in one of these memorable start-of-the-semester kick-off bus trips.

$250

Diplomat

Contributions by you and 14 other people at the $250 level could cover costs to host the internationally-inspired Pancake Breakfast for one semester. .................................................................... Making a $250/month recurring donation means that one contributor alone could cover most of the costs of Internationally-Inspired Pancake Breakfast for one semester.

$500

Foreign Minister

A $500 contribution can be applied towards the purchase of the latest tech items allowing I-House to offer state-of-the-art equipment for resident use. .................................................................... And while it may not be glamorous, one donor making a recurring donation of $500/month could nearly cover the cost of the annual property tax paid by I-House.

$1,000

Vice Consul

Your $1,000 donation could help I-House hire a resident to work as a student assistant in the role of Receptionist, Office Aide, Computer Aide, Flag Aide, Kitchen Aide, Maintenance Aide, or Coffee Night Aide. .................................................................... A recurring $1,000/month donation could cover student assistant work at I-House by 4 residents for one semester.

$5,000

Consul General

With a $5,000 donation 7 bedrooms can be re-carpeted -- or, for a student who could not otherwise afford to live at I-House, it could open the door to an opportunity to be a resident. .................................................................... A recurring donation of $5,000/month could pay for re-carpeting and re-painting all of the bedrooms. Alternatively, recurring monthly donations of $5,000 could be used to incentivize 20 new residents to apply to live at I-House.

$10,000

Honorary Consul Officers

At the $10,000 contribution level, multiple scholarships could be made available to current and prospective residents, which broadens the appeal of I-House living to students from diverse backgrounds. .................................................................... $10,000 monthly recurring donations by one or more donors could provide a very significant contribution to keep the I-House facility in top-notch condition, and could allow I-House to stand-out among housing choices for prospective residents.