International House is committed to attracting the most qualified and diverse residents from across the globe. To help meet this vital goal, the House offers meaningful financial aid and organizes an array of dynamic educational and cultural programs each year. The generosity of Alumni, Trustees, friends, corporations, and foundations has made this possible for over 90 years and we are proud to recognize the support of our most committed leadership donors by naming opportunities in their honor.
Named Room donors ensure that residents in need receive meaningful financial assistance to help them fully participate in the I-House community. For a leadership gift of $25,000 or more, Named Room donors may have their names inscribed on a specially designed ceramic plaque permanently installed outside a designated resident room.
Over 100 rooms have been named at International House through this Program, and generations of residents have been inspired by the substantial commitments these donors have made.
Named Financial Aid Funds
Financial aid is awarded each year to new and returning residents with demonstrated need. Named funds are among the most important sources of this aid. Naming options are available for endowed funds and annual restricted gifts for aid. These named funds may also restrict support for students who are studying in a certain discipline or are from a particular geographic area, although unrestricted financial aid is the House’s greatest need and touches the widest range of resident applicants.
Some residents who take on leadership roles in the I-House community serve as Program or Resident Fellows, and they receive stipends for their help. These committed individuals are essential in furthering the goals and mission of International House while simultaneously contributing to a lively, engaging and welcoming environment for all residents. Supporting resident fellowships through endowed or restricted annual giving allows donors to focus their giving on specific leadership areas for residents.
Many of the activities and programs organized by the House are made possible through the support of endowed Program Funds. The diverse array of lectures, performances and other events featuring distinguished participants from around the world are an integral part of the I-House experience, offering resident members a wide variety of opportunities for personal and professional growth. Program Funds are available to be named on a very limited basis.
Let’s Start a Conversation
Please tell us about your philanthropic goals and special areas of interest at I-House. We would welcome the opportunity to tailor a specific scholarship, fellowship, or program opportunity with you in mind.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Melanie Beczak at (212) 316-8493.