The Life Members Fund supports numerous programs in various areas of interest that enhance the activities of Life members, potential engineers, engineering students, and professionals worldwide. The continuing growth of the Life Members Fund will help support new and exciting opportunities for young engineers with engineering education and workforce development, applying technology for humanitarian causes and preserving the history of technology.
The IEEE Life Members Fund of the IEEE Foundation supports IEEE activities of interest to Life Members, potential engineers, and engineering students. Generous donations are invested in initiatives that:
Annually, the IEEE Life Members Committee has provide funding in support of the following awards/programs:
Leadership through giving shows a true understanding of needs and does the most to help reach the IEEE Foundation's long-term goals. The IEEE Life Members Committee thanks all of you who have contributed in the past and who continue to help IEEE strive for improved member outreach programs, educational development, information exchange efforts, historical preservation, and awards and recognition initiatives.
The opportunities for charitable gifts to IEEE are many and varied. You may find the following gift ideas helpful during your planning process:
For additional information on the various ways to give, or to hold a confidential discussion of the opportunities, benefits, and tax advantages available to you as you consider a gift, please contact the IEEE Development Office:
For US members, contributions to the Life Members Fund are tax deductible.
As a special thank you, donations of US$75-$124 receive an IEEE Life Members lapel pin. Donations of US$125 or more receive an IEEE Life Members pewter coaster commemorating an IEEE Milestone. (Limit one pin per Life member and one coaster per US$125+ donation.)
The 9th and final coaster of the program highlights the Volta’s Electrical Battery, 1799. Past coasters are still available upon request with your donation. Past coasters include: