Turn Your Speaking Engagement into a Good Deed
Award Recipients and Conference Speakers who receive payment in exchange for their speaking engagement may elect to donate their honorarium (cash prize or fee) to one or more of the designated Funds of the IEEE Foundation, including the General Fund, History Center Fund, Life Members Fund, a Scholarship Fund like the IEEE PES Scholarship Plus Initiative or one of the many other Funds administered on behalf of IEEE organizational units.
If you wish to donate your honorarium, and avoid the taxable income, you must designate that IEEE (via IEEE conference chair/IEEE conference treasurer/ IEEE staff director or IEEE sr. administrator) transfer the honorarium directly to the IEEE Foundation. By submitting a request to re-direct your honorarium directly to IEEE Foundation, you will not need to complete a W-8 or W-9 form. If you accept the honorarium check, the honorarium becomes taxable income.
The IEEE Foundation, routinely handles arrangements for honorarium recipients who desire to ‘re-purpose’ their honorarium for a good cause. If you would like to designate your award/speaker honorarium, you may download and complete either the Award Honorarium Form or the Speaker Fee Form and send a copy to the IEEE Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org, fax it to +1.732.981.9515 or by mail.
The IEEE Foundation will recognize your generosity by publishing your name in the Honoraria Giving section of its annual Honor Roll of Donors publication. You may also qualify for recognition in other donor recognition groups. Your donation may remain anonymous at your request.
Award Honorarium Form
Speaker Fee Form
If you would like more information on how to donate and designate your honorarium, please contact:
Director of Development
IEEE Development Office
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Phone: +1 732 562 3915
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