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IEEE Heritage Circle
Honored Philanthropist

The IEEE Heritage Circle is the cumulative giving donor recognition program of the IEEE Foundation.

The IEEE Heritage Circle acknowledges the philanthropic spirit of those who have "given back" to IEEE throughout their career and lifetime. We recognize these Honored Philanthropists for the financial support allocated to one or more of 200 donor designated funds that support the scientific and educational purposes of IEEE.

Honored Philanthropists are those whose donations and/or pledges to IEEE Foundation total US$10,000 or more since 1 January 1995. Automatically recognized as members of the IEEE Heritage Circle, donors are categorized within six giving levels ranging from US$10,000 to more than US$1M.

Qualifying gifts made before the end of the calendar year will be added to your current cumulative giving total. Recognition levels are calculated at the end of each calendar year.


IEEE Heritage Circle's five cumulative giving levels are named in honor of great science and technology innovators, who each helped shape the world in which we live.


Level of Giving

Nikola Tesla


Alexander Graham Bell 


Thomas A. Edison


James Clerk Maxwell


Michael Faraday


Alessandro Volta



IEEE Heritage Circle recognition is based on individual donor giving-level. Campaign donors at all levels will receive recognition in the IEEE Foundation Impact Report, appropriate Campaign publications, and recognition at the annual IEEE Honors Ceremony. 


Once you reach an IEEE Heritage Circle giving level, you will be contacted by an IEEE Development Office staff member to arrange the presentation of this special recognition. Anonymity will be honored if requested. If you have questions regarding the IEEE Heritage Circle or would like to arrange a confidential donor-giving discussion, please contact the IEEE Development Office.

For more information, or to hold a confidential discussion, please contact:
IEEE Foundation
IEEE Development Office
445 Hoes Lane
Piscataway, NJ 08854-4141, U.S.A
Phone: +1 732 465 5871
e-mail: donate@ieee.org

IEEE Foundation

IEEE Development Office
445 Hoes Lane
Piscataway, NJ 08854, U.S.A.
Phone: +1 732-562-5349
Email: donate@ieee.org

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