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Leveraging Matching Gift Opportunities

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David Ziskind
MEMBER GRADE: Senior Member

Now in his 21st year as an IEEE member, David Ziskind appreciates the role IEEE has played in his life and career. “I enjoy connecting with other members and keeping up-to-date technically through IEEE Spectrum magazine, IEEE emails and local IEEE events,” he said. “The world is accelerating and IEEE provides the tools to help stay abreast of important changes.”

“Engineering (especially electrical engineering!) is critical to the continued advancement of humanity, and my company (Black & Veatch) recently expanded its matching gift program to include an additional match specifically for COVID-19-focused donations, so it was a no-brainer to me to donate to IEEE and leverage the company match opportunity,” Ziskind explained of his recent donation to the IEEE Foundation COVID-19 Response Fund. “I’m fortunate to be in a position (and pleased to be able) to support the IEEE Foundation in its continued mission, and in particular to help continue to advance engineering while we cope with this global pandemic.” Ziskind hopes that his and other donations can help the IEEE Foundation continue to provide individual and institutional support for engineering as well as to support ongoing outreach efforts to help the general public understand and appreciate the impact that engineering can have on addressing COVID-19.

“IEEE membership is an important starting point for electrical engineers and anyone interested in joining the field and I encourage members who are in a position to support IEEE beyond membership to do so,” he confirmed of the value of donating to the organization. “The cost of an annual membership is far outweighed by the benefits you receive, and providing an additional donation is an opportunity to give back to the field which has encouraged and supported so many of us.”

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