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IEEE Foundation Accepts Cryptocurrencies Donations

There are more than 300 million cryptocurrency users worldwide. Crypto philanthropy is an emerging and often taxwise way for crypto users to make philanthropic donations.  The IEEE Foundation is excited…

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First Female IEEE President Gives to Inspire Young Women

Martha Sloan was elected an IEEE Fellow in 1971 and attained Life Fellow status in 2011, and as a trailblazer in the engineering world, she was the only woman among 600…

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IEEE Smart Village Invests in the Well-being of Farmers in Turkana, Kenya

In the far northwest corner of Kenya, you will find Turkana County, one of the poorest counties struggling to provide adequate food for both humans and animals. Located in equatorial…

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A Spark of Philanthropy to Inspire Future Generations

Dr. T.J. Rodgers’ contribution to support the IEEE SSCS- James D. Meindl Memorial Educational Fund was driven both by his respect for his mentor, Professor James D. Meindl, and his…

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Celebrating Women in IEEE for Women’s History Month

This month, the IEEE Foundation honors women and their contributions to IEEE and their professions as we celebrate Women’s History Month. Everyday IEEE volunteers make incredible contributions through their work…

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Honoring Her Father’s Legacy

Janet E. Saad began donating to the IEEE Foundation in 2014 to honor her father’s memory and long-standing relationship with the organization. Janet’s father, Ted Saad was a pioneer in…

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IEEE Foundation Marks a Golden Occasion

A Message from Ralph Ford, IEEE Foundation President Today, 16 February  2023, thanks to its unwavering purpose, strong execution, and generous donors and volunteers, the IEEE Foundation celebrates five decades…

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IEEE Foundation Works to Empower Women in Engineering

Announcing the New “Future” Pillar In celebration of the IEEE Foundation’s milestone 50th anniversary in February 2023 and a desire to lay the foundation for the future we envision, the…


Celebrating a Diverse Set of Innovators – Expanding the IEEE Heritage Circle

The IEEE Heritage Circle is the cumulative giving donor recognition program of the IEEE Foundation. It recognizes the indomitable philanthropic spirit of those who have compassionately given to IEEE and…

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Philanthropic Partner of IEEE Marks Half a Century of Global Social Impact Through Technology and Education Piscataway, NJ, February 16, 2023 –  The IEEE Foundation announces the celebration of its…

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New Diversity and Inclusion Projects Powered by the IEEE Computer Society Diversity and Inclusion Fund

In 2021, the IEEE Computer Society (IEEE CS) launched its Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Fund of the IEEE Foundation, with a primary objective of supporting projects and programs that positively…

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Lisa Su Donates Cash Prize in Support of Women

This article is an edited excerpt of the “AMD’s Lisa Su Breaks Through the Silicon Ceiling” article, published 24 September 2021 in IEEE’s The Institute. When Lisa Su became CEO…