IEEE Heritage Circle

Members of the IEEE Heritage Circle have turned their professional passions into intentional impact through gifts to the IEEE Foundation.

IEEE Heritage Circle

Members of the IEEE Heritage Circle have turned their professional passions into intentional impact through gifts to the IEEE Foundation.

Honored Philanthropist

The IEEE Heritage Circle, the cumulative giving donor recognition program of the IEEE Foundation, acknowledges the philanthropic spirit of those who have given back to IEEE throughout their career and lifetime. These Honored Philanthropists are recognized for their ongoing and generous support of IEEE programs.

How to Become a Member

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 twelve giving levels ranging from US$10,000 to more than US$5M.

Contact the IEEE Foundation Development Office at donate@ieee.org with questions or to arrange a confidential donor-giving discussion.

IEEE Donor Profile 2021 Maxine Cohen

"Since I no longer had to pay membership dues as a Life Member, I decided to allocate those funds (plus a bit more) and joined the Heritage Circle."

- Maxine Cohen, Nikola Tesla Member

Giving Levels

Each level of the IEEE Heritage Circle is named for one of twelve great innovators in the fields of science and technology.

HC Tesla

Nikola Tesla Level

$10,000 - $24,999

HC Ayrton

Hertha Ayrton Level

$25,000 - $49,999

HC Bell

Alexander Graham Bell Level

$50,000 - $74,999

HC Latimer

Lewis Latimer Level

$75,000 - $99,999

HC Edison

Thomas A. Edison Level

$100,000 - $149,999

HC Curie

Marie Sklodowska Curie Level

$150,000 - $249,999

HC Maxwell

James Clerk Maxwell Level

$250,000 - $499,999

HC Faraday

Michael Faraday Level

$500,000 - $749,999

HC Bose

Jagadish Chandra Bose Level

$750,000 - $999,999

HC Volta

Alessandro Volta Level

$1,000,000 - $2,499,999

HC Turing

Alan Turing Level

$2,500,000 - $4,999,999

HC Clarke

Edith Clarke Level

$5,000,000+

Membership Benefits

IEEE Heritage Circle recognition is based on individual donor giving-level. Members at all levels will receive a special recognition item, recognition in the IEEE Foundation Annual Report and other appropriate IEEE Foundation publications.

Qualifying gifts made before the end of the calendar year will be added to current cumulative giving totals. Recognition levels are calculated at the end of each calendar year. Once an IEEE Heritage Circle giving level is reached, the member will be contacted by an IEEE Foundation staff member to arrange the presentation of this special recognition. Anonymity will be honored if requested. 

Contact the IEEE Foundation Development Office with questions or to arrange a confidential donor-giving discussion.

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Heritage Circle News

Elza Erkip Ph.D

Furthering the Field of Information Theory

In a well-received presentation to the IEEE North American School of Information Theory at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) during August 2022, Elza Erkip, Ph.D., the Information Theory…

Bahman Hovieda IEEE

Empowering Others to do Their Very Best

During the 2022 IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) Transmission and Distribution Conference & Exposition (T&D), Bahman Hovieda was everywhere: being recognized at the opening ceremony, speaking at a special luncheon for donors…

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IEEE Heritage Circle: Celebrating the Philanthropic Spirit

Philanthropy in Action The goal of the IEEE Foundation is to partner with donors to enable more than 250 IEEE programs that advance technology for the benefit of humanity. It’s…