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Estate Planning Week 2021

It’s National Estate Planning Awareness Week: the IEEE Foundation is delighted to highlight the importance of estate planning, share examples of donors who are Forever Generous, and offer estate planning tips and tools designed to help you leave a permanent legacy of philanthropy.

It is never too early or too late to start! As you create or update your plan, consider the role IEEE has played in your life and the #IEEELegacy you want to leave. The IEEE Foundation team would be honored to assist with finding the right way for you to integrate IEEE into your estate plan.

We hope you’ll participate by joining the IEEE Foundation and its panel of experts in the field who will demystify the 2021 Estate Planning Trends and provide important takeaways to help you shape your estate plan.



Join us for this free webinar 2021 Estate Planning Trends on Thursday, 21 October 2021 at 1 PM EDT. 

Planned Giving Interest Form

There are many ways you can give to the IEEE Foundation. If you are interested in learning more about leaving a legacy gift to us, you can request more information by filling out the form below, or contact us at (732) 562-5446 or d.deliberato@ieee.org.
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By providing your information, you may be contacted by the IEEE Foundation about your future plans.

Planned Giving Methods

There are many ways to show your support and it is never too early or too late to start! As you create or update your plan, consider the role IEEE has played in your life and the #IEEELegacy you want to leave. The IEEE Foundation team would be honored to assist with finding the right way for you to integrate IEEE into your estate plan.

IRA Charitable Rollover
Individual retirement account holders who are 70 ½ and older can make qualified charitable distributions to the IEEE Foundation up to $100,000 per year (and up to $200,000 per year for married couples) from their IRA. These gifts can be used to satisfy the account holders’ required minimum distribution (RMD).
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Charitable Remainder Trust
Receive income and arrange a future gift that will benefit the IEEE Foundation. 
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Life Insurance
Name the IEEE Foundation as your beneficiary or donate an existing policy that you no longer need.
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Retirement Plan
Avoid "double taxation" by naming the IEEE Foundation as a beneficiary of your retirement plan. 
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Will or Trust
Be forever generous and leave a charitable bequest to the IEEE Foundation in your will or living trust.
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Planned Giving Donor Profiles

These donors are Forever Generous. They are part of the elite group of planned giving donors who are building tomorrow by leaving legacy gifts to benefit future generations of engineers.

Pioneer Don Heirman’s Generous Giving Paves the Way for Future Innovation
Though industry giant Donald (Don) N. Heirman sadly passed in October 2020 at the age of 80, the pioneer in the field of electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) not only left an indelible legacy of innovation behind him, he provided for the field’s future success and forward motion through his generous estate gifts to IEEE.
Read More about Don’s generosity.

Practicing What She Preaches
As IEEE staffer Karen Kaufman has demonstrated, donating to the IEEE Foundation isn’t just for IEEE members. In 2009, the Senior Manager of Communication/IEEE Brand Ambassador for the IEEE Foundation joined the Goldsmith Legacy League as a Forever Generous member and hasn’t looked back since.
Read More about Karen's commitment.

Planned Giving Articles

Learn more about the IRA Tax Trap.
Whether it’s an IRA, Keogh, 401(k), 403(B), or other accounts, your retirement plan may be your largest asset. You’ve invested it for growth, and you’ve been cautious about taking withdrawals. With planning and luck, you and your spouse will not spend all of it in your lifetime, so there should be a substantial asset to pass on to your loved ones. Proceed with Caution!
Learn more about the IRA Tax Trap.

Is It Your Will − Or Someone Else’s?
All your life you’ve made the decisions about how your money will be used – about how you will provide for yourself, for your family, and for the charitable organizations you believe in. But have you planned in order to retain that same control over your legacy? You can if you have an up-to-date will. 
Learn how to take control of your will.

Goldsmith Legacy League


The IEEE Goldsmith Legacy League is an elite group of planned giving donors who are Forever Generous. The group is named for Alfred N. and Gertrude Goldsmith whose philanthropic vision seeded the IEEE Foundation's ability to support IEEE's mission. Members of the IEEE Goldsmith Legacy League are building tomorrow by leaving legacy gifts to benefit future generations of engineers. Many members have included a bequest in their will or trust document. Some have named the IEEE Foundation as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy, retirement plan, or charitable remainder trust. To join simply contact the IEEE Development Office and let them know you have arranged for a planned gift to either IEEE or the IEEE Foundation.

How to Give

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IEEE Foundation, Incorporated
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For more information, or to
hold a confidential discussion,
please contact:
Karen A. Galuchie
Executive Director
IEEE Foundation
445 Hoes Lane
Piscataway, NJ 08854, U.S.A
Phone: +1 732 562 3860
e-mail: donate@ieee.org
 

IEEE Foundation

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Piscataway, NJ 08854, U.S.A.
Phone: +1 732-562-5349
Email: donate@ieee.org

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