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Is It Your Will − Or Someone Else’s?
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 10:39:00 AM


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.

With a will, you can:

  • Provide for each of your loved ones as you wish
  • Choose caring, responsible guardians for your minor children
  • Make special arrangements, such as a trust, for a loved one who might need extra care
  • Choose the people who will administer your estate and
  • Make gifts to the charitable organizations whose missions align with your values and help to do the good that you want associated with your legacy.

Without a valid will, you put every one of these decisions in the hands of others, including administrators appointed by the court.

We know this can be a sensitive subject and planning can seem like a chore but you will gain peace of mind and reassurance when the job is done. Plus your family will breathe easier, knowing that you have worked out a financial plan for their future.

Inclusion and consideration of the IEEE Foundation in this plan would greatly benefit the engineering community and future generations. Every future bequest that we can count on means that we are able to continue to enable IEEE programs that bring the promise of technology and the knowledge to use it to individuals and communities around the world.

It is easy to do – here’s our suggested language for a bequest:

"I give the sum of $______ [or all (or stated percentage) of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate] to the IEEE Foundation, Incorporated, a corporation organized under the laws of the State of New York, with business address of 445 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08854-4141, USA."

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 plans. As always, be sure to consult your legal and financial advisors to ensure that a vehicle is consistent with your philanthropic and planning objectives.

If you have a plan in place that includes the IEEE Foundation, we invite you to share that news with us and join the IEEE Goldsmith Legacy League, our legacy giving group. Members of the League are Forever Generous.

Please contact us with any questions you may have about your estate and IEEE.
Phone: +1 732.562.5446 e-mail: donate@ieee.org.

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