Supporting the Profession; Leaving a Legacy

Supporting the Profession; Leaving a Legacy

Former Director of the IEEE Foundation Board, Dr. John Impagliazzo is a true leader in the field of philanthropy. He willingly gives his time, talent and treasure to advance IEEE Foundation’s philanthropic objectives and enhance its strategy for the future. The key motivator in establishing the IEEE Heritage Circle, IEEE’s cumulative giving donor recognition group, John is an Honored Philanthropist of the Circle recognized at the Alexander Graham Bell level. He is also Forever Generous as a member of the IEEE Goldsmith Legacy League, IEEE’s legacy giving recognition group. 

John believes it is important to support the IEEE Foundation during life and after. ”You can’t take it with you, so why not do good and support IEEE and the IEEE Foundation,” he said. “The Foundation does good work and it has the potential of making new pathways to benefit humanity and the future of the engineering profession.” 

An IEEE member since 1961, John feels that IEEE is a respected organization with worldwide appeal. “IEEE contributes to humanity and to the engineering profession,” he said. “I have really enjoyed working with IEEE past presidents who have had a genuine desire to do the right thing for the greater cause.”

John encourages everyone in the IEEE family to work together for the common good, noting that, “Leaving a legacy through the vehicle of the IEEE Goldsmith Legacy League allows you to continue the legacy and advance this common cause.”

John is Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at Hofstra University, New York State, USA where he has served as department chair and the director of its graduate programs. John serves as a consultant for various countries regarding curriculum, assessment, accreditation and related activities. He is the editor-in-chief of ACM Inroads, a publication of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and a member of the ACM Education Board.

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