News Category: Goldsmith

Great Wealth Transfer

Embracing Change and Leaving a Legacy: The Great Wealth Transfer

You have no doubt heard the axiom about life’s certainties, with birth, death and taxes on the short list. The greatest wealth transfer in history is now underway and where…

Inspired By The Goldsmiths

Inspired by the Goldsmiths: Leaving A Legacy

While every donor to the IEEE Goldsmith Legacy League is unique, one word and one common thread ties them together. Legacy. But what, exactly, does that mean to each of…

Karen Galuchie

Ask the Expert: Karen Galuchie, Executive Director, IEEE Foundation

Welcome to “Ask the Planned Giving Expert,” a series where we bring clarity to planned giving with straightforward insights from experienced professionals. Our series is dedicated to providing easy-to-understand, practical…

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The 2023 Giving Guide: Impact and Philanthropy

Have you ever pondered how IEEE makes such a large impact? The main reasons are the generosity of individuals, IEEE Members and Friends and their donations to the IEEE Foundation.…

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Unlock Your IEEE Legacy with the Foundation’s Goldsmith Legacy League

To “Unlock Your Legacy” means to discover, create, and leave behind a meaningful and lasting impact on the world; one that reflects your values, beliefs and contributions. It is about…

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Reflecting on 50 Years of Planned Giving Impact: A History of Being Forever Generous

Since its founding, the IEEE Foundation has been the proud beneficiary of many planned and estate gifts, which have played a central role in our ability to unleash exciting, thoughtful,…

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Estate Planning Even Includes Your Pets

Dear Pet Parents,  All the pets I know have a special relationship with their human(s), like I am fortunate to have with John and Jo-Ann McDonald. We are best friends.…

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New Endowment Fund is a Gift that Will Keep on Giving

Though individuals eventually pass away, their actions can have a far-reaching impact on others around the world long after they’re gone. Such is the case for Dorothy Percival, widow of…

Capitol

SECURE 2.0: Updates That May Impact You!

On 29 December 2022, President Biden signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 (HR 2617) into law, which included provisions affecting retirement savings plans intended to build upon the 2019 SECURE Act. This legislation builds on the original Secure Act and years of discussion aimed at strengthening the retirement system and an expansion of the rules for qualified charitable donations (QCDs). While the Secure 2.0 Act contains dozens of provisions, the highlights are different depending on where you are in your life cycle.

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Jon C. Taenzer Memorial Fund: Supporting Positive Initiatives Worldwide

Generosity can often have positive and far-reaching effects — and this has never been more clearly demonstrated than by the indelible impact the legacy of Jon C. Taenzer, through the…