The Life Member Committee budget is designed to support a multitude of diverse projects, programs, and initiatives that are important to the Life Member community. Funding for Life member initiatives comes from dues (Life members donate what would be member dues to the Life Member fund), gifts and donations, and investment income.  Since the Life members are financially supported through the IEEE Foundation, all donations should be made directly to the IEEE Foundation by selecting the Life Members account dropdown option.

All Life Members Committee and Life Members Affinity Group funding go towards:

  • Engaging Life members and creating relationships with other members with fewer years of volunteer service
  • Creating value bridges between the IEEE, other entities, and organizations
  • Supporting Life member global, regional, and local interests, programs, and initiatives
  • Helping our members actively promote volunteerism at all levels within IEEE and for the general public

Major Initiatives and Programs

Education & Community Events

Support of university student events, STEM and education programs, community service, and humanitarian initiatives.

Diversity & Engagement Events

Support of diversity, inclusion, and engagement of Life members, Young Professionals, Women in Engineering, and university students.

Preserving History & Supporting Awards

Capturing Life member historical information, perspectives on technological advancements and the impact that has been made on humanity; support of awards and recognition programs.

General Support

Communications, conferences, and support of Life Member Affinity Groups

Special Life Member Committee initiatives

Special projects