Alfred B. Friedman, an IEEE member for almost 70 years, continued his loyalty to the organization after his death by bequeathing US $50 000 to the IEEE Foundation in his will. He died on 23 August 2008 at the age of 89, and his estate was only recently settled. Friedman and his generosity have been commemorated by being added to the IEEE Goldsmith Legacy League. Named after Alfred N. and Gertrude Goldsmith, the league is made up of an elite group of donors who have arranged in their wills to leave gifts to IEEE or the IEEE Foundation.
Friedman, who lived in Pittsburgh, joined IEEE in 1941 and became a life member in 1984. He belonged to the IEEE Industry Applications Society. Over the years, he generously supported the IEEE Foundation with charitable donations as part of his annual dues renewal. From 1996 to 2004, for example, he donated $1200.
If you have named IEEE or the IEEE Foundation as a beneficiary in your will or trust or life insurance policy, or arranged for the IEEE Foundation to be the beneficiary of your retirement plan or trust, contact IEEE. Once you do so, you also will become a member of the IEEE Goldsmith Legacy League. For more information or for questions about your donation plans, contact Karen Galuchie in the IEEE Development Office.