Leaving a legacy to the Belmonte Arboretum
More and more people are including one or more charities in their wills. It is a special and beautiful way to remain meaningful, even if you are no longer here yourself. Leaving a legacy to the Fund Belmonte Arboretum contributes to the future of the most beautiful place in Wageningen, so that future generations can also enjoy this botanical garden.
To preserve the richness of the Belmonte Arboretum the Foundation Belmonte Arboretum was established in 2012. This foundation has taken on the responsibility for the scientific conservation and management of the garden. This has safeguarded the quality of Belmonte as a botanical garden. Employees and volunteers of the foundation do this with a lot of passion and succeed in improving the garden for now and future generations. We would like to keep on preserving this place with you and other involved alumni and visitors. With your legacy, you give the Belmonte Arboretum a future! If you leave a legacy to the Anne van den Ban Fund, this is arranged through the University Fund Wageningen (UFW). UFW is a public benefit institution (Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling or ANBI). This means that we do not owe any inheritance tax.
Including UFW in your will
Family, friends and charitable organisations
Without a will, only your heirs inherit your estate as laid down in law in your country. If you want to decide for yourself about the division of your estate and wish to include a friend or a charity, for example, you can determine this in your will. A lawyer can help you draw up your will on your behalf. In your will you can indicate what should be done with your possessions after your death. In it you determine who your heirs are; you can appoint one or more persons as (joint) heirs, but also a charitable organisation such as the University Fund Wageningen or a named fund, such as the Anne van den Ban Fund.
In order for your legacy to benefit the Fund Belmonte Arboretum, you instruct the UFW to do so in your will. Your notary can help you with the wording.
Inheritance or bequest
If you appoint the University Fund Wageningen as co-heir, in addition to, for example, family members, friends and other organisations, the fund will be entitled to part of your estate. That is called a testamentary disposition.
With a bequest you can leave a certain amount of money, a house, a piece of land or a valuable painting from your inheritance to the universty fund, which will ensure that this bequest benefits the Fund Belmonte Arboretum.
Foundation versus Fund Belmonte Arboretum
The University Fund Wageningen supports the Foundation Belmonte Arboretum with fundraising activities and donor administration. That is why all donations to the Belmonte Arboretum are processed via the Fund Belmonte Arboretum, a named fund within UFW.
Are you considering including the Fund Belmonte Arboretum in your will? We are happy to discuss the options with you. For more information about making a bequest to the Anne van den Ban Fund, please contact Arianne van Ballegooij, fundraiser at the University Fund Wageningen.