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 Wageningen University & Research means leaving a legacy for the future, to create a better world for the generations to come.
Improving the quality of life is always central in 'Wageningen'. Wageningen University & Research is committed to a healthy and sustainable living environment and food production through knowledge sharing and research. Because we also want to have a liveable planet in the future. Your support in this is indispensable.
The University Fund Wageningen is the charity of Wageningen University & Research. Through this fund you can contribute to creative and innovative science for a sustainable future, to scholarships or to university heritage. The university fund 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
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 within the University Fund.
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 fund.
Are you considering including University Fund Wageningen in your will? We are happy to discuss the options with you. For more information about making a bequest to the University Fund Wageningen, please contact Arianne van Ballegooij, fundraiser at the University Fund Wageningen.