MAKING A LEGACY / LEGACIES ©

In a bequest, you leave all or part of your estate to the MSF Foundation after your death. When you take out life insurance, you can nominate a beneficiary association to receive all or part of your death benefit to support the charitable actions you feel strongly about.

Life insurance

Life insurance is a way to put accessible savings aside for the future. Once you have looked after those close you, you can nominate a foundation that will receive all or part of your death benefit to support the charitable actions you feel strongly about.

How do I nominate the MSF Foundation as one of my beneficiaries?

All you need to do is to insert the name and address of the MSF Foundation in the clause designated for this purpose. Should you need to modify the clause, send a registered letter by post to your insurance company.

Will the MSF Foundation be liable for tax on the funds it receives?

The MSF Foundation is a public utility foundation created in 1989 and as such is entirely exempt from inheritance tax. 100% of the assets received go directly to the Foundation’s work.

Donate in your will: make a bequest to the MSF Foundation

In a bequest, you leave all or part of your estate to the MSF Foundation after your death. To officialise your wishes, you must make a will that is registered by a notary.

Ingrid Aubry

Testator relations officer

+33 (0)1 40 21 57 00
relations.testateurs@fondationmsf.fr

MSF

What can I leave in my will?

It is vital to analyse your situation when planning bequests in your will.

If you have children and/or a partner, they are your compulsory heirs and they are protected by law.

Once you have fulfilled your obligations to them, you are free to dispose of the remaining assets as you wish.    

How can I leave a bequest?
There are three main types of bequest:

 

1. The residuary bequest
You can leave all your assets to the MSF Foundation while still protecting the interests of your compulsory heirs.

 

2. The pecuniary bequest
You can leave a share of your estate (for example 30%, 50% etc.) or you can leave a specific type of asset (all your movable assets for example, or all your non-movable assets).

 

3. The specific bequest
In a specific bequest, you leave a clearly and specifically-designated asset as a donation (an apartment, a sum of money, a piece of jewellery etc.)

The MSF Foundation is a public utility foundation created in 1989 and as such is entirely exempt from inheritance tax. 100% of the assets received go directly to the Foundation’s work.

The MSF Foundation’s promise

All the time you need / Disponibility and open minded
Come and talk to us about your project. We can give you as much or as little support as you need to plan the way you want things to be. You decide on the nature of our involvement.

Confidentiality
All our conversations remain strictly confidential and the issues we discuss in no way commit you to donating to the Foundation.

Complete respect of your wishes
We strongly believe in giving you all the information you need, and the reassurance that you wishes will be respected. Consequently, we take the time to look in detail at any requests we receive, to ensure that the MSF Foundation is able to fully meet donors’ expectations.