MAKING A LEGACY / LEGACIES ©

A bequest consists in leaving all or part of your estate to the MSF Foundation after your death. Life insurance allows you to designate an association as the beneficiary of all or a portion of your life insurance policy to support solidarity actions dear to your heart.

Life insurance

Life insurance is a means of accumulating available savings to prepare for the future. Once you have taken care of your loved ones, you can designate a foundation as a beneficiary of all or part of your life insurance policy to support solidarity actions dear to your heart.

How can you designate the MSF Foundation as one of your beneficiaries?
Simply indicate the name and the address of the MSF Foundation in the clause of the contract provided for this purpose. To modify the clause, you must inform your insurer by registered letter with acknowledgement of receipt.

Will the MSF Foundation have taxes to pay on the sums left to it?
Recognised as being in the public interest since 1989, the MSF Foundation benefits from total exemption from death duties. It receives the whole amount of the estate which is passed on to it.

 

Making a bequest: to make the MSF Foundation your heir

Sandrine Silvestre

Testator relations officer

+33 1 40 21 29 09q
relations.testateurs@fondationmsf.fr

MSF

What can you bequeath?

To prepare for your inheritance, it is essential to take your family situation into account.

If you have children and/or a spouse, they are your compulsory heirs. As such they are protected by the Law. You are then free to assign the disposable portion, i.e. the remainder of your estate. If you have no children or spouse, you are free to assign the whole of your estate as you wish.

    How to bequeath?

To ensure that your wishes are respected, we recommend that you draw up a will and file it with your notary.

There are three main types of bequest.

1. Universal bequest
It is possible for the MSF Foundation to inherit all of your assets while protecting the interests of your compulsory heirs.
 

2. Bequest by universal title
This allows you to bequeath a portion of your estate (e.g. 30%, 50%, etc.), or a category of assets: all your personal property or all your real estate.
 

3. Specific bequest
In this case, you bequeath a precise and clearly designated asset of any nature (an apartment, a sum of money, an item of jewellery, etc.)

Recognised as being in the public interest since 1989, the MSF Foundation benefits from total exemption from death duties. This means that it will receive the whole amount of the estate which is bequeathed to it.

 

The MSF Foundation’s commitments

Attentiveness and availability
We are at your disposal to discuss your project with you, and can assist you in your reflection. You choose the form that this assistance takes yourself.

Confidentiality
Our discussions will be strictly confidential and the content of our exchanges in no way constitutes a commitment on your part.

Respecting your wishes
We wish to provide you with information and reassure you that your wishes will be respected. That is why we take the time to study any request on your part to make sure that the MSF Foundation is able to meet your requirement exactly.