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Legacies and bequests

Thinking about what is to happen to your possessions and capital after your death may not always be a cheerful activity, but it is a sensible thing to do. By including a charity as a beneficiary in your will, you will be able to donate (a part of) your estate tax-free, so that, also after your death, you can contribute to a better world or ensure that work on one of your ideals continues. This is why growing numbers of people are opting to include the Limburg University Fund/SWOL in their wills.

A bequest to a charity is only possible through a will drawn up by a civil-law notary. A handwritten disposition is not sufficient. There are two ways to leave a bequest:

Appointment of a beneficiary
You can name the Limburg University Fund/SWOL as your beneficiary/co-beneficiary in your will, in what is referred to as an appointment of a beneficiary. The Limburg University Fund/SWOL will receive a percentage of your estate. You determine what that percentage will be.

If you do not want to make Limburg University Fund/SWOL your beneficiary, but you would nevertheless like to include it in your will, you can create a legacy. With a legacy, you determine the monetary amount that you wish to leave to the Limburg University Fund/SWOL.

Do you need more information?

Deciding on something important as your legacy is not to be taken lightly. If you consider research and science at Maastricht University as (one of) your beneficiary(ies), please contact our Director Bouwien Janssen-Kuijpers at or 043-3882765. She will gladly tell you everything you need to know.