A bequest to the Amsterdam University Fund is an investment in the future of science and scholarship at the University of Amsterdam, one that will enable new generations of students and researchers to learn and contribute to the world of tomorrow.
If you do not leave a will upon your death, your estate will be distributed among your heirs as dictated by law or, should you leave no heirs, devolve instead to the state. If you wish to determine who will legally be entitled what part of your estate, it is advisable to have a lawyer draw up a will on your behalf. Among the beneficiaries you can name in a will are also charities. Similar to living donations, bequests to charities can also offer certain tax advantages.
If you are considering including the Amsterdam University Fund in your will, we would be happy to meet with you to discuss options for putting your donation to the best possible use. The University Fund has extensive experience with bequests and can answer any questions you may have. Bequests can take the form of a legacy or a testamentary disposition. A legacy means that you leave a specific amount or an item of property such as a painting, book collection, share portfolio or building. Alternatively, if you wish to bequeath a percentage of your inheritance to the Amsterdam University Fund, you can opt for a testamentary disposition.
If you have any questions relating to wills, testamentary dispositions, legacies or gift tax, you can find detailed information on this website (in Dutch). If you would like to talk to someone about options for donating to a fund for students, research or heritage preservation, please contact our office; we would be happy to discuss all the options and consider which best suits you.