Legacy association, donations and life insurance

Since 1980, Doctors of the World has worked tirelessly to treat the most vulnerable in more than 70 countries around the world. You want to participate in our actions: Donate part of your property or your legacy by bequest to an association or make Doctors of the World the beneficiary of your life insurance policyis to extend your commitment to a cause that is dear to you.

Associative legacy and association donation: them commitments of our crew

Our specialized team is at your disposal and accompanies you throughout your reflection and your steps according to your personal, family and patrimonial situation. We will offer you the form of support adapted to your situation and your expectations..

Do not hesitate to contact us to share your story, your convictions, your commitments and your aspirations, as well as your questions concerning your succession.

We will be attentive to your wishes and we will pay particular attention to respecting the confidentiality of our exchanges, a guarantee of the trust you will place in us.

The Doctors of the World association is recognized as useful public since 1980. As such, the association is exempt from all inheritance tax and mutation on legacies, donations and life insurance. The entirety of your bequest directly finances our missions in France and abroad.

In addition, we act in complete transparency. We are certified by the label Gift in Confidence and our accounts are certified each year by an auditor.

Our engagements

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    Our team is 100% at your service.

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    We are at your side in complete confidentiality.

  • Respect

    We scrupulously observe your wishes.

Our team of experts

We are pleased to present to you our bequests, donations, life insurance service, now made up of four experts in order to always better support you in your project and to guarantee you scrupulous respect for your wishes.

Our team is made up of a person in charge of testator relations, two notary graduates and a manager of donations. We will be available to answer all your questions.

Legacy, donation and life insurance: what differences ?

The associative legacy takes effect only after your death. You remain the owner of all your assets during your lifetime, and the transmission only takes place on the assets remaining at the time of the succession. Find out more about the associative legacy

The donation is made during the lifetime of the donor who immediately relinquishes the property. Learn more about the donation

life insurance is a savings product that you can use as you see fit (withdrawal for your benefit) until your death, and that you pass on to the beneficiary of your choice. Legally and fiscally it is qualified as “outside the estate”. Learn more about life insurance

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Associative legacy and association donation: we let’s answer at your Questions

Am I obliged to consult a notary for TO DO a legacy at Doctors from World ?

No for bequeath to an association, all or part of your inheritance for example, you are not forced to use the services of a notary. You can draw up your will yourself and give it to a trusted person and a copy to the beneficiary association, which will keep it. However, we strongly suggest that you seek the advice of a notary and have your will registered by him in the central file of dispositions of last wills, so that it can be easily found.

How do you manage the sale of the goods real estate who are bequeathed to you?

The goal is to always find the best price for the goods we have for sale. M├ędecins du Monde systematically has buildings appraised by professionals and uses several real estate agencies and the negotiation service of the notary. In the majority of cases, someone from the Liberalities department comes to check the estimate made by the professionals. If the offers seem undervalued to us, we prefer to delay the sale.

I wish you bequeath of the works of one big value. Will you sell them?

When an estate is composed of works of art or works of value, we make sure that these works are estimated at their fair value by calling on specialists (Auctioneers in general). The objective is always to get the best price so that we can finance our actions. The goods are then sold at public auction.

I wish TO DO benefit of my actions and obligations at Doctors from World for a given period, how to do?

You can make a temporary donation of usufruct to M├ędecins du Monde, which will receive the dividends or interest for a minimum of 3 years. During this period, the income thus abandoned no longer enters into your taxable income and therefore no longer generates income tax.

I would like you give my home but I still live in it, do you have a solution?

Nothing prevents you from anticipating your will. You can donate your home to Doctors of the World during your lifetime, by reserving for you the usufruct or a simple right of use and habitation, that is to say, in particular, the right to live there.

I wish contract a life insurance to profit of Doctors from Worldhowever I wish to remain free to modify the beneficiary or use the capital, is this possible?

When signing a life insurance contract, you remain free of any subsequent modification. You can change the beneficiary and/or dispose of the capital at any time by informing the insurer. You therefore remain completely free until your death.

When I die, how will you be informed of the existence of the contract life insurance that I have contracted in favor of Doctors from World ?

We are aware of the existence of a life insurance in favor of our association by mail from the insurance company or the bank after the subscriber’s death. To avoid any delay in the communication of the insurer or the banker, you can, if you wish, inform us of its existence by giving us the name of the company as well as the contract number.

How are bequest proceeds allocated? Can I affect my legacy at a assignment Where a country particular ?

Unless otherwise specified by you, the sums received from your bequest are assigned to general resources of Doctors of the World. Our principle is to pool the funds received across all missions. This principle makes it possible to intervene solely according to the real needs on the ground and not according to financial considerations or the strong media coverage of emergency situations, for example.

Therefore, if the bequeathed values exceed the commitments made, they will be reallocated according to the other programs.

The sums received from your bequest can thus be used to finance projects in France or abroad, depending on the needs of the field at the time of settlement of your estate.

We advise not to have any particular assignment, as it may not correspond to a priority need at the time of your succession. However, you can favor a theme, a region, a continent or a country; in which case, your bequest will go to the cause that is most important to you.

Doctors of the World acts in France and in more than 30 countries, thanks to the support of its donors.

I no longer have anyone around me and I would like Doctors of the World to watch over respect of my wishes re my funeraland make my tomb bloom as universal legatee, is that possible?

Doctors of the World can undertake to ensure that your wishes regarding your funeral are scrupulously respected and the flowering of your final resting place. For this it is important that all the details are studied with the person in charge of the relationship testators. Do not hesitate to contact us to let us know your wishes..

I wish bequeath my inheritance at different associations Where foundationswhat can I do ?

It is entirely possible to bequeath to various associations or foundations.

The first reflex is to check that the chosen structure has the capacity to receive a bequest and under what tax regime it is subject. Doctors of the World asrecognized association of advertising utility is exempt from inheritance tax; this is not the case for all associations or foundations.

If you don’t have an heir, don’t forget to appoint a universal legatee.

We advise you to avoid naming too many associations or foundations, because the number of them will make the settlement of the estate very cumbersome and could take a long time.

You can, for example, appoint several universal legatee associations or a universal legatee with responsibility for issuing specific legacies for the benefit of other associations.

contact us

  • Tester Relations Department

    We are at your disposal to answer your questions, inform you and support you as best as possible in your project, in complete confidentiality and without commitment on your part.

    01 44 92 13 07

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