Legacies and bequests

Continuing to make a difference with your last will

The transience of one’s own existence is a difficult thing to comprehend. This is perhaps why many people neglect to write a will. However, a will offers an opportunity to make a final, lasting gesture of appreciation or thanks. It gives you the chance to highlight people and values that are particularly close to your heart.

Giving children the gift of a future

It is common to include people who are close to you in your will. However, supporting a trusted organisation that campaigns for a cause you particularly believe in can also form a valuable part of your will. 

Do you want to make your commitment to children and education count even after your death? If so, you can include the Pestalozzi Children’s Foundation in your will. This will enable you to give children the gift of a future through education and promote peaceful dialogue between cultures.

Legacies

A legacy is an opportunity to make the Pestalozzi Children’s Foundation a joint beneficiary alongside your other heirs. If you have no legally protected heirs, you may dispose of your entire estate as you see fit and name the Foundation as the sole beneficiary. 

Bequests

You can also use a bequest to leave the Pestalozzi Children’s Foundation a fixed amount, a share of your estate or certain tangible assets, such as real estate, securities, works of art or other valuables.

Independent advice

If you would like in-depth information about legacies and bequests, we recommend obtaining advice from an independent professional. If you have a complex financial or family situation, we highly recommend consulting an expert in order to prepare the will. The websites of the Swiss Bar Association and the Swiss Notary Association may help you in your search.

MyHappyEnd

The Pestalozzi Children’s Foundation is a member of the MyHappyEnd association, which encourages people living in Switzerland to donate part of their estate to charitable organisations. The association offers guidance for anyone who wishes to include charitable organisations in their estate. The MyHappyEnd website provides a Will checker for calculating legally protected shares and divisible portions.

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News

22.05.17

Annual Report 2016

In 2016, our programmes touched the lives of 170 000 children, adolescents and adults worldwide.

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22.02.17

Distinction for cultural acceptance in the classroom

Hassayarat Panchaichok was recently distinguished for her project on cultural diversity in schools, a topic that the Thai teacher had worked on at the Children’s Village. Find out more
12.12.16

Intercultural teaching methods

Vladimir Gjorgjevski attended the emPower further education course in 2015. What did he achieve with what he learned when he returned to Macedonia? The Foundation asked him – and was amazed by the answer. Find out more

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Certifications

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Zewo

The Zewo quality seal guarantees transparent information, accounting and the effective use of your donation for the designated purpose.

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NPO label

The NPO label guarantees the quality of our work. The Pestalozzi Children’s Foundation has been a proud holder of the NPO label for management excellence since 2009.

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eduQua

We are proud to have been awarded an eduQua certificate, which is awarded for the content, methodology and quality of our education projects in Switzerland.

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