Donors who leave gifts in their will to Initiatives of Change have enabled people from all over the world to attend the Caux Forum. Young leaders in particular have been able to participate in various peace training programmes. The legacy of our donors lives on through the work of these young leaders and their initiatives of change in their community, contributing to a better world.
Barbara Hintermann, Secretary General of IofC Switzerland
On average these last few years, legacies have amounted to over a quarter of all donations.
Véronique Chereau, Head of Philanthropy
Writing your will
Your will allows you to say exactly what you want to give to your family, friends and to the causes you care about. It is easy to do and often costs little or nothing. Remember that you can amend your will at any time.
How to make a will depends on where you live. In Switzerland, there are two types of wills: written by hand (holographic) or drawn up before a notary (notarial) which guarantees your will complies with the law.
We always advise you to consult a professional adviser (legal or financial) to ensure your will reflects your wishes and respects the law of your country especially regarding family members’ entitlements.
How to include Initiatives of Change Switzerland in your will
Make sure to include our exact name and address:
CAUX - Initiatives of Change Foundation
Rue de Varembé, 1
1202 Geneva, Switzerland
You can then specify what kind of gift you wish to leave, for example:
- a percentage of your estate (e.g. 1%, 10% or up to 100%)
- a sum of money
- shares or other investments
You can also decide to first make provisions for your family and friends and then leave a part or the balance of your estate to Initiatives of Change Switzerland. Finally, you may also consider making Initiatives of Change Switzerland a beneficiary of your life insurance.
For more information or if you wish to discuss leaving a gift in your will, please contact:
Donor Relations Manager
Tel: +41 22 733 0920