legacy

 

You see that the world is facing serious challenges, such as sustainability, the energy transition and, now that we are getting older, our health in the future. These are big questions to which existing answers often fall short. If you feel involved in these themes, you can contribute to the solutions in a special way.

For generations, by generations

Science is uniquely capable of finding these solutions. In groundbreaking projects, passionate students and researchers work on new ways to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow. The fundamental research they do is extremely valuable, but also expensive. With your legacy you give the generations after us a chance for a cleaner, healthy and brighter future.

MORE INFORMATION

Would you rather read more about leaving a legacy to the Eindhoven University Fund (UFe) in peace and quiet? Request the brochure here and read all about the different options for including the UFe in your will. We also explain the application and impact of your contribution.

PERSONAL WISHES

We are happy to help you fulfill your personal wishes. Would you like a personal conversation about your ambitions and how we can align them with ours? Ton Backx or Edith Snelders from the Alumin Relations Office will be happy to assist you.

ANBI-status

Whatever you donate to us will entirely benefit the researchers and students of Eindhoven University. UFe has ANBI status (Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling), which means that donations are in most cases exempt from tax on donations and inheritances. This means that your contribution to the UFe fully benefits the cause.

 

Stories of generations

A suprising legacy

Sometimes we do get surprised. That was the case with this particular legacy. It started with a phone call from Peter Tax, a lawyer in everyday life. But now he called as a board member of a foundation and told us that we were going to receive a wonderful amount of money every year. And this is from the Fred and Thea Philips Foundation.

"A personal choice that feels good."

I studied Applied Physics at TU/e. I graduated in 1969 and that was the starting point of a wonderful career at Shell. Until I retired, I worked in the laboratory on projects that were an extension of my studies. My life was in the service of science. Now I am 79 years old and when I look back on my life, I can only say that my studies at TU/e have brought me a lot. That is why my wife and I are leaving part of our legacy to the Energy Tech Fund. It feels good that we have made this well-considered, personal choice. In this way we give promising talents an opportunity to work on projects that are important for the future of the world we will soon leave behind.' (TU/e alumnus who wishes to remain anonymous.)

“We can beat prostate cancer with a good, quick diagnosis.”

Dr. Simona Turco is conducting research into a better diagnosis of prostate cancer with the help of Artificial Intelligence (A.I.). The University Fund allows her to focus on her work. They can use the money for research without spending valuable time acquiring it.

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