Bequests, donations and life insurance

With Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque, you can make a bequest, a donation or designate the Association as the beneficiary of your life insurance.

84 children

Thanks to the bequests and donations made in 2022, 84 children with heart disease will be able to undergo surgery. Thank you to our generous donors!

Dear friends,

We all wonder about the trace we will leave.

Today you might be thinking about a nice gesture of love you could do by saving of children seriously ill of the heart. They need you more than ever. For them, your help is essential.


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A bequest allows you to pass on some or all of your property after your death.

A bequest is made by writing an authentic will, drawn up by a notary or by drawing up a will holograph written entirely by hand on loose paper.

To learn more about the Legacy, contact Maud Boy by clicking here



Your savings allow you to build up a capital for the beneficiary or beneficiaries of your choice which will be exempt from inheritance tax.

To make the Association benefit from your life insurance, you just have to register Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque as a beneficiary on your contract. You can do this at any time with your bank or insurance company.



You can choose to transfer during your lifetime by means of a notarial deed, a financial donation, a movable or immovable property to Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque.

You benefit from an income tax reduction of up to 75% of the value of your donation.

To learn more about the donation, contact Maud Boy by clicking here

Frequently asked questions about bequests, life insurance and donations

No, it's simple, but there are certain frameworks that must be respected. A bequest is made by drawing up a will.

Its registration with a notary is recommended because it guarantees and authenticates the process. The will can be modified or cancelled at any time and takes effect only after the death of the donor.

If you have no direct descendant heirs (children, grandchildren) or spouse, you can bequeath all your assets as you wish.

If you have direct descendant heirs and/or a spouse, these are "heirs reserving" according to French law and are entitled to the "reserve". You are then free to dispose of the balance of your property, called the "available portion", to make a bequest.

Yes, you can change or cancel your will at any time because it takes effect only on your estate, even if it is deposited with your notary. To change your will, you must draw up a "codicil" and to cancel it, you must draw up a new will.

You can benefit one or more persons, associations or foundations.

Any property you own can be the subject of a donation (money, house, furniture, rights, securities, jewellery, art objects, etc.).

You benefit from an income tax reduction thanks to your donation: 75% of its value can be deducted from your income tax for the year. Above €1,000 of donation, the deduction is 66% up to a limit of 20% of your taxable income. If the amount of your donation exceeds this limit, the excess is carried forward over the next 5 years and entitles you to a tax reduction under the same conditions, except in special cases.

All you have to do is register as a beneficiary on your Life Insurance policy at "Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque 33 rue Saint Augustin 75002 Paris". You can do this at any time by contacting the insurer or banker with whom your policy is taken out.

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Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque is an association under the law of 1901 recognized as being in the general interest and is fiscally and legally entitled to receive legacies, donations, and life insurance exempt from inheritance tax.

Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque
33, rue Saint Augustin
75002 Paris

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