Establishing a legacy

Photowalk 2015 - Robert Hradil
legacy (Image: CERN)


Philanthropy is larger than one’s life, and sometimes it spans generations.

You may have reached a point in your life at which you are thinking about the legacy you want to establish for the future. Consider including the CERN & Society Foundation in your will, and choose to be by the side of the students of tomorrow.


You do not need a great heritage to leave a great legacy. Even a small contribution is important.


Making a holograph or public will can be very easy.

You can bequeath a sum of money, precious belongings (like a work of art or precious jewel), real estate or other assets to the CERN & Society Foundation. We encourage you to seek professional advice to ensure that your will reflects your wishes, and the inheritance laws in your country. 


CERN & Society Endowment Fund

A permanent legacy to strengthen the future of talents for generations to come


When you participate in the CERN & Society Endowment Fund, you are contributing in your name, or in the name of someone you wish to honour or remember, to a permanent fund. The fund is invested in a professionally managed diversified portfolio. Each year, a portion of the earnings is distributed to support important Education & Outreach initiatives, or a specific cause.
The permanent legacy you create will provide a vital source of support to help meet the current and future needs of identified projects or initiatives that are of particular interest to you.