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A legacy that creates knowledge

By making a bequest to us – whether in the form of a residuary inheritance or a lump sum donation – you can create lasting values and promote scientific discovery beyond your own lifetime.

The Max Planck Society is top-level science organization with an outstanding reputation, and it is renowned for its stability, dependability and excellence. We will use your legacy in a trustworthy and worthwhile way. You will enable the search for answers to scientific questions yet to be asked.

Just imagine a foundation named after you supporting cell biology and genetics, developmental and behavioural biology to get to next-level findings.

Imagine with your fund you could be supporting future Nobel laureates in their cancer, brain and dementia research.

Just imagine your legacy enables up-and-coming young scientists to achieve their goals even faster in their field of materials or health.

Or consider including us in your will, allowing us to explore nowadays challenges of human development, or history of art and law.

Making a will is a personal matter, but making it during a life-time is a way of shaping something during your life-time, too. We are accredited as a non-profit organisation. Thereby, German succession taxes are not applied and your bequest may be used to 100 percent to support our scientists. Join us on this journey in frontier research and help us shape the future!

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