Legacies and bequests

Let ETH Zurich pass on what is dear to you

Many people wish to commit themselves beyond their lifetime to the values and concerns they care deeply about. With a legacy or a bequest to the ETH Zurich Foundation you can help launch unique research projects, sponsor exceptional students or effectively promote pioneering spirit. In a last will, you can determine during your lifetime what is important to you for the future.

Life Stories

Every legacy or bequest to the ETH Zurich Foundation is linked to a personal story in which deep attachment to the alma mater or a heartfelt cause is the central theme.

Gemaltes Portrait von Dorothee WegmannDorothée Wegmann
Chemist and dedicated proofreader

Dorothée Wegmann – an ETH alumna and long serving employee – supported ETH Zurich’s Excellence Scholarship & Opportunity Programme during her lifetime.
Underlining her profound attachment to her alma mater, she also named the ETH Zurich Foundation as the sole heir in her will. She is fondly remembered by her former colleagues as an extremely meticulous proofreader of doctoral theses.

Read Dorothée Wegmann’s story here.


We are happy to contact you
We would be delighted to explain to you the ways of including ETH Zurich Foundation in your estate plan. Please let us know how to contact you using the form below; or get in touch with us directly by e-mail at legat@ethz-foundation.ch or by telephoning Amina Chaudri on +41 44 633 84 72.



Legal information
Donations to the ETH Zurich Foundation are tax-exempt. We recommend that you also seek advice from a legal expert who can assist with all your legal needs.