Why one donor is leaving a gift to Operation Eyesight in her will

Dr. Ben Gullison and his wife Evelyn stand together in front of a portrait of Queen Elizabeth.
Dr. Ben & Evelyn Gullison's work at a mission hospital in Andhra Pradesh inspired Art Jenkyns to found Operation Eyesight in 1963, and also inspired long-time donor Dr. Reddy to leave a legacy of giving through her Will.
Written by Alena Schock, Donor Relations Officer Donate Today

Having supported Operation Eyesight for decades, leaving a gift in her will was a choice that made sense for Dr. Reddy.

She first learned about Operation Eyesight when she met Dr. Ben and Evelyn Gullison in 1985 after their return from a medical mission in Andhra Pradesh, Dr. Reddy’s home state in India.

“I was impressed by the work they initiated in Andhra Pradesh. I decided to raise funds by organizing annual luncheons at Mahalakshmi Temple in Vancouver,” Dr. Reddy says.

Dr. Reddy’s support for Operation Eyesight has extended nearly 40 years and will endure through the gift in her will.

“In honour of Dr. Ben and Evelyn Gullison, and what they did for my country and home state, I decided to make Operation Eyesight the beneficiary of my life insurance.”

There are many ways to leave a legacy that will provide lasting access to safe, affordable and quality eye health care.

Do you also have dreams for your future legacy? Connect with Alena Schock at +1 587-355-1003 to start the conversation.

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