We sat down with our Legacy Giving program manager, Susan, to answer some of our donors’ most popular questions about leaving a gift to Operation Eyesight in their will.
What’s the most important thing to know about leaving a legacy gift?
Susan: That you don’t have to be rich to leave a legacy gift. Some donors think you need to have gold bricks sitting in your garage to leave a gift in your will, but that’s not the case at all!
How can someone leave a gift in their will?
Susan: This is where having a will is important. Having a will makes it easy to designate how much you want to leave to the charitable organization of your choice. There are two ways to leave a legacy gift: You can designate a specific amount if you know how much you’ll have once your assets have all been allocated. Or, if you’re not sure how much money will be left over, you can simply leave a percentage of the residue as a gift.
How can I learn more?
Susan: Just get in touch! I’m always happy to chat.
Designating a gift to Operation Eyesight in your will is your opportunity to give the gift of sight and leave a lasting legacy of hope for everyone impacted by blindness. For more information, contact Susan at
403-670-2635 or toll-free at 1-800-585-8265, or email her at DeikeS@operationeyesight.com.