How To How To Leave a Gift in Your Will

Through careful planning and by talking with your family and financial advisor, it’s often possible to provide a gift much larger than you ever thought possible.

To learn more about the giving options below, please contact Susan Deike directly at 403-670-2635 or toll-free at 1-800-585-8265, or send her an email inquiry. We also recommend consulting a legal advisor when planning your will.

Suggested Wording for Your Will

Residual Bequest

When you intend to leave the residual potion (any leftover property) of your assets to Operation Eyesight after other terms of your will have been satisfied.

“I give to Operation Eyesight Canada Inc. (Charitable Number 11906 8955 RR0001) all [or     %] of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate.”

Specific Bequest/Legacy

Where you personally decide to leave a gift for a specific amount or percentage to Operation Eyesight.

“I give to Operation Eyesight Canada Inc. (Charitable Number 11906 8955 RR0001) the sum of        to be used for the general purposes of the organization.”

“I give to Operation Eyesight Canada Inc. (Charitable Number 11906 8955 RR0001)    % of my estate.”

“I give to Operation Eyesight Canada Inc. (Charitable Number 11906 8955 RR0001) my                  [something specific, such as jewelry or art collection].”

Contingent Bequest

Allows you to leave all or a portion of your estate to Operation Eyesight if your named beneficiary does not survive you.

“If [name of specific person] does not survive me, then I give all [or     %] of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate to Operation Eyesight Canada Inc. (Charitable Number 11906 8955 RR0001).”

PRINT A COPY OF SUGGESTED WORDING FOR YOUR WILL

There are many ways to leave a lasting legacy. Deciding which gift option is right for you is just as important as your decision to leave one. The option you choose depends on your unique circumstances and financial goals. Click here to learn about some of the other gift options available to you.

Discuss your legacy gift with your family

It’s important that your family is aware of your intentions to leave a legacy gift to Operation Eyesight so they can understand and support your charitable goals. It’s also a great opportunity for you to share why you have chosen to leave a legacy gift to Operation Eyesight and why you want our work to continue. Any type of gift can be given in memory of a loved one who has passed or to honour a friend or family member.

Join Operation Eyesight Always

If you’ve already made the very special commitment to leave a gift to Operation Eyesight in your will, please consider joining our new “society” we’ve named OPERATION EYESIGHT ALWAYS. By creating OPERATION EYESIGHT ALWAYS, we hope to connect with those who intend to leave a legacy gift and show our appreciation for their gifts to come.

If you’re interested in learning more about OPERATION EYESIGHT ALWAYS, or if you’re considering making a legacy gift, please contact Susan Deike directly at 403-670-2635 or toll-free at 1-800-585-8265.

We hope you know just how much we treasure the sight-saving contributions you’ve already made. And with your generous forethought, we hope to achieve great things together in the future – for all the world to see!

QUESTIONS ABOUT LEGACY GIVING?

Contact Susan Deike toll-free at 1-800-585-8265 or send her an email. Susan will be happy to work with you and your family confidentially to make sure you’re able to meet your goals of creating a personal legacy.

 

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