Bequest and Legacy Giving
Some people’s legacies are written on granite monuments. Yours can be written in the lives of people who can see thanks to your vision and generous support. If you’re interested in exploring ways to help maintain the long-term vitality of the Himalayan Cataract Project’s work, please ask us about our bequest and legacy initiative. Our development team will work with your attorney or financial planner to help create the gift plan that best meets your needs and goals. Your legacy gift will help sustain our life-restoring mission to rid the world of needless and avoidable blindness.
Bequests by Will
One of the simplest and most flexible ways to continue supporting our work beyond your lifetime is through a bequest made through your will in which you designate either a specific dollar amount or a percentage of your estate after disbursements. A bequest to HCP can also reduce the amount of your taxable estate which may increase the actual amount available to your heirs, honor loved ones, and demonstrate the values and ideals you hold dear.
To recognize your bequest and legacy support, we invite you to be enrolled in The Visio Society. The Society is a group of enlightened friends whom we honor by listing in a special roll on our website and in appropriate publications.
Letter of Intent
You can fund your bequest or legacy with a variety of assets, including retirement plan assets, cash, real estate, retained life estates, securities, and life insurance. Establishing a gift for HCP can be a significant part of planning your estate. We encourage you to consult your attorney or financial advisor to discuss the options that work for you.
If you’d like to inform us about your gift, please fill out the online Letter of Intent. It’s not legally binding, but it will help us plan ahead, implement, and honor your gift appropriately. With your support, we will continue working toward eliminating unnecessary blindness throughout the developing world.
As with any decision involving your assets, we urge you to seek the advice of your professional counsel when considering a bequest or legacy gift to HCP. For more information or further consultation, please contact us at [email protected] or 802-522-6873.
“I’ve been so fortunate in my life that it is only right to give back to others who haven’t been as lucky. Giving through my will made it possible to take care of my family and ensure that HCP’s work continues.”
- Anonymous, California
“HCP works tirelessly to give the gift of sight to so many people who might feel they are forgotten. By remembering HCP in my will, I’m able to continue the support I’ve provided during my lifetime even after I’m gone. My husband and I are so pleased.”
- Anonymous, Virginia