Leave a Legacy

Individuals who demonstrate their deep commitment to the fight against global blindness by including Orbis in their will, trusts or life insurance policies become a member of our honorary program called the Visionary Club.

EASY TO LEAVE A LEGACY

While your will is a private matter, it will help us enormously in our future planning if you let us know that you are planning on leaving us a legacy. Please download the reply form, complete and return it to Orbis at Unit C, 5/F, Infotech Centre, 21 Hung To Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, or fax to 2877-1297.

You will enjoy a far clearer picture of how we will put your legacy to good use through our regular newsletters and annual reports. In addition, you can look forward to receiving a souvenir, and the possibility of witnessing Orbis's program first hand.

Your commitment to save sight will transform our patients’ lives. Take a look here:

General Bequest

General bequests describe exactly what you want to leave and to whom, while giving your executors the flexibility to decide from which source the funds are to be paid.

Sample wordings:

"I give the sum of HK$______, free of all taxes and duties, to Project Orbis International, Inc. of Unit A on 3/F and Units A, C and F on 5/F of Infotech Centre, 21 Hung To Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon for its general charitable purposes. I direct that the official receipt from the said charity shall be sufficient discharge to my executors and that the said gift shall be paid exclusively from my Hong Kong situated estate."

Specific Bequest

Specific bequests are similar to general bequests but also specify from which source the funds are to be paid. For example, you may wish to leave Orbis a percentage of your life insurance policy.

Sample wordings:

"I give the sum of HK$_______, free of all taxes and duties, to Project Orbis International, Inc. of Unit A on 3/F and Units A, C and F on 5/F of Infotech Centre, 21 Hung To Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon for its general charitable purposes to be paid from my life insurance policy (Ref No. _______________). I direct that the official receipt from the said charity shall be sufficient discharge to my executors."

Residuary Bequest

Residuary bequests are honoured after all other bequests to families have been made and all expenses and taxes have been paid from your estate.

Sample wordings:

"I give ___ percent of the residue of my estate absolutely to Project Orbis International, Inc of Unit A on 3/F and Units A, C and F on 5/F of Infotech Centre, 21 Hung To Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon for its general charitable purposes. I direct that the official receipt from the said charity shall be sufficient discharge to my executors."

Contingent Bequest

Contingent bequests are only made if certain conditions are met. For example, if your principle beneficiary does not survive you, you may wish to indicate your next choice through a contingency designation.

Sample wordings:

"I give all the rest residue and remainder of my estate to ___________, if he or she survives me. If not, I give HK$_________, free of all taxes and duties, to Project Orbis International, Inc of Unit A on 3/F and Units A, C and F on 5/F of Infotech Centre, 21 Hung To Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon for its general charitable purposes and I give the remainder of my estate to __________. I direct that the official receipt from the said charity shall be sufficient discharge to my executors."

Making a bequest in your will is easy. In doing so, you can transform the lives of thousands. Please call 2508-7003 Elaine Lau or 2508-7008 Tephenie Lee to learn more.