Include Orbis in your Will

Why should I include Orbis in my estate plans?

Perhaps what matters most to you is ensuring that Orbis continues its mission of eliminating preventable blindness. If so, make a lasting difference by giving the ultimate gift by naming Orbis as a beneficiary in your will. You may designate Orbis as the beneficiary of a percentage of your estate, or you can designate a set amount. In the United States, your estate is entitled to an estate tax deduction for the full value of your bequest to Orbis. Consult an estate planning professional or an attorney to help you create an estate plan that is appropriate for you. Orbis is a nonprofit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. Our federal ID number is 23-7297651.

Your lasting legacy and compassion will ensure that Orbis programs will continue for generations to come.

See sample language below. If you have any questions, please contact Geoffrey Chorabjian, Director of Major Gifts, at 646-674-5528 or Geoffrey.chorabjian@orbis.org.

Sample #1, Percentage bequest:

I give, devise, and bequeath to Project Orbis International Inc. (of 520 Eighth Avenue, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10018) for its general charitable purposes an amount equal to _____% of my gross estate, as finally determined for federal estate tax purposes.

Sample #2, Bequest of a specific amount:

I give, devise and bequeath to Project Orbis International Inc. (of 520 Eighth Avenue, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10018) for its general charitable purposes the sum of $_________.