Legacy Circle

HVO Legacy Circle

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In 2006, HVO celebrated its 20th anniversary. At that time, the Board of Directors established the HVO Legacy Circle as part of a long-term plan for the future health of the organization. The HVO Legacy Circle honors and recognizes those individuals who have chosen to include HVO in their estate planning.


A planned gift ensures that HVO will be able to continue to make important strides in the education and support of one of the world’s scarcest resources – health care professionals. Ensuring HVO’s future health will allow us to send ever-increasing numbers of volunteers to share their knowledge and skills abroad and to support the professional development of our colleagues around the world.

How You Can Join

When you write or review your will, please consider leaving HVO a charitable bequest as an investment in HVO’s future. Planned gifts come in many forms:

  • As a bequest in a will for a specified dollar amount, as a percentage of an estate, or as a gift of stock;
  • As a designation of HVO as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy or the assets of a retirement plan, or remaining donor-advised fund assets;
  • As part of an income plan (charitable remainder trust, charitable gift annuity, pooled income).

If you need advice or have questions about the full range of planned giving options, we recommend you contact your financial planner or attorney. Designating a charitable bequest now can result in substantially reducing estate taxes for your family.

If you are interested in creating a charitable bequest in your will or discussing some other charitable aspect of your estate planning, contact HVO’s Manager of Communications & Donor Relations, Danielle Stonehirsch.

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If you have already made a charitable bequest, please let us know. We would like the opportunity to express our gratitude and will honor all requests to remain anonymous.