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Planned Giving

For more than 30 years, Operation Smile has been dedicated to ensuring that children worldwide receive the highest quality surgical care.

We've relied on the generosity and goodwill of our supporters to help us fulfill this vision. Through sound fiscal management and a clear growth strategy, we are able to maximize the benefit of every gift we receive to bring new hope and new lives to children in need.

Operation Smile offers a variety of easy and effective ways for you to make a planned gift that will help us heal more children’s smiles and transform lives around the world. We offer options that can increase your giving potential and return benefits to you and your family.

  • The tax benefits of gifts using your retirement plans or life insurance
    • You may decide to support Operation Smile through gifts from a life insurance policy or any amount remaining in a retirement account beyond what you would like your family or others to receive.
    • Establishing a charitable remainder or lead trust
    • Contributing gifts of real estate or other assets
    • Providing for Operation Smile in your will
      • A gift through your will or trust is a more traditional method for leaving a bequest and should require your legal counsel to review any changes.
      • With proper planning, you can provide for the future financial security of your loved ones first. Then you can designate Operation Smile to receive:
        • The remainder. A gift leaves any funds remaining to Operation Smile after distributions to loved ones have been fulfilled. (See sample bequest language below.)
        • A percentage. Direct a percentage of your estate to Operation Smile. This allows the gift to remain in proportion to the size of your estate.
        • A fixed amount. Give a specific dollar amount.
        • Specific property.


For more information about the gifts described, you may submit the form below or contact Fred Facka at 757-806-0877 or If you have already included Operation Smile in your estate plans, please accept our sincere gratitude for your generosity.

To include Operation Smile, Inc. as a beneficiary of your bequest, please include the following in your naming language:

Operation Smile, Inc.
3641 Faculty Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23453
Tax ID#: 54-1460147

Please use the following form to submit a request for additional information:


It takes as little as $240 and as few as 45 minutes to provide life-changing surgery and a bright, beautiful new smile to a waiting child.