Ways to Give

There are many ways you can support the 2023 Annual Appeal! Below are instructions for giving by check, by credit or debit card, Faith Direct, stock gift, IRA transfer, or other method of donation. All gifts are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington IRS tax identification number (EIN) is 53-0196550. To view this page in Spanish, click here.


No one can give everything, but all can give something.

Please prayerfully examine your current charitable giving and consider making a gift to our 2023 Annual Appeal.

We’ve created the chart here as a helpful guide.




Support the Annual Appeal

By Check

Please make your check payable to the Annual Appeal and send it along with your completed form to:

Archdiocese of Washington
Office of the Annual Appeal
P.O. Box 29260, Washington, DC 20017-0260.

Please be sure to include your parish and city on the form.

If you make a gift through a private foundation or a donor-advised fund, please ask that your name and parish be listed on the check stub or memo line.

Credit Card or Direct Debit Donations

We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover cards. You can also make donations from a checking account via direct debit.

You can either click h​e​r​e​ to donate online or download the
pledge f​o​r​m​, complete the required sections and mail the form to the address shown at the bottom of this page (the address is also on the pledge form).

By Phone

Call (301) 853-5344.

Text “Give” to (301) 231-1816. A link to a form will be sent back so you may make your gift right from your phone!

Through Faith Direct

Click here and choose to enroll in Faith Direct’s recurring e-giving program or to make a one-time donation to the Annual Appeal.

By opting to enroll in the recurring e-giving program, you will be redirected to a second page where you can create a 2023 Annual Appeal Pledge that ends on December 31, 2023. Or you may make Annual Appeal monthly sustainer gifts. The portal will then guide you as you setup your account and donation.

By clicking the one-time gift option, you will be redirected to a second page where you’ll enter your gift amount and credit, debit, or bank information. You will then click “process now” to complete your gift.

If you already have an account with Faith Direct, you can go to My Account in the top right navigation bar of your account and then choose Give to Another Church. You will find us by using our parish code DC158 in the search bar.


If you would like to make a gift to the Annual Appeal by transferring stock, please provide the following information to our broker to initiate the transfer:

Firm to Transfer Securities to:
Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley Contact:
Barbara Smallwood
(202) 292-5482
Efax: (202) 459-9608
[email protected]

DTC Number:  0015
Account Number: 504-049333-066
(Annual Appeal)
Transfer Note: Donor’s Name & Parish Name

Archdiocese of Washington Contact:
Joe Gillmer, Executive Director of Development
(301) 853-5375 | [email protected]

Please have your broker indicate your name and your parish in the stock transfer notes, or click here to complete a stock transfer form and send it to the Office of Development so we can properly credit your generous gift when it is transferred.

IRA Transfers

If you are age 70 1/2 or older, you can transfer up to $100,000 each year directly from your traditional IRA account to the Church of Washington.

This smarter way to give may satisfy a portion or all of your annual required minimum distribution (RMD) and serve as a qualified charitable distribution for your IRA, which can save you on taxes even if you do not itemize! Contact your plan custodian to complete the Charitable IRA Transfers (QCDs). Call Joe Gillmer at (301) 853-5375 if you need help. The Archdiocese of Washington’s tax identification number (EIN) is 53-0196550.

Important notes on IRA Transfers:

  • This special way to give only applies to traditional or ROTH IRAs. Other retirement plans, such as the 401k, 403b and others do NOT qualify.
  • If your IRA custodian provides you with an IRA checkbook where you can directly write the check to the Archdiocese of Washington, please consider mailing the check no later than December 10. Due to different IRS requirements for this type of transfer, we need the necessary time to process your generous gift.

Donor Advised Funds

We accept donations from Donor Advised Funds for any ministry program of the Church! If you have a donor advised fund held by Fidelity Charitable or Schwab Charitable, click here to process your donor advised fund gift. For all other Donor Advised Funds, please have your provider mail checks with a note that includes your name and what you want your gift to support to:

Archdiocese of Washington
Office of Development
P.O. Box 29260
Washington, DC 20017-0260

If you have questions about making a gift from your Donor Advised Fund, please contact Joe Gillmer at (301) 853-5375 | [email protected]. The Archdiocese of Washington’s tax identification number (EIN) is 53-0196550.


NEW! If you’re looking for ways to minimize taxes on your crypto investments and help the mission and ministries of the Church, consider making gifts of cryptocurrency!

Why is this a smart way to give? Cryptocurrency is considered property. Therefore, if you have held cryptocurrency for more than one year before donating, you will be eligible for the itemized charitable deduction for the fair market value of the cryptocurrency at the time of contribution. Further, if you are donating appreciated cryptocurrency, you will avoid capital gains taxes on the cryptocurrency you donate – a win-win! The Archdiocese of Washington has partnered with Engiven to make it easy for you to instantly donate dozens of types of cryptocurrency and to support a wide-variety of ministries. We’ll even help with required IRS 8282/8283 forms and appraisals at no cost to you. Click here to get started.

Employer Matching Gifts

Did you know that tens of thousands of companies offer to match charitable gifts their employees make each year? If your company has a matching gift program, you may be able to enhance or even DOUBLE the impact of your gift to the Church!

Use the search tool to check to see if your company matches charitable gifts. If you do not see your company in the search, contact your Human Resources department and inquire about matching gifts.


Combined Federal Campaign

Members of the Federal community can now support the Church of Washington (#71625) through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)! Employees of the Federal government, active duty military, United States Postal Service, Federal government retirees, and Federal government contractors are all able to give through the CFC program! To sign up to give to the Church through CFC, please visit cfcgiving.opm.gov and search for “Roman Catholic Archbishop of Washington” or enter #71625.

Any Questions?

Contact Us:
[email protected]

Annual Appeal
P.O. Box 29260
Washington, DC 20017-0260