Ways to Give

If you would like to support the Annual Appeal, you can do so through a pledged commitment (click here for the PDF form) or a one-time contribution. You can pledge your support through equal monthly payments that can be completed through December 31. All gifts are fully deductible for to fullest extent of the law. The Archdiocese of Washington IRS tax identification number (EIN) is 53-0196550. For ways to give en Español, click here.


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

Please thoughtfully examine your current charitable giving and prayerfully consider a contribution to our 2021 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 Darlene Cruz at (301) 853-4575.

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 FaithDirect’s recurring e-giving program or to make a one-time donation to the Annual Appeal.

By opting to enroll in the recurring egiving program, you will be redirected to a second page where you can create an 2021 Annual Appeal Pledge which ends on December 31, 2021. 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.

Please note that 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:
Darlene Cruz, Development
(301) 853-4575
[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 IRA transfer. Call Joanne Pipkin at (301) 853-4486 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.
  • While The SECURE Act did change the required minimum distribution (RMD) age to 72 for those under 70 ½ as of December 31, 2019, it DOES NOT change the age eligibility for making a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) through an IRA. For those who are between 70 ½ and not yet 72, the QCD amount simply would not offset this year’s RMD because none are owed yet.
  • In 2021, IRA owners age 72 and older will resume their required minimum distribution (RMD) from IRAs. By exercising an IRA qualified charitable distribution (QCD), you may satisfy your RMD for the year and reduce reportable taxable income.
  • 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 Joanne Pipkin at (301) 853-4486. The Archdiocese of Washington’s tax identification number (EIN) is 53-0196550.

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.

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.



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Any Questions?

Contact Us:
dev[email protected]

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

David Cook
Director, Annual Appeal
[email protected]