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.

Support the Annual Appeal

By Check
Please make your check payable to the Annual Appeal and send it along with your completed form (PDF) 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. Click here for a list of parish communities.

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 on the check memo line.

Credit Card Donations

We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.

You can either click here to donate online or download the pledge form (PDF), complete the necessary 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 (Text-to-Give)

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

Direct Debit

If you would like to have funds taken directly from your checking account for your pledge, please print the pledge form (PDF), complete the necessary information, and mail it to the address shown at the bottom of this page (the address is also on the pledge form).


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:
Folger Nolan Fleming Douglas, Inc.

Folger Nolan Fleming Contact:
William Barrett
(202) 626-5372
FAX: (202) 638-3973
[email protected]

DTC Number: 0141
Account Number: 1564-3990 (Cardinal’s 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.

By Traditional IRA

If you are age 70 ½ or older, you can transfer up to $100,000 each year directly from your traditional IRA account to the Church of Washington. This gift may count toward your required minimum distribution (RMD) and serve as a qualified charitable distribution for your IRA.

Contact your plan custodian to complete the IRA transfer before December 31.

The Archdiocese of Washington’s tax identification number (EIN) is 53-0196550.
Call Joe Gillmer at (301)-853-5375 for more information.

Matching Gifts

If your company has a matching gift program, you may be able to enhance the impact of your gift. Check with the Human Resources Department at your company for guidelines and gift matching forms.

Any Questions?

Contact Us

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

David Cook
Director, Annual Appeal
[email protected]