Share Our Legacy of Caring and Diversity

“Through our Catholic educational, social service and health care programs, the goodness of God, the power of the Holy Spirit and the presence of Christ is actually visible and tangible in our community.”—Cardinal Donald Wuerl

For more than 75 years, the Archdiocese of Washington has spread the gospel from generation to generation bringing Christ’s love to our diverse Catholic community—each day Mass is celebrated in more than 20 languages in the District of Columbia and five surrounding counties.

Because of the support provided by so many people like you, we accomplish the work of the Church of Washington in so many meaningful ways. Whether it’s outreach provided by your parish, formation of priests through our St. John Paul II Seminary, the poor and those in need served by Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, our largest social service agency in the region; the important work of education our 62 Archdiocesan Catholic schools provide; or the needs of vulnerable women and children served by St. Ann’s Center for Children, Youth and Family; with your thoughtful philanthropy you not only assure these important arms of outreach are extended, but help us to make Christ present in tangible ways to our brothers and sisters.

On this website, you will discover ways to make gifts to the Archdiocese of Washington you may not have thought possible:

  • You will learn how to give in ways that can actually "give back" for a time, providing extra income in retirement years or to help fund educational expenses and other needs.
  • You can add meaning to your gift by using it to honor a special friend or loved one.
  • You will see how to save money on income, gift and estate taxes and redirect those amounts for use in ways you choose.
  • You will enjoy your giving more, knowing you are investing in charitable interests in ways that allow you to give the most you can at the lowest possible cost.

Compassionate, thoughtful gift planning is all about helping you maximize the potential of your resources as you help others through Jesus Christ. Discover how you can provide financial security for yourself and your loved ones while giving to support the Archdiocese of Washington.

 
For more information, please contact our Office of Gift Planning.

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