Support the Cathedral
There are many ways to contribute to the mission and ministry of Washington National Cathedral.
Support Our Mission
Did you know that the Cathedral receives no operating support from the federal government or any national church body? Every service, concert and program is because of the incredible generosity of individuals like you. Thank you in advance for your support!
Ways to Give
Supporters who make an annual gift of $60 or more are eligible for National Cathedral Association (NCA) membership benefits. Join or renew now.
Make checks payable to Washington National Cathedral and include our printable donation form.
Make your giving simple and effective by participating in our recurring giving program! Set up your automatic gift online now.
Honor and memorial gifts to the Cathedral are recorded in the Cathedral’s Book of Remembrance. In addition, a card will be sent to the honoree or their family informing them of this special tribute. Make an honor or memorial gift online.
Making a gift in the form of stock or mutual funds allows you to have an immediate impact on our work, while also possibly paying less in income taxes. Learn more in our downloadable guide.
For a limited time, two generous donors are funding a challenge to all Cathedral supporters. These donors have created a pool of $1,000,000 in available matching funds, which will be used to match new and increased planned gift commitments at 10% of their estimated value, up to $25,000 per gift. Learn more about how you can help secure the Cathedral’s long-term health through your planned gift and have an immediate impact through these matching funds!
General Planned Giving Information
When you and the Cathedral work together to establish a planned gift, you leave a lasting legacy for future generations. Learn more about which gift plan is right for you and your loved ones.
For custom information about the ways to make a planned gift, please contact John W. Jensen, CFP, at 202-537-5747 or [email protected].
Donor Advised Funds are the fastest-growing giving method and tax-efficient way to manage charitable donations. Clients of Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable and BNY Mellon can easily make a designation through the DAF Direct window below:
All or a portion of an IRA Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) can be distributed or gifted directly to Washington National Cathedral. This popular gift option is called a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD), or a distribution from your IRA. Each individual can distribute or gift up to $100,000 per year. This allows donors to avoid paying income taxes on the amount distributed, while also supporting their favorite charities.
Giving a QCD gift to Washington National Cathedral through your IRA is a convenient way for you to increase your support. We have partnered with Giving Docs to make it easy!
For questions or to learn more, please contact John W. Jensen, CFP, Planned Giving Director at 202-537-5747 or [email protected].
To make a gift by phone, or to learn more about these and other ways to support the Cathedral, please call (800) 231-6491.