Ways to Give
Listed below are the various ways to support Holy Trinity. You may find some more convenient than others for you particular situation. Some offer better tax advantages for you or your estate while at the same time benefitting the Church.
What follows are giving methods that may work better for you while ensuring the mission of the Church continues to shape our world for good.
Please make your check payable to Holy Trinity Church and send to:
Holy Trinity Catholic Church
c/o Development Office
3513 N Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007
Please indicate the purpose of the check in the memo line. In most cases, parish staff will tell you what to write in an email, announcement or publication. If you are unsure, see our Fund Designations page for more information.
Call Rock Schuler at (301) 455-5437.
By Text Message
Text “Give” to (202) 991-GIVE. If your mobile number is not already registered in the system, a link to a web form will be sent back so you may make your gift right from your phone. After making your first gift via the web form, you can make future gifts by simply texting an amount and a fund keyword. See our Text Giving page to find out more about using this giving method.
Gifts of long-term, appreciated stocks and bonds are an advantageous way to give because they provide a potential double benefit: You will be eligible for both a charitable tax deduction for the value of the securities on the day you transfer, and you may not be responsible for taxes on any gains from the time you acquired them. To make a gift of stock to Holy Trinity, please provide the following to your broker to initiate the transfer:
Firm to Transfer Securities to: Merrill Lynch at 1152 15th Street, NW, Sixth Floor, Washington, DC, 20005
DTC Number: 8862
Account Number: 440-04102
Parish Tax Identification # (EIN): 53-0196509
Note to Send with Transfer: Your name and what you want the gift to support (i.e. Parish Pledge; School Annual Fund; Christmas or Easter Funds; Designated Program__________); Company and Approximate # or Value of Shares; Date of Transfer
Holy Trinity Contact: Rock Schuler, Director of Stewardship | (202) 903-2843 | RSchuler@trinity.org
Morgan Stanley Contact: William P. Milby (202) 862-2673 or Kerrie Ryan (202) 862-2662
Donor Advised Fund (DAF)
One of the fastest growing giving vehicles is the donor-advised fund (DAF), which is established at a public charity. It allows you to make a charitable contribution, potentially receive an immediate tax deduction, and then recommend grants from the fund over time to qualified organizations such as Holy Trinity.
To learn more about Donor Advised Funds or make a DAF gift now, go to our DAF page.
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 DOUBLE or MORE the impact of your gift to the Church! Visit our Giving page and use the “Match Your Donation” form to see if your company matches charitable gifts.
Credit/Debit Card and Bank Account (ACH)
Through ParishSoft Giving, our online payment provider, we accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover cards as well as direct debit (ACH) transactions from a bank account. Our Online Payment Forms page links to all of the available payment forms for our various ministries and parish activities.
Your Bank's Online Bill Pay Service
Many banks and credit unions offer online bill pay services. Establishing a recurring payment schedule through you bank's bill pay service will save the parish money by reducing the transaction fees we pay to our online payment provider. See your bank's online bill pay system to learn how to use this method. Don't forget to designate your gift.
If you are age 70 1/2 or older, you can transfer up to $100,000 each year directly from your traditional or ROTH Individual Retirement Account to Holy Trinity.
This advantageous way to give may satisfy a portion or all of your annual required minimum distribution (RMD) and serve as a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) for your IRA, which can save you on taxes even if you do not itemize! Contact your plan custodian to complete the IRA transfer. Contact Rock Schuler at (202) 903-2843 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you need help. Holy Trinity’s tax identification number (EIN) is 53-0196509. Please specify to the Administrator that the gift will be for the benefit of Holy Trinity and to let us know you are the donor and what Fund we should apply your gift to: (i.e. Parish Pledge; School Annual Fund; Christmas or Easter Funds; Designated Program__________).
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.
- The CARES Act removes RMD from all IRA owners for 2020. If you are age 70 1/2 or older, you may still support the Church through a qualified charitable distribution in 2020. However, since no RMD is owed in 2020, the gift will not offset any future RMD, except for the fact that the IRA account balance would be lower.
- If your plan administrator has provided you a checkbook for your IRA, please be sure that any check you write is delivered to Holy Trinity by November 30 to ensure the check is cashed before the end of the year.
Gifts through a Retirement Plan or Insurance Policy
One of the easiest ways to leave a legacy for Holy Trinity without writing a check is by naming Holy Trinity as a full or partial beneficiary of a retirement plan, pension or life insurance policy. To make a gift to Holy Trinity this way, contact your retirement plan, pension or life insurance provider for a beneficiary change/update form. On the form, be sure to include the full name of Holy Trinity (3513 N Street, NW Washington, DC 20007) and Holy Trinity’s Employer/Tax Identification number (EIN - 53-0196509).