There are many ways to support the Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious and our commitment to the full flowering of religious life in the United States. By including CMSWR in your overall estate and financial plans, you will help provide a strong foundation for CMSWR’s future and the future of our member communities. With your gift, you will also receive tax and financial benefits.
When donors notify us of these types of planned gifts the sisters honor those individuals by recognizing them as members of the Donum Ecclesiae Guild, “A Gift to the Church.”
Estate planning is important because it provides for the future needs of your family, loved ones, and the causes that you care for most. By including a bequest provision in your will for the Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious, you can continue your support of our ministry towards women religious throughout the United States.
Making a planned gift through a will, estate plan or another type of deferred gift such as one through an IRA or retirement fund, life insurance policy, or charitable trust gives donors opportunities to provide future support for the Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious as well as opportunities for short and long-term tax benefits.
An example of bequest language is: “I give, devise, and bequeath to CMSWR (Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious) of Washington, D.C., ___% of my estate.”
Our legal title is Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious.
Our Tax ID number is 52-1792586.
Donors are encouraged to consult with a financial advisor, accountant or attorney about structuring charitable giving in a way that best meets their philanthropic and financial goals. For proper identification of CMSWR in legal documents, donors are encouraged to contact the Advancement Office at 202-832-2575, ext. 104.
Planned gifts area a meaningful way to ensure that the mission of the Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious is promoted now and into the future. Whether contributions are restricted for certain areas of need or projects specified by the donor, or given as unrestricted gifts to use where they are most needed, the members of CMSWR are extremely grateful to family members and friends who choose to leave a lasting legacy by making a planned gift.
If you have any questions or need assistance, you may contact our Advancement Office by phone (202-832-2575, ext. 104), fax (202-832-6325), email (
) or mailing address: Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious, Advancement Office, 415 Michigan Avenue, NE - P.O. Box 4467 - Washington, DC 20017-0467.