Ways to Give

You can assist the sisters who benefit from the work of Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious by making a financial gift. Your gift helps us provide numerous services to individual members and communities of CMSWR. It also helps spread the message of the beauty of religious life to the world. 

Our benefactors are remembered in a special way in our prayers. 

The Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious (CMSWR) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 

All contributions made to CMSWR are tax deductible to the extent of the law. 

Please choose from the options below to find out how you can contribute to our mission.

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  • CASH, CHECK, OR CREDIT CARD +

    • Online:  A one one-time or recurring monthly gift can be made safely and securely using a major credit card. 
    • By Telephone: To make a gift by telephone, please call 202-832-2575.

    • By Mail: To mail your gift, please include your name, address, and telephone number along with, cash, check, credit card payment information or money order.
      • You can also download a printable form to include with your check or cash donation here.
      • You can also download a printable form to include with your credit card donation here.

    Please make checks payable to: Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious (CMSWR)

    Gifts may be mailed to:

    Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious
    415 Michigan Avenue, NE
    Washington, DC 20017

  • MONTHLY PLEDGES +


    Please consider becoming a Guardian Angel monthly donor by making a pledge donation in the amount of your choice over a 12 month period, for one to five years. Your tax deductible monthly gift of $5, $10, $25 or $50 will greatly assist us and the sisters we serve.
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    Download a printable form to mail with your credit card donation here.

     

  • STOCKS, BONDS OR SECURITIES +


    Your gift of stocks, bonds or securities to the Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious (CMSWR) may result in tax savings.

    To make a gift of stock, please write a Letter of Intent that includes your name, address, and phone number. We can provide you with the necessary tax documentation for your broker to transfer the securities.

    Send your completed form to us by mail or fax (202-832-6325) or contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  (202-832-2575, ext 104) for more information.

    Please note: if you give stocks or bonds that have appreciated in value, you get a tax deduction for the full current value and neither you nor CMSWR have to pay capital gains tax for the increased value. Stocks or bonds that have decreased in value have a tax deduction for the current value; however, CMSWR would still benefit. Note that year-end stock gifts should be received at least ten days prior to the close of the calendar year for proper processing.

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    Gifts may be made to the Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious in memory or in honor of a special person in your life.

    When making a gift of this type, please include a note with the following information:

    • Name of the deceased person or persons you are honoring
    • Name of the person to whom notice of this gift should be sent with their address, city, state and zip code


    A memorial card is sent to the family mentioning the name and address of the donor, but not the amount of the gift.

    An honorarium card is sent to the person being honored mentioning the occasion, name and address of the donor, but not the amount of the gift.

  • WHEN YOU SHOP +

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    Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.

     

     

     


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  • PLANNED GIFTS +


    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 ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or mailing address: Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious, Advancement Office, 415 Michigan Avenue, NE - P.O. Box 4467 - Washington, DC 20017-0467.

  • WORKPLACE GIVING +


    For those interested in supporting the Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious via their workplace, there are a number of options:

    • Matching Gifts: Many employers offer a matching gift program. Please contact CMSWR for verification of your gift to make your dollars go even further.

    • IRA Charitable Rollover: On Dec. 18, 2015, the President of the United States signed into law the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015. The new law made the IRA charitable rollover retroactive to Jan. 1, 2015, and will remain in effect not only for 2015 but permanently. Donors 70½ or older are once again eligible to move up to $100,000 from their IRAs directly to qualified charities without having to pay income tax on the money. The IRA charitable rollover rules are listed below.

    Donors may make a direct transfer if:

    1.The donor is age 70½ or older on the day of the gift.
    2.The donor transfers up to $100,000 directly from the donor’s IRA to one or more qualified charities. This opportunity applies only to IRAs and not to other types of retirement plans.
    3.The donor does not receive any goods or services in return for the rollover gift in order to qualify for tax-free treatment.
    4.The gift needs to be made by Dec. 31st, for the gift to qualify in the current calendar year.

    If you have any questions or need assistance, you may contact our Advancement Office by phone (202-832-2575, ex. 104), fax (202-832-6325), email ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or mailing address: Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious, Advancement Office, 415 Michigan Avenue, NE - P.O. Box 4467 - Washington, DC 20017-0467.

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