50th Anniversary ADW Annual Appeal

Frequently Asked Questions

How much of my donation will be used for administrative overhead?

NONE. Every penny of your contribution – 100% – goes directly to the programs and charities that are part of the Appeal. All administrative costs associated with the Appeal are paid for from separate funding sources of the Archdiocese.

How can I contribute?

You may make a contribution by check, credit card or automatic debit of a credit card or checking/savings account. We also gratefully accept gifts of stock and, for those who are 70 1/2 or older, direct transfer gifts from a traditional IRA to the Archdiocese are also an option to support the Appeal.

Are funds from the Appeal used to pay legal bills or settlements involving clergy sexual abuse?

No. Every penny of funds raised are used exclusively to support the programs and charities outlined in the enclosed Appeal documents.

Is there a minimum I need to donate? There is no minimum. All gifts are gratefully accepted and valued. We seek to provide all Catholics the opportunity to prayerfully consider support for the Appeal in accordance with the gifts God has given to them so that, together, we can improve the lives of thousands of people and strengthen the ministry and outreach throughout the Archdiocese.

NEW THIS YEAR, you may donate from your phone. Text GIVE to (301) 231-1816

For more information about the Appeal please contact Joseph Gillmer, Executive Director of Development (301) 853-5375 or gillmerj@adw.org.

100% of your donation goes directly to support the mission and ministries of the Archdiocese of Washington