Stocks & Mutual Funds


Transferring Stock

Making a gift of securities is easy, and you can avoid capital gains on appreciated properties, divest your portfolio of under-performing stocks and preserve your cash for other important needs while helping the thousands of clients served by Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington. You have two options, described below, for transferring stock to Catholic Charities. If neither of these options pertains to your situation, please call Tara Arras, Chief Development Officer for Catholic Charities at (202) 772-4395 or contact her via email.

Electronic Transfer to Catholic Charities

If you would like to make a gift by transferring stock, please send the information to our broker, whose name and contact information are as follows:

Folger Nolan Fleming Douglas
725 15th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
Broker Contact: William F. Barrett
Telephone: (202) 626-5372
Catholic Charities Account #8230-6731
DTC # 0141

IMPORTANT: Please send a letter, endorsed by the individual(s) whose name(s) appear(s) on the stock informing Catholic Charities of the details and purpose of the transfer. Include your name, address, name of stock, number of shares, and your broker’s name.

You may mail this letter to:

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington
Attention: Tara Arras
924 G Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

Stock Held in Your Possession

If you have stock certificates in your possession, please sign one stock power for each certificate you (and any co-owners) intend to give Catholic Charities Foundation exactly as the name(s) appear on the certificates. You must have your signature(s) on the stock power guaranteed by a bank. Leave the remainder of the stock power blank. Please do not sign the stock certificates themselves. The unsigned stock certificates should be enclosed in one envelope. The stock power should be enclosed in a second envelope. (We recommend sending the certificates by registered mail.) Please include a letter to inform us of the details and purpose of your gift, duly notarized. Both of these documents should be sent to Tara Arras at the Catholic Charities address listed above.