Planned Giving

If you’d like to include St. John’s in your will, trust, retirement, or life insurance plan, you have two primary options:

  • Making a gift of a specific amount of money
  • Designating a percentage of the residuary of your estate.

For additional, confidential information on making planned gifts or significant gifts, contact the St. John’s office.

Specifying a Gift Amount

Add the following bequest language to your plan:

“I bequeath the sum of _________ dollars to St. John’s Norwood Parish in Chevy Chase, MD (Tax Identification number 52-0607889).”

Designating a Percentage

Add the following bequest language to your plan:

“I bequeath an amount equal to _____ percent of the net value of my estate [or plan] to St. John’s Norwood Parish in Chevy Chase, MD (Tax Identification number 52-0607889).”

Gifts of Stock

If you wish to make a gift via stock transfer, provide the following information to your broker:

St. John’s brokerage: RBC Wealth Management
DTC #: 0235
For the benefit of: St. John’s Church Norwood Parish; Account 31927176

Stock certificates may be mailed to our financial advisor at this address:

W. Joseph Smart
RBC Wealth Management
5425 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 301
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Joe can also be reached by phone at 301-907-2721

Please email the treasurer at  to ensure that your gift is properly credited.