Planned Giving

St. John’s welcomes planned gifts from parishioners if the parishioner’s personal or family circumstances permit. There are two types of planned gifts: bequests through a will and lifetime gifts such as an annuity, life insurance policy, or charitable trust. If you would like to include St. John’s in your will, you can do so by:

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

If you would like to include St. John’s in your will or to make a lifetime gift, please contact the church office at kberry@stjohnsnorwood.org or by phone at 301-654-7767.

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.