Annual Catholic Appeal – Ways to Give




Gifts to the Annual Catholic Appeal will be acknowledged by the Office of the Bishop and are tax deductible as provided by law. All funds raised through the Appeal are used exclusively to support specified ministries.

Gifts to the Appeal – You may make a gift in the form of a pledge and receive a monthly reminder over a period of months or a one-time gift payable at the donor’s discretion. All gifts should be fulfilled by January 30, 2021, when the campaign closes. A gift can be also provided online by clicking

Online Bill Pay – : If you utilize this electronic technique to pay bills, simply add the Annual Catholic Appeal as a recurring payee.
Payments should be mailed to:

Annual Catholic Appeal
Catholic Diocese of Wilmington
P.O. Box 25050
Wilmington, DE 19899-5050

Credit Card Payment Options – Payments can be automatically charged to your MasterCard, Visa or Discover credit card. To initiate, complete the authorization section on your pledge form for an automatic deduction or contact the diocesan Development Office at (302) 573-3120 or [email protected] for assistance.

PayPal Credit Card Option – You may use your current PayPal account or create one to make payments. Log onto PayPal here by clicking


Gifts of Securities – When appreciated securities are given, the full market value becomes a tax deductible gift. Contact the diocesan Development Office at 302-573-3120 or [email protected] for transfer instructions.

NOTE: Instructions may vary by transaction type, i.e. mutual fund, shares held in an investment fund or registered with Computershare Investor Services.  Be sure to contact the Development Office to ensure proper transfer of funds and appropriate credit to you as the donor.

Individual Retirement Account Contribution – If you are 70 ½ or older, consider providing your gift through your IRA. By doing so, you pay no income taxes on the gift. For more information visit www.cdow.org/giving/planned-giving or contact your tax advisor.

Matching Gifts – Many companies provide a Matching Gift Program for their current and retired employees to promote charitable giving. Please contact your company’s Human Resource Department to determine if a matching gift program is available.