Light up our nation’s capital this Advent

Our nation’s capital is in constant and urgent need of the spiritual and intellectual light that the CIC offers from the heart of Washington, DC. Like any nonprofit, the CIC is dependent on our donors’ generosity to support our mission. We must raise $200,000 to close out 2019 to continue our important work of evangelization. As you prepare for our Lord’s nativity this holy season, will you prayerfully consider helping the CIC with a donation to our 2020 Advent Appeal?

Other Ways to Give

Please make checks payable to the Catholic Information Center. Mail to:

Catholic Information Center
1501 K St NW, Ste 175
Washington, DC 20005

Through Faith Direct you can make all of your contributions to CIC via automatic payment from your checking account or credit card – just as you may do now with your parish, mortgage, household bills, and other monthly payments. This is a great way to simplify your giving – and it’s the most cost-effective, environmentally-friendly way for us to receive your gifts.

In order for the CIC to help facilitate your gift and provide you with an IRS receipt, contact Angelica Tom at or 202-783-2062 ext. 103. Transferring securities to the Catholic Information Center allows you to make a gift and receive a charitable deduction equal to the full, fair market value of the securities. You will pay no capital gains on your gift and neither will the CIC.

Did you know you pay no estate taxes on contributions you make to the CIC through your will? A bequest to the CIC can be a gift of a specific dollar amount, publicly traded stocks or securities, or a percentage of your estate. You can also name the CIC as a contingent beneficiary if someone named in your will is no longer living at the time of your passing. A bequest to the Society is easy to arrange and can be made by including the following words in your will.

“I give, devise, and bequeath to the Catholic Information Center, 1501 K St, NW, Frnt 175, Washington, DC 20005, (insert amount of money, publicly traded stocks or securities, or percentage of estate) to be used for its educational purposes.”
A bequest to the CIC may be made in the form of cash or publicly traded stocks or securities. The CIC can also be named as the beneficiary of assets which often pass outside of a will, such as IRAs, pension plans, or life insurance.

For more information please call Angelica Tom at or 202-783-2062 ext. 103.

For assistance, please contact Angelica Tom at or (202) 783-2062 ext. 103.

The Catholic Information Center is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and charitable contributions are tax-deductible for income, gift and estate taxes. Our federal employee identification number is 52-1790727.

Let Us Pray for You this Advent! Regardless of your ability to contribute to the CIC’s 2019 Advent Campaign, please allow us to pray for your intentions, which will be placed underneath the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe in the CIC’s chapel. Your intentions will be remembered at our weekly Masses for our friends and patrons throughout the Advent and Christmas seasons.

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