Planned Giving

Leave a Legacy Through Your Planned Giving

Thank you for considering National Presbyterian Church in your planned giving!
The church would be honored and blessed to be remembered in your estate plans.

There are two avenues to plan your gift:


1. Contact the NPC Finance Office directly...

Finance Director Leah Skrine will be happy to speak with you about basic ways to include NPC in your will. You may call her at 202-537-7484, or email  It is very helpful to let the Church know that you have blessed us by including us

You will need the following information if you choose to include National Presbyterian Church in your estate plan.

    • The church should be named as:

The National Presbyterian Church, a nonprofit religious corporation, organized and existing under the laws of the State of Maryland, located at 4101 Nebraska Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016.

    • Our tax identification number is 53-0196611.

It is very helpful to let the Church know that you have blessed us by including us in your estate plans!  Even if your estate plans are already complete, please do let the church know by reaching out to Finance Director Leah Skrine at 202-537-7484 or


2. Work with the NPC Fund for Charitable Giving to create a customized plan…

The NPC Fund for Charitable Giving can help you make a lasting contribution to the National Presbyterian Church or another charity of your choice.  The NPC Fund is especially helpful for more complex giving strategies, or for when you are not sure how to plan your gift.  An NPC Fund representative would be happy to speak with you.  You may contact the NPC Fund at or contact Rick Hawthorne at 301.452.8269 or Jonathan Dickey at 443.722.4840 for more information.

Your charitable gift can:

  • Reduce your income taxes, including capital gains taxes
  • Reduce transfer taxes, including gift and estate taxes
  • Provide higher levels of income and cash flow for yourself and others
  • Provide a lasting legacy at National as we lead people to become faithful followers of Jesus Christ
Here are some types of charitable gifts that the NPC Fund for Charitable Giving can help you to create:
Bequests: Giving through your will or living trust

By giving to National through your will or revocable living trust, also known as a charitable bequest, you can provide for the mission and ministry of National for years to come, all while continuing to enjoy your assets during your lifetime.

Bequests are flexible—you can make changes to your estate plan—and can be funded by cash, securities, real estate, and personal property.

Beneficiaries: Equipping ministry through your banking, retirement accounts, or insurance policies

Naming the National Presbyterian Church as a beneficiary of your bank accounts, retirement accounts, or insurance plans is simple and has lasting effect. By doing so, you can ensure that the Church receives the asset without going through probate. Adding National as a beneficiary is easy and requires very little effort or paperwork.

After your lifetime, the asset will pass to National and will be deducted from your estate for federal tax purposes.

Life-Income Gifts: Providing for your future, and the future of the church

Life-Income Gifts enable you to make a gift to National Presbyterian Church and receive income during your lifetime, the life of someone you choose, or for a set number of years. You are eligible to receive an income tax charitable deduction the year you make the gift as well as other tax benefits.

After you pass away (or after you and your beneficiary pass away) or the predetermined number of years expires, your gift is transferred to National Presbyterian Church.

Assets: Giving securities, personal property, and real estate

Giving assets such as securities, personal property, and real estate is often a simple way to make a sizable gift to National Presbyterian Church while avoiding capital gain and other taxes.

You may choose to donate your assets outright, or sell the assets. It is important that the sale of any appreciated assets occur after transfer to National Presbyterian Church in order to avoid attributing the gains to you.

Donor Advised Fund: Give a gift that keeps on giving

A Donor Advised Fund is a charitable giving vehicle that allows you to make a charitable contribution, receive an immediate tax deduction, and then recommend grants from the fund over time.

The NPC Fund For Charitable Giving can assist you with setting up a donor advised fund (held in a balanced portfolio investment account), that may be distributed to National Presbyterian Church in future years. There is a minimum initial gift amount of $10,000, and a minimum of subsequent gifts of $1,000.

The information posted on this web site is not intended by National Presbyterian Church or the NPC Fund for Charitable Giving to constitute legal advice.  Before making a gift, we recommend that you consult a qualified legal or financial advisor.