Other Ways to Give

Our Lady of Good Counsel Church and School is a community of generous individuals and families, and we are profoundly grateful for their support which helps us to fulfill our mission.   

In addition to the offertory contributions, we are always happy to accept donations with specific designations or through other channels.  Remember that any monthly financial commitment you would like to make to OLGC may now be made through automatic electronic fund transfer.

We are very grateful to all of the generous OLGC parishioners over the years for their thoughtful support.  Please consult your financial advisor, though, before embarking on any significant financial transaction.  If you have any questions, please contact Director of Development Amy Schlanger, 703-896-7424.

Gifts of Stock

One of the most advantageous ways of making a gift to OLGC is through a gift of stock or other securities.  Making a gift of securities is simple and offers a number of valuable financial benefits.  You will need to contact your broker in writing to provide the proper documentation for a gift of stock. This can be accomplished by writing them and simply providing the information they need on this OLGC Stock Donation Form.  Please send a copy of your completed form to your broker and to the Diocese of Arlington, their broker of record, and Our Lady of Good Counsel in any of the ways provided on the form.  Please contact Amy Schlanger, 703-896-7424 or development@olgcva.org, if you need any additional information or clarification.

Matching Gifts

There are many corporations or businesses that have established programs to support the philanthropy of their employees, although they usually have restrictions regarding the eligibility of a charity for these funds.  While churches are often excluded, elementary educational programs are usually eligible for support.  Please ask your employer if they have a matching gift program.

Corporate and Foundation Gifts

Owners of businesses and directors of foundations (especially Family Foundations) are often able to make contributions through these entities.  These donations are most often cash donations, but contributions of products and services are also welcome.

Planned Giving

Besides gifts of stock, there are other ways of supporting OLGC which can benefit you and your family.  The easiest way to do this is by remembering OLGC in your estate plans.  Although most people think of an estate gift as a direct bequest in a will, there are other ways to designate OLGC in your estate plans.  These include gifts from a retirement program and gifts of life insurance.  There are also giving mechanisms which can provide a source of income, including charitable annuities and trusts.  Lastly, there are giving mechanisms which can protect your assets

The Diocese of Arlington has a wealth of information regarding all of these giving opportunities on their Planned Giving webpage.  If you choose this as a method of supporting OLGC, you are eligible for membership in the Arlington Diocese Catholic Heritage Circle, which recognizes your commitment to the future of OLGC and/or the Catholic Diocese of Arlington. 

Also, you can read how one parishioner decided to include OLGC in his estate plans.