Ways to Give

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Gifts to Visitation in any form help the school prepare young women for life beyond the Green Gate. A gift of any size or form leaves a lasting impact on the school. Thank you for any support you can provide.

Make a Gift

Additional Ways to Give


Checks are always welcome and should be made payable to "The Visitation Fund." Mail to:

The Visitation Fund
Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School
1524 Thirty-fifth Street NW
Washington, DC 20007


Visitation's designated CFC Code is 44467. Our United Way Code is 8292. To give through either organization, please enter the appropriate number on your contribution form and let the Advancement Office know the amount of your gift. (CFC and United Way only provide us with a list of contributors' names, not the dollar amount of their gifts.)


Many employers match the charitable contributions of their employees. Some even match the gifts of spouses and retirees as well. If your employer has a matching gift program, you must usually obtain a matching gift form from your company and send it to Visitation along with your own contribution. The Advancement Office will complete the form and return it to your employer.


Donors may make a pledge to the Visitation Fund by mail or phone. Pledges are to be paid by the end of the fiscal year, which is June 30. The Advancement Office will send pledge reminders.

Mail to:
The Visitation Fund
Georgetown Visitation
1524 Thirty-fifth Street NW
Washington, DC 20007

Or Call:
Advancement Director Nathalie Bergin Sullivan '71
202.337.3350, ext. 2284 or 202.787.5676 (direct)


If you would like to make a gift of stock (and to ensure that you are properly credited for the gift), please contact Advancement Director Nathalie Bergin Sullivan '71 at 202.787.5676 or email


A gift of real estate provides the donor an income-tax benefit, since the market value of appreciated property is deductible. Property can be donated with the provision that the donor will continue to occupy it. Please contact the Advancement Office for more information.


A gift of life insurance allows the donor to make a substantial contribution to Visitation. The gift can be a paid-up policy no longer needed by the owner, or a new policy can be purchased naming the school as the beneficiary.


A bequest is a gift made through a will. It can be given as a specific amount, as a percentage of an estate, or as a remainder share. A bequest reduces the size of the taxable portion of an estate and can lower federal estate tax liability. A codicil naming Visitation as a beneficiary can be added to an existing will.

Those who set up bequests or other planned gifts to Visitation (and notify the school) are welcomed into the 1799 Society, given special recognition, and invited to a President's Council event each year. Please see our Planned Giving page for more information.


There are a variety of trust arrangements that can be set up that can benefit both Georgetown Visitation and your family. Through a remainder gift, a donor may contribute assets to Visitation, retaining the income from these assets for life. Through an income interest gift, a donor may contribute the income from an asset while retaining ownership of that asset. Both types of gifts can offer immediate and future tax advantages. For more details, please contact the Advancement Office.

Scholarships & Special Recognition

Endowed Scholarship

Gifts to the school's endowment can be designated to support faculty salaries, professional development programs for teachers, the general scholarship fund, or a named endowed scholarship fund that will continue to support students indefinitely.

An endowed scholarship for a Visitation student (or students) can be established in the name of the donor or in memory/honor of a student, alumna, or faculty member. In agreement with the school, the donor can establish criteria for the award of the scholarship, for example, that it should go to a minority student, a member of a large Catholic family, or a student from a particular elementary school.

The amount of the gift required to establish an endowed scholarship rises as tuition increases. For the 2019-2020 academic year, tuition is $31,200 and the following levels for endowed scholarships are now:

Full Tuition Scholarship - $700,000
Half Tuition Scholarship - $350,000
One-Fourth Tuition Scholarship - $175,000

Memorial Named Gifts

Gifts can be made in memory of a deceased relative, classmate or teacher, or in honor of living students, faculty, or alumnae.

Memorial Trees

Gradually, in accordance with our master landscape plan, new plantings are being added to the campus when old specimens need to be replaced. This allows us to offer Memorial Trees.

Memorial Trees can be given in memory of an alumna, family member, teacher, or friend. Trees are also given to honor a living member of the Visitation community. Each tree is identified with a handsome, engraved bronze plaque. A donation of $4,000 is requested to cover the cost of the tree, the planting and maintenance, and the plaque.

For More Information

For assistance about any of these ways to give, please contact the Development Office at 202.787.5676.

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