Make a Gift by Check, Stock, or IRA Distribution Check

Please make your check payable to the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, indicating your area of support on the “Memo” line (Tax ID 13-1623934). Send your check to:

Cathedral of St. John the Divine

1047 Amsterdam Avenue

New York, NY 10025

ATTN: Development Office


Giving gifts of stock directly to the Cathedral can offer tax benefits to you while supporting our ministries. Appreciated securities are those that are worth more today than when you acquired them. You may be able to:

  • Receive an immediate income tax deduction on the fair market value of your stock gift
  • Avoid capital gains tax

To make a gift of stock, or to learn more, please contact Priscilla Bayley at (212) 316-7570 or [email protected].

IRA Distribution

You can transfer assets directly from a traditional IRA to support the Cathedral, an easy, tax-efficient way for donors to make an impact. If you are 70 ½ or older, you are able to make a tax-free gift up to $100,000 directly from your traditional IRA directly to the Cathedral. If you are 72 or older, you can also use this transfer to satisfy your required minimum distribution.

How to make the gift:

  1. Contact your IRA administrator and request that a distribution be made directly to the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine.
  2. Provide your administrator with our tax ID # 13-1623934.
  3. Contact Priscilla Bayley in our Office of Gift Planning at [email protected] or (212) 316-7570.

Foundation Giving

Whatever your foundation’s impact priorities, the people and programs at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine can help achieve them. Our team will work closely with your foundation to ensure strategic alignment of priorities and report to you on the impact of your foundation’s philanthropy.

To lean more, contact Priscilla Bayley at [email protected].

Corporate Giving

Corporations and businesses can share in supporting the Cathedral’s work by making donations to support our Sunday soup kitchen, weekday food pantry, clothing closet, music and art programs, and summer camps. The Cathedral will celebrate your support of our Morningside Heights and New York Community with appropriate recognition on print and virtual media.

To learn more, contact Priscilla Bayley at [email protected].