Create Your Catholic Legacy

Each day, we write part of our story – a story which includes a legacy passed down to the next generation. If an important part of your life’s story is your relationship with The Basilica of St. Mary, then there is no better way to honor that relationship than to create a lasting legacy. Your generosity will shape the future of the Basilica and will help spread the Catholic faith in Alexandria and beyond for generations to come.

Members of the 1795 Legacy Society have included The Basilica of St. Mary’s in their estate plans.  In recognition of the generosity and this commitment, 1795 Legacy Society members receive:

  • Satisfaction in understanding that their gift will make a lasting difference
  • A special certificate, which can be proudly displayed at their home or office
  • Reception of a bi-annual newsletters with updates on news from the Basilica
  • A custom lapel pin
  • Special recognition at the Basilica with invitation to an annual luncheon
  • Listing in the Honor Roll of Donors

Join the 1795 Legacy Society

There are several ways to join.  Establishing Life Income Gifts, such as a Charitable Annuity and Charitable Remainder Trusts, allows you to provide for the Basilica while also receiving guaranteed income for life.

Estate Planning, including The Basilica of St. Mary in your will, is perhaps the simplest way to include the Basilica in your planned giving intentions. Naming the Basilica as the beneficiary of your life insurance policy and/or retirement plan is another way to participate in the 1795 Legacy Society.

Contact Us

For more information, please fill out the form below or contact Trish Weiler, Director of Finance, at or (703) 836-4100.

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