Support BMHS

Supporting the Vision of Father Moreau

The Mission of Bishop McNamara

The Dreams of Our Students

Bishop McNamara High School relies on the support of our entire community as we help each student reach their highest potential both spiritually and academically. Gifts to our school ensure that we are able to recruit and retain talented faculty and staff, offer vital financial aid and scholarship opportunities to our students, maintain our athletic fields and implement current technological resources throughout the campus. We ask that you consider a contribution to the students, the true beneficiaries of your generosity, as they reach for their dreams. Your support will ensure the future of Bishop McNamara High School and the future generations of Mustangs; your support will help foster ideals of respect, faith and service in the leaders of the future.

All gifts are tax-deductible, as Bishop McNamara is a 501-C3 organization. Whether your gift is an annual contribution, a planned gift for the future, or a gift of a real estate, your gift will help ensure that Bishop McNamara will remain a viable institution for current and future students.

For more information, go to 2015-2016 CASE Statement.
To make a gift now, go to Online Giving.

  • For information on ways to give, contact the Advancement Office at 301-735-8401 Ext. 134 or email

Memorial Tribute

Your memorial donation is a fitting tribute to someone special. Memorial and Tribute gifts allow you to honor and remember family, friends, or others in a unique way while generously supporting education at Bishop McNamara High School. To make your tribute, go to Memorial Tribute.

Spes Unica Annual Fund

Gifts of cash are available for immediate use by the school for academic programs, student resources, and faculty support. These gifts provide instantaneous tax benefits to the donor.

Scholarship Fund Giving

You may make a donation to individual Scholarship Funds, which have been set up as memorial or honorary scholarships, or scholarships endowed by certain organizations. To read more about our scholarships, go to Scholarship Funds. For information about establishing a new scholarship fund, contact L'oreal Edmondson at 301-735-8401 Ext. 136 or email here.

Matching Gifts

Many businesses and corporations match personal gifts to educational institutions made by employees, retirees, and their family and faculty support. Review the Matching Gift Options or contact your Human Relations Office. Designate the matching gift option on the Online Giving Form.

Gifts of Securities

Gifts of Assets can help your save on capital gains tax, offer a charitable income tax deduction, and give you an income tax deduction. Contact the Advancement Office at 301-735-8401 Ext. 139 or L'oreal Edmondson at Ext. 136 for more information.

Memorial and Honorary Gifts

Your memorial gift to Bishop McNamara can help to perpetuate the values that guided a loved one's life. Gifts may honor a person during his or her lifetime or commemorate a significant event.

Real Estate

Real estate can offer great potential for a charitable gift. Bishop McNamara High School will consider accepting a gift of a home, vacation property, condominium, apartment complex, undeveloped land, or other real estate.

Charitable Lead Trusts

Through a transfer of cash, securities or real estate into a Charitable Lead Trust, Bishop McNamara High School will receive income from the trust for a set number of years after which the trust principal is returned to the donor or the donor's designee at the end of the term of the trust.

Paid Up Life Insurance

If one owns an insurance police that is no longer needed for its original purpose, it can be given to the School. Bishop McNamara High School must then become the owner of the policy. In general, the donor will be entitled to an income tax deduction for the cash surrender value and can deduct the amount of future Premiums paid to Bishop McNamara High School.

Bequests and Other Forms of Planned Gifts

Other planned gift options are available. To learn more about them, please contact the Advancement Office.

Personal Property

Gifts of assets such as cars, jewelry, and boats are also welcomed. You generally get a tax deduction for the full fair market value.
Message from Dr. David Harmon '84


Bishop McNamara High School
6800 Marlboro Pike, Forestville, MD 20747
Phone: 301.735.8401
Fax: 301.735.0934
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