your Support can take many forms

Your financial support ensures that immigrants receive the education and support they need to achieve their goals.

Your gifts are used to cover general operations, multicultural outreach, community services and health fairs, workforce preparation services, and educational resources such as:

  • Teacher training and materials
  • Student textbooks and/or eBooks
  • Tuition assistance for those unable to pay

Cash donations of any amount are greatly appreciated. To make your gift, either mail a check to the address below OR use our secure online donation service

But financial support can also take the form of...


Sustaining Donations

Give a gift that keeps on giving:  establish a recurring automatic donation to WEC through our secure online donation service.

Employer Gift Matching

You can often double the value of your gift if your employer matches charitable donations. Speak with your employer's corporate team to obtain donation match guidance.

Securities Gift Transfers

A gift of appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual funds can offer tax-savings benefits-- i.e. a gift transfer of securities to WEC does not incur the capital gains tax of an asset sale.


Life Insurance Policy Gifts

Insurance policies originally purchased to support minor children who are now grown may have a significant cash value which can make a generous charitable gift.

Retirement Plan distributions

Making a Qualified Charitable Distribution from an IRA can count toward your required minimum distribution and reduce income taxes.

Join THE Legacy Society

Planned giving is relatively easy to establish, and it can be adjusted should you ever need the assets during your lifetime or if your gift-giving goals change. By establishing WEC as a recipient through a bequest in your estate plan, you become a member of our Legacy Society—a distinguished community of like-minded philanthropists.​​

Giving Spotlight

Joan's grandfather was an immigrant whose schooling ended when he arrived in the US and went to work at age 14. Although he achieved success in business, he keenly felt the lack of formal education. He passed on to his heirs an abiding commitment to helping others climb the educational ladder.

First, Joan became a WEC volunteer teacher and donor. Then, she encouraged her family to give, as well. Today, Joan, her two adult children, and her sister all donate to WEC in different ways. Joan and her sister have donated appreciated shares of stock. Joan's son doubles the value of his donation through his company's matching gift program. And her daughter contribute to Giving Tuesday. Joan is also a member of the Legacy Society—providing for WEC in her will.


WEC's leadership team works diligently to ensure that financial support is directed toward our mission of providing excellent and affordable English classes and workforce programs to adult immigrants. Your support enables us to recruit and train volunteer teachers, tutors, and coaches to provide high-quality services to our students.

Our success has been noted! WEC has once again been designated a featured nonprofit in the Greater Washington Catalogue for Philanthropy. We were first selected for the Catalogue’s roster in the 2005-2006 cycle, and we are proud that WEC continues to meet the Catalogue’s high standards.

To quote Barbara Harman, Founder and President of the Catalogue: “People want to know where to give and they need trusted information. Based on our in-depth review, we believe that Washington English Center is one of the best community based nonprofits in the region.”


If you would like to discuss a potential special gift in more detail, please call (202) 800-4683.

Washington English Center is recognized as a nonprofit organization by the Internal Revenue Service under IRS Code Section 501(c)(3). WEC's Tax Identification Number is 52-2106206.

Foundation and Government support

WEC's general operations and, in some cases, specific programs are made possible by the generous support of private foundations in the Washington, DC, region and from around the country—as well as funding through DC Government. Some of the entities that support our work are shown below:

The logo for the Crimsonbridge Foundation

Kettering Family Philanthropies