About Us


Washington, DC

The Chapter was founded and accredited within the Washington Archdiocese on November 5, 1985. The Friends of John Paul II Foundation is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible. Walter Zachariasiewicz was the driving force that established the Friends of John Paul II Foundation in Washington, DC and other chapters in the United States. There are over 44 Chapters of the Friends of John Paul II Foundation in 16 countries and 4 continents.

Major Objectives, Purpose, and Activities

  • Promote the legacy, ideals, and teachings of Saint John Paul II through programs and events.
  • Financially support the Foundation in Rome by sending donations, membership dues, bequests from wills and fundraising events.
  • Celebrate the birthdate of Karol Wojtyla (May 18) with a Special Event (Mass, Speaker, and Reception).
  • Celebrate the date he was elected Pope (October 16) with a formal event called “Wadowice-on-the-Potomac”. (Wadowice is the birthplace of Karol Wojtyla)

Please Note: A copy of our bylaws can be obtained by clicking here.

Please Note: All gifts including stocks, bonds, mutual funds, last wills, and testaments are always welcome.