About Us

We make charitable giving easy, convenient, and smart. We are Vanguard Charitable. We believe that the easiest, smartest, and most convenient way to fulfill your philanthropic goals is through a donor-advised fund, a tax-effective way to consolidate, accrue, and grant your assets to charity.

About Us

We make charitable giving easy, convenient, and smart. We are Vanguard Charitable. We believe that the easiest, smartest, and most convenient way to fulfill your philanthropic goals is through a donor-advised fund, a tax-effective way to consolidate, accrue, and grant your assets to charity.

About Us

We make charitable giving easy, convenient, and smart. We are Vanguard Charitable. We believe that the easiest, smartest, and most convenient way to fulfill your philanthropic goals is through a donor-advised fund, a tax-effective way to consolidate, accrue, and grant your assets to charity.

Our mission is clear: To increase philanthropy and maximize its impact over time. To reach our mission, we must first help you reach yours.

Time-tested principles guide us. We were founded by Vanguard in 1997 as an independent 501(c)(3) public charity and we stand by Vanguard’s commitment to diversification, transparency, and cost-effective service. We strongly align with Vanguard's principled investment philosophy and believe in the importance of long-term, strategic charitable planning through a donor-advised fund. Interested in learning more about the Vanguard and Vanguard Charitable Connection? Learn more here.

 

We stand by our values. We at Vanguard Charitable approach each day with empathy, kindness, and reflection. We are committed to diversity and inclusion within our workplace, and a more just and giving world outside.

Meet our Board of Trustees

Tasked with governing our overall strategy and effectiveness, our Board of Trustees oversees policies and promotes integrity and accountability throughout the organization.

John J. Brennan

Vanguard, chairman emeritus and senior advisor

John J. Brennan

  • Vanguard, chairman emeritus and senior advisor
  • American Express, board member
  • Rockefeller Capital Management, board member
  • University of Notre Dame, chairman of the board

Dr. Renee Bellamy Booth

Leadership Solutions Inc., President

Dr. Renee Bellamy Booth

  • Leadership Solutions Inc., President
  • Thomas Skelton Harrison Foundation, trustee
  • Franklin Institute, trustee

Vikram H. Dewan

Philadelphia Zoo, president and CEO

Vikram H. Dewan

  • Philadelphia Zoo, president and CEO
  • Wachovia Bank, Philadelphia and Delaware region, former president
  • Mayor's Advisory Council, board member

Pamela Dippel Choney

Wellington Management Company, LLP, retired partner and senior vice president

Pamela Dippel Choney

  • Wellington Management Company, LLP, retired partner and senior vice president
  • Wellesley (MA) Scholarship Foundation, advisory board member
  • Social Finance US, director

Michael F. Holland

Holland & Company, LLC investment firm, chairman

Michael F. Holland

  • Holland & Company, LLC investment firm, chairman
  • State Street Master Funds, co-chairman
  • The China Fund, Inc., director
  • The Taiwan Fund, Inc., director
  • The Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States, trustee emeritus

Michael S. Miller

The Vanguard Group, retired Managing Director

Michael S. Miller

  • The Vanguard Group, retired Managing Director
  • UVA Health Foundation, Board Chair
  • University of Virginia Law School Foundation, trustee
  • Hamilton Beach, director

Meet our leadership

Fueled by the mission of increasing philanthropy in the U.S., our leadership team is dedicated to helping you make a charitable impact through strategic and thoughtful philanthropy. Learn more about our leadership team:

Rebecca Moffett

President

Rebecca Moffett

Rebecca is the president of Vanguard Charitable, a national donor-advised fund provider and one of the nation's top grantmakers. As a long-time donor-advised fund leader and advocate, Rebecca focuses on furthering the benefits of giving for donors, nonprofit partners, and communities around the globe. She has earned her bachelor’s degree and MBA from Saint Joseph’s University.

Carol Dow

Chief Information Officer

Carol Dow

With decades of IT leadership, Carol oversees the technology strategy and portfolio for Vanguard Charitable. Prior to joining Vanguard Charitable, Carol served as a Vanguard principal in Global Investment Financial Systems and served as Vanguard’s Chief Technology Officer.

Ann Gill

Chief Philanthropic Officer

Ann Gill

Ann joined Vanguard Charitable in September 2013 following a multi-decade career in banking with Wells Fargo and its predecessor banks. Ann's experience is in leading various sales, service, and credit teams focused on the financial institutions, healthcare, and most recently higher education and nonprofit banking sectors.

Mark Froehlich

Chief Financial Officer

Mark Froehlich

Prior to Vanguard Charitable, Mark was the CFO of The Philadelphia Foundation. Mark is a CPA and holds an MBA from Temple University's Fox School of Business. Mark’s strong connection with the not-for-profit sector stems from his training as a classical violinist and his affinity for Philadelphia's arts organizations.

Jodi Rosen

Director of Business and Product Development

Jodi Rosen

Jodi brings over 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector and the donor advised fund industry, and serves as an advocate for both philanthropists and the nonprofit community. She has responsibilities including business and strategic product development. Jodi is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP®).

Elaine Kenig

Director of Communications and Strategy

Elaine Kenig

In her role leading communications, analytics, and strategic planning, Elaine focuses on building awareness of the benefits of strategic philanthropy and improving donors' giving experiences. Elaine earned her bachelor's degree from Lehigh University and master’s in public administration from the University of Pennsylvania. She holds a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP®) designation.

D. Deone Powell

General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer

D. Deone Powell

Deone serves as inaugural general counsel and chief legal officer, bringing his law expertise to further Vanguard Charitable’s mission and increase donor impact. Deone previously built and led the legal department at Philadelphia FIGHT, a nonprofit community health system focused on culturally competent care. He is a UNC-Chapel Hill and Temple Law alumnus.

Our financial accountability

As your philanthropic partner and a leader in the nonprofit sector, we set high standards for our financial accountability, fiscal responsibility, and transparency. Below find our: Annual tax return, fiscal activity, and employee policies. If you have any questions about our financial or operational policies, please contact us.

 

Annual tax return

Review our IRS Form 990, detailing our assets, receipts, expenditures, grant distributions, officer compensation, and more.

IRS Form 990

Fiscal Activity

Review our financial statements as audited and approved by an independent third party for the most recent fiscal year. 

Financial Statements

Employee Policies

Review our Code of Ethics, Conflict of Interest, and Whistle-blower Policies.

Code of Ethics

 

Conflict of Interest

 

Whistle-blower Policy

 

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