Vanguard Charitable Appoints Two New Board Members
Mar 02, 2021
Malvern, Pa., March 2, 2021 - Vanguard Charitable, a leading nonprofit that sponsors donor-advised funds, announced today the appointment of two new board members, Dr. Renee Bellamy Booth and Michael S. Miller. Dr. Booth and Mr. Miller both bring years of executive leadership experience and insight to their Board roles and will be charged with driving forward the mission of Vanguard Charitable and fostering philanthropy.
“Our Board of Trustees is comprised of a dedicated team of financial and leadership experts and community leaders who are committed to long-term charitable growth,” says Jane Greenfield, President, Vanguard Charitable. “We’re excited to welcome two new members who align with our investment philosophy and represent our core values. Dr. Booth and Mr. Miller both bring a high level of experience, expertise and energy that will help us uphold our organizational integrity and maximize our philanthropic impact. We look forward to their contributions as they help guide and shape the future of Vanguard Charitable.”
Dr. Booth is an industrial organizational psychologist specializing in leadership assessment, coaching, development and motivation. She currently serves as the President of Leadership Solutions Inc., using her experience in consulting and human resources to help corporate executives achieve strategic leadership objectives. Dr. Booth is a board member of the Thomas Skelton Harrison Foundation and the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia and is a former board member at Kenexa. She also shares her knowledge as a guest lecturer at the National Black M.B.A. Association, University of Pennsylvania, Temple University, Pennsylvania State University and numerous other professional conferences.
“I’m honored to accept a role on the Vanguard Charitable Board of Trustees. Vanguard Charitable is at the forefront of philanthropy, and I look forward to advancing its vision and mission of charitable giving,” says Dr. Booth. “I hope to use my experience to enhance the organization’s leadership efforts and develop policies that improve the experience for donors.”
Mr. Miller is a former managing director at Vanguard, where his responsibilities included portfolio review, new fund development, government and public relations, communications, marketing, corporate strategy, enterprise risk management and information security until his retirement in 2015.
Before joining Vanguard, he served as CEO of a New York-based broker-dealer and as a Partner at the law firm Kirkpatrick & Lockhart (now K&L Gates) in its Washington, D.C office. A graduate of the University of Virginia and the University of Virginia School of Law, Mr. Miller now serves on the boards of the University’s Law School Foundation, Health Foundation (a board for which he chairs), and the advisory boards for the University’s Center for Politics and Temple University’s School of Medicine. He is also on the board of directors of the American Trauma Society and of two publicly traded companies - NACCO industries and Hamilton Beach.
“I’m very proud to join an organization that helps those who are philanthropically inclined to maximize their charitable impact,” says Mr. Miller. “I deeply believe that donor-advised funds are a powerful way, over the long-term and also the short-term, to help those in need. Whether it’s from the tragedy of a natural disaster, economic uncertainty arising from some crisis, or a long-term need or opportunity to really make a difference, deserving charities rely and depend on our support. Vanguard Charitable has been and will continue to be extremely effective in helping donors meet their charitable goals, and I look forward to helping guide the organization’s efforts.”
For more information about Vanguard Charitable or giving through donor-advised funds, please visit www.vanguardcharitable.org/giving-with-vc/how-it-works.
About Vanguard Charitable
Vanguard Charitable is a leading U.S. nonprofit organization that fulfills its mission to increase philanthropic giving by administering a donor-advised fund—a tax-effective way to consolidate, accrue, and grant assets to charity. Since it was founded by Vanguard  in 1997 as an independent 501(c)(3) organization, Vanguard Charitable has granted more than $10 billion to charity. More information is available at vanguardcharitable.org.
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