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Vanguard Charitable welcomes chief financial officer

1/23/18

Vanguard Charitable is pleased to announce that Mark Froehlich joined the organization as its chief financial officer (CFO) on January 14, 2019. Mark is joining Vanguard Charitable after serving in the same role at The Philadelphia Foundation, one of the nation's oldest and most respected community foundations.

"We are thrilled to have Mark join our team,” said President Jane Greenfield. “Mark brings deep experience in nonprofit financial management and passion for our mission. His innovative thinking will be invaluable as Vanguard Charitable continually works to better serve our clients and nonprofit partners."

As CFO of The Philadelphia Foundation, Mark oversaw financial management and stewardship of the foundation's assets, implementation of financial policies and procedures, management of finance and technology staff, and management of key service areas, including fiscal sponsorships and private foundation services. Previously, Mark managed the accounting and financial reporting functions for William Penn Foundation, a family foundation committed to the Philadelphia region.

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.

“Having spent the past decade supporting two of the Philadelphia region’s largest private and community foundations, I have a deep appreciation for the important role of philanthropy. I am honored to join Vanguard Charitable and excited to support the team as we work to increase philanthropy and maximize its impact nationally and around the globe.”

For more than 20 years, Vanguard Charitable has grown to become one of the largest grantmaking organizations in the United States, issuing billions of dollars in grants to charities, and supporting an ever-growing number of donors in their philanthropic pursuits.