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February 21, 2017

Karin Risi, a managing director of Vanguard, has been elected to the board of trustees of Vanguard Charitable. Ms. Risi leads Vanguard's Retail Investor Group, which provides investment products, brokerage services, and advice and wealth management services to Vanguard's individual investor clients.

February 01, 2017

Nearly 30,000 charities in the United States and internationally received funding by Vanguard Charitable in 2016 through grants totaling $686 million. More than 7,400 of those charities were first-time grant recipients.

August 23, 2016

Vanguard Charitable, one of the top charitable grantmakers in the United States and a leading donor-advised fund, announced today that Kevin Cavanaugh will join the organization as chief financial officer.

May 19, 2016

The charitable giving and volunteering behaviors of younger members of a family are influenced by their elders, according to research released today by the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and Vanguard Charitable.

April 27, 2016

New rules by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have mandated to the financial industry that institutional investors of prime money market funds can no longer invest in retail prime money market funds. As an institutional client of The Vanguard Group, Vanguard Charitable is required to comply with the rule, effective on October 14, 2016.

March 24, 2016

In the world of philanthropy, women are emerging as the leading force behind some of the largest foundations and grantmaking organizations in the country--creating significant charitable impact. To demonstrate this growing importance, Inside Philanthropy released their 50 most powerful women in U.S. philanthropy list, which includes Jane Greenfield, president of Vanguard Charitable.

February 02, 2016

Vanguard Charitable, one of the largest grantmakers in the United States and a leading donor-advised fund, granted more than $717 million to charity in 2015--the organization?s largest granting year since inception.

December 21, 2015

On December 22, 2015, President Obama signed a legislative package that included making the IRA charitable rollover, a provision that allows donors age 70? and older to make up to $100,000 in tax-free contributions directly from an IRA to qualified charities, permanent.

May 08, 2015

Jane Greenfield has been named president of Vanguard Charitable, assuming the role from Benjamin Pierce who earlier this year announced his plans to retire after 17 years in the position.

May 01, 2015

A new report from the Center for State and Local Leadership at The Manhattan Institute highlights the positive impact donor-advised funds (DAF) have on American philanthropy.