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) organization 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.


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

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

Thomas E. Lanctot

William Blair & Company, retired head of Debt Capital Markets

Thomas E. Lanctot

  • William Blair & Company, retired head of Debt Capital Markets
  • Big Shoulders Fund, executive committee and board member
  • Illinois Institute of Technology, trustee and executive committee member
  • Chicago Botanic Garden, vice chairman, executive committee and board member
  • Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, director

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:

Meet our leadership

Jane G. Greenfield


Jane G. Greenfield

Jane Greenfield is president of Vanguard Charitable, a national donor-advised fund and one of the nation's top grantmakers. Prior to joining Vanguard Charitable in 2015, Jane held a number of positions as a principal at Vanguard in the Institutional, Retail, and Financial divisions.

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.

Rebecca Moffett

Chief Strategic Planning Officer

Rebecca Moffett

Rebecca's a longtime Vanguard Charitable employee with 10 years of experience with donor-advised funds. She oversees marketing, strategic planning, and team management. Focused on building awareness of the benefits of strategic philanthropy, Rebecca is committed to improving donors' giving experiences.

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.

Carla Ries

Director of Operations

Carla Ries

With more than 14 years at Vanguard Charitable, Carla currently leads operations, with a strong focus on efficiency gains and client experience. Carla earned her bachelor's and master's degrees from Villanova University. She is a Project Management Institute®-certified Project Management Professional (PMP)®

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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