Moffett: My philanthropic roots lie with my family and my education. My grandfather was a steadfast supporter of many charities, and my mother was a special education teacher. When I was a student at St. Joseph’s University, the Jesuit tradition of being “with and for others” really resonated with me.
At Vanguard Charitable, I get to work with so many generous people and organizations every day that it’s impossible not to be inspired.
As you may know, donors who set up donor-advised funds (DAFs) with Vanguard Charitable can recommend when, where, and how to make grants from the donated assets. Having low-cost, well-constructed investments has enabled our donors to grow these assets—all for the benefit of their favorite charities. Seeing how our donors have used DAFs’ unique flexibility to respond to COVID-19, hurricanes, wildfires, the war in Ukraine, and more, all while remaining dedicated to their long-term giving plans, has been incredibly rewarding, as DAFs have proven to be an indispensable lifeline for charities. And Vanguard Charitable team members work tirelessly to make this all happen. I am surrounded by inspiration.