The world’s largest mutual fund company, Vanguard has invested its compassion in YSI for the past ten years.

Vanguard’s employees are regular YSI volunteers, coming every year on the company’s annual Day of Caring. They donate clothing and toys for YSI families, make donations through the United Way, and recently spent the day at the Sally Watson Center in Germantown.

Noreen Bond (Client Relationship Administrator for Vanguard) coordinated this year’s MLK Day of Service project at Sally Watson. Thanks to Noreen and her Vanguard colleagues, the kitchen counters gleamed and the toddler classroom was redecorated to feel even more nurturing and warm for the children. Check out the photos here.

We stole a few minutes of Noreen’s time to ask why Vanguard has been involved with YSI for so many years, and in so many ways. She told us:

As an investment company, an investment in children can only bring great return!
Children are the future of our success and there is great gain in taking time to invest in them.

Linda Wolohan, who manages Public Relations at Vanguard, is one of YSI’s most steadfast supporters. She served on YSI’s Board for many years before becoming an Emeritus Board Member, and remains one of its greatest champions. Linda told us about how working for Vanguard allows her to keep having an impact on families in crisis:

I have personally stayed involved with YSI because it is such an incredible organization that does so much good for people in need.
But like so many other people, I’m time-strapped, so having Vanguard’s support makes it easier to do what I can for YSI. 

Click here to read more about Vanguard’s involvement with YSI in an interview we conducted with Linda last year.