Vanguard Public Foundation

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The Vanguard Public Foundation was formed in 1972 as a grantmaking foundation to support left-of-center oriented programs. The organization’s nonprofit status was suspended when it was discovered that the previous president, Hari J. Dillon, diverted funds from the organization into his own account. 1


  1. “Former President and Executive Director of Vanguard Public Foundation Sentenced to 40 Months in Prison for Fraud and Money Laundering.” San Francisco Division. U.S. Department of Justice. 29 Jan. 2013.
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