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April 10, 2008

The New Global Economy: Insights from an Investment Giant

John C. (Jack) Bogle
Retired CEO and Founder, The Vanguard Group

The M.I.T. Club of The Delaware Valley and Columbia Club of Philadelphia are pleased to welcome Jack Bogle, founder of The Vanguard Group and President of Vanguard’s Bogle Financial Markets Research. He created Vanguard in 1974 and served as Chairman and Executive Officer until 1996. He graduated from Princeton University magna cum laude in Economics in 1951.

The Vanguard Group is one of the two largest mutual fund organizations in the world. Headquartered in Malvern, PA, Vanguard comprises 120 mutual funds with assets totaling well over $1 trillion. The story of his life and career is told in John Bogle, the Vanguard Experiment: One Man’s quest to Transform the Mutual Industry, by Robert Slater (1996).

In 2004, TIME magazine named Mr. Bogle as one of the world’s 100 most powerful and influential people, and Institutional Investor presented him its Lifetime Achievement Award. In 1999, Fortune designated him as one of the investment industry’s four “Giants of the 20th Century.” In the same year, he received the Woodrow Wilson Award from Princeton University for “distinguished achievement in the Nation’s service.” In 1997, he was named one of the “Most Distinguished Leaders of the 20th Century” in Leadership in Financial Services. In 1998, he was presented the Award for Professional Excellence from the Association for Investment Management and Research. In 1999, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Fixed Income Analysts, Inc.

As we get closer to this extraordinary meeting, there is an opportunity to submit questions or topics you would like Mr. Bogle to address. Please send your suggestions to Jim Gassaway at jmgass39@yahoo.com. So, sign up today, and send Jim your thoughts to pass on to Mr. Bogle.

Date: Thursday, April 10, 2008

Time: 6:00 - Social Hour with hearty hors d'oeuvres
         7:00 - Program, followed by book signing

Location: The Union League of Philadelphia, Grant Room
         140 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
         Phone: 215-563-6500
         Union League Web site
         Union League Directions & Parking

Cost: $30 for Dues-paying MIT Club members and their guests
        $40 for non-members
        $20 for young alum (graduated '98-'07) Club Members
        $30 for young alum (graduated '98-'07) Non-Members

Reservations -- via the MIT Infinite Connection (by Monday April 7):

Club Membership -- Join or Renew on-line:

For Questions: Jim Gassaway, 610-328-5583
         e-mail: jmgass39@yahoo.com

Dress: Business attire

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