John C. Bogle Monument
The John C. Bogle Monument
Founder of the Vanguard Group of Investment Companies
The Vanguard Campus, Valley Forge, PA
On the Vanguard campus, on a lawn near the cafeteria, stands a 7′ high bronze statue of Mr. Bogle.
When it was installed, he was sheepish about it. “I’m not sure we should’ve done it, but there it is,” he says. “It’s a good likeness, isn’t it?”
The Vanguard board commissioned the statue in 1996.
“Mr. Bogle was very humble about it,” Mr. Warren says. “I went out to his house to life-cast his face one day, and I was late. He was dressed for a board meeting, but he was very gracious and got down on the kitchen floor, and we made the mold.” Mr. Bogle asked him not to prettify his image. “Mr. Bogle had arthritis, but he told me to go ahead and show him the way he really was, so the fingers on the statue are gnarled.”