Leaders in the Community

Creating a Positive Impact in the Communities We Serve


Since 1987, we have sought to improve the places where we live and work by partnering with and giving back to area charities, philanthropic organizations, educational and civic groups. With the support of the firm and our Volunteer Time Off (VTO) Program, many of our principals and team members volunteer with, or have active leadership roles in, a number of organizations vital to our local communities.  Some include:

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Urban Affairs Coalition

Grant Rawdin, Founder and CEO, served as Chair of the Board for eight years of the nationally regarded Urban Affairs Coalition and continues to serve as their Chair Emeritus and Vice-Chair.  Their mission is to improve life’s chances for young people, low-income families and businesses by creating economic opportunities and strengthening non-profits in urban communities. UAC runs, or partners, in more than 70 substantive programs and has an annual budget over $30 million to accomplish its mission. It unites government, business, neighborhoods, and individual initiatives to improve the quality of life in the region and solve emerging issues.  Learn more about Wescott’s long-standing relationship with UAC here.

Barnes Foundation

Wescott Financial is a proud supporter of The Barnes Foundation’s Corporate Council program, which provides vital funding for K-8 educational programs for underserved students in the School District of Philadelphia and the surrounding communities. Grant Rawdin, Founder and CEO, is a member of the Foundation’s Professional Advisors Council, deepening the firm’s involvement in Philadelphia’s cultural community.

Temple University Beasley School of Law

Grant Rawdin, Founder and CEO, currently serves as a member of the Board of Visitors of the Temple University Beasley School of Law, and as President of the Law School Foundation. He has also been inducted into Temple University’s Gallery of Success, an elite group of alumni who have established notable careers in their fields of study. Temple University Beasley School of Law is committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. It seeks to maintain and strengthen its longstanding tradition of accessibility and diversity in order to pursue the goals of excellence in higher education and equal justice under the law.

Uplift Center for Grieving Children

Dave Lafferty, Partner and Senior Financial Advisor, is a committed supporter of Uplift Center for Grieving Children. He proudly served as a member of their Board of Directors for many years.  Uplift Center for Grieving Children’s mission is to help children grieving a death to heal and grow through their grief while strengthening families, communities and professionals’ understanding of how best to respond to their needs.  Learn more about Wescott’s long-standing relationship with Uplift here.

Philadelphia Reads

Donating an hour of their time each week during the school year, Wescott Team Members are proud to partner with the Philadelphia Reads program.  Through reading and engaging with the students, they strive to strengthen the literacy skills of Philadelphia’s youngest and neediest school children. Philadelphia Reads was formed to enhance the literacy experiences of Philadelphia’s students in kindergarten through third grade, ensuring that they will be able to read well and independently. The organization works with individuals, schools, community and faith-based organizations and businesses to provide mentors, resources and advocacy for in-school, after school and summer programs.

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