Grant Rawdin is founder and CEO of Wescott. He founded the firm in 1987, which grew from the tax, business and estate services he provided to clients at Duane Morris, a venerable AMLaw 100 law firm. Rawdin is an attorney, an accountant and a certified financial planner and has served as advisor to many businesses, providing strategic, ongoing and merger-and-acquisition advice. He is admitted to both the Pennsylvania and New Jersey bars.
Rawdin has been awarded accolades as a top financial advisor in the United States by Barron's (#22), CNBC (#3), Worth and numerous other media. His articles, research and advice have been regularly featured in scores of national, local, popular and industry publications. He is also a frequent guest on television and radio and a speaker on a variety of issues at national conferences.
Rawdin is a member of the Fidelity Institutional Wealth Services Advisor Council and the CNBC Financial Advisors Council and has served on the Charles Schwab Institutional Advisory Board. A leader of many financial and legal professional organizations, Rawdin 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.
Civically, Rawdin serves as chair of the board of the nationally regarded Urban Affairs Coalition. UAC's mission is to improve life's chances for young people, low‐income families and businesses by creating economic opportunities and strengthening nonprofits in urban communities. The organization runs or partners in more than 70 substantive programs and has an annual budget of over $30 million to accomplish its mission. In 2014, Rawdin was awarded the prestigious Doer Award, given by former Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell, for substantial and long‐standing contributions to the community.
Rawdin also served for more than a decade as board member and chair of People's Emergency Center, one of the largest providers of homeless shelter services, and developers of transitional and rental housing and homes for ownership. For the expansion under his stewardship, Rawdin was awarded the Imprint Award. He is also the past chair of PEC Foundation, past chair of the corporate United Way Campaign and has been on the boards of many other cultural, civic and charitable organizations.
Rawdin is a graduate of Temple University Beasley School of Law and Temple University, where he received his BA in English literature. He resides in Rydal, Pennsylvania, with his wife, Laura, and four children.