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Veteran Welcome Home Program

We are proud to share the smiling faces of the veterans we serve and our veteran projects!

 In 2014, we launched Welcome Home, our veteran support program, expanding our services and providing much needed assistance to our veterans and their families. Thousands of veteran families have received support through this program!

Our Welcome Home program fills a gap in support our veteran community receives today, by helping to prevent homelessness and provide a hand-up for our veterans experiencing poverty today. Working with the PAServes network, Welcome Home provides support for veterans in need by helping to defray the costs associated with establishing a new home.

How do we do this? Our culture has a tradition of providing house warming gifts to friends and families moving into a new home. OTA extends this tradition, by providing gifts that help veterans and their families establish residence. We all know that moving into a new home can be stressful and costly. In the case of our homeless veterans, they enter new homes with only the clothes on their backs. A critical component of their full recovery and transition into civilian life is that they be healthy, rested and comfortable. To that end, OTA provides these families with a good bed and mattress, and essential household items to give them the best possible environment in which to live.

The main image depicted here are the items in a standard Welcome Home gift that we provide.

Sponsorship Donation Amount Items
Veterans Welcome Home Kit $750 Pots, pans, dishes, laundry supplies, towels, sheets, bathroom and cleaning items.
Single Adult Veteran $1,000 Full size bed, mattress set, Welcome Home Kit
Adult Couple $1,500 Queen Size Bed, mattress set, Welcome Home Kit
Family of Four $2,000 Queen size bed, twin beds, mattress sets, Welcome Home Kit

You can help by sponsoring a veteran and their family.

Help our organization by donating. Any amount helps! Thank you.

The need for support and appreciation from the community is critical for our troops and our veterans. We continue to support our troops and now serve our veterans because of YOUR ongoing, generous support.

David leads the build-out of First Commonwealth’s advisory talent, with a particular emphasis on retirement and estate planning, and customized investment solutions. He is committed to providing a culture of customization and flexibility, ensuring superior service to the client.  

Before joining First Commonwealth, he served as Senior Vice President and Managing Director at FNB Wealth Management, responsible for the organization’s wealth management sales strategy, revenue retention efforts, investment agency accounts, employee benefit plans, foundations, endowments and trustee relationships. He also spent time at Federated Investors and PNC Wealth Management earlier in his career.  

David is a Certified Public Accountant, earning his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from John Carroll University in Ohio and received his MBA from Robert Morris College in Pittsburgh.

Lesley brings over 25 years of experience in financial services, focusing on Insurance & Annuity marketing, product and distribution. Before Joining GBU, Lesley served as the CMO and Head of Distribution for Knighthead Annuity & Life Assurance Company, as founding leader driving the company’s growth to over $2 Billion in assets under management. Lesley spent 20 years with Prudential Financial as SVP, Relationship Management for Prudential’s annuity business, responsible for the management, business development, sales, and marketing for the firm’s 300 institutional clients. She grew sales from under $10 billion a year to over $21 Billion, becoming the largest distributor of annuities in the industry.

As a senior executive, Lesley’s passion is around growing, developing, and evolving businesses, while leveraging the strengths that already exist in the business. She works to understand the culture, the business framework, and the people, shaping her determination to build high-performance teams and successful organizations. Lesley holds B.A. In Economics & Political Science from Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA.