Giving Back

Our Commitment to Our Community

We are committed to actively supporting our local community by volunteering for philanthropic events and contributing to charitable foundations.

Several of the organizations and foundations we have supported include:

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Ashley Participates in The Second Step Video Premiere as Organization Board Member

May 12, 2021

This May, Ashley volunteered with The Second Step, aiding in their video premiere, Plant a Seed: Stories of Strength. A community of survivors, advocates, and volunteers, The Second Step fosters the safety, stability, and well-being of those who have experienced domestic violence. By providing safety planning, legal advocacy, counseling, peer support, transitional housing, and other comprehensive services to adults, youth, and children in the greater Boston area and MetroWest, The Second Step helps domestic violence survivors take their first step away from violence. As a board member of The Second Step, this month Ashley helped the organization plan its video premiere during which survivors and staff reflected on the challenges and triumphs of the past year.

To learn more about The Second Step, click here.

Ashley Helps Coordinate The WAVE Foundation 2021 Virtual Gala as Organization Board Member

March 20, 2021

Due to COVID, this past year charitable organizations have been forced to hold what would have been in-person fundraisers online. Despite this, The WAVE Foundation continues to successfully raise money to support survivors of domestic abuse, sexual assault, and sex trafficking.

As a board member of The WAVE Foundation, Ashley had the opportunity to help organize and plan the charity's annual philanthropic gala this month. With their 2021 Virtual Gala, The WAVE Foundation successfully raised $63,710 to support survivors. By partnering with law firms and corporations, The WAVE Foundation hopes to create a community of legal support for survivors and a future of nonviolent, healthy relationships and communities.

To learn more about The WAVE Foundation, click here.

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Seattle Seahawk Tyler Ott and Ashley Ott Donate to Newton Based Charity

December 2, 2019

The Second Step, a Newton-based domestic violence organization, recently announced a partnership with Ashley and Tyler Ott for the NFL’s My Cause My Cleats campaign.

Tyler Ott, a graduate of Harvard University, started his NFL career as a member of the New England Patriots and is currently entering his third season as the long snapper for the Seattle Seahawks. His wife, Ashley, is a board member of The Second Step, which provides critical services, housing, and support to families impacted by domestic violence who need to make a fresh start.

The Otts have commissioned local artist Julieanne Strom Brill to design Tyler’s cleats that he will wear for week 14 of the NFL season. Following the game, The NFL will host an online auction, and 100 percent of proceeds raised by Tyler’s cleats will be donated to The Second Step.

To learn more about The Second Step, click here.

David and Ashley Volunteer with Commonwealth Cares at National Conference

October 2, 2019

While in Denver, David and Ashley donated their time to an afternoon of giving back. Along with a peer group of more than 200 advisors, guests, and home office staff, David and Ashley helped assemble and package a remarkable 19,600 nutritious dried-soup meals supporting Conscious Alliance. These meals will be distributed to the organization’s network of food pantries and schools serving low-income students—providing high-quality food that encourages families to eat healthy together.

To learn more about Conscious Alliance, click here.









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Ashley Volunteers with the Seahawks Women's Association

September 24, 2019

Along with other Seattle Seahawks players' wives, Ashley attended the SWA Day of Service- this year, benefitting the residents of Mary's Place Family Center in Seattle, WA.  Mary's Place is a community non-profit that provides shelter and services for women, children, and families as they make their way out of homelessness. 

The SWA Day of Service was dedicated to the young residents of Mary's Place to give them a "day of beauty."  The wives of the Seattle Seahawks served lunch and then spent the afternoon providing residents with fun beauty activities: nail polishing, hair, and makeup along with donating items such as new hairbrushes, jewelry, and scarves. 

The Seahawks Women's Association also donated undergarments and socks for the residents in addition to the fun activities at the afternoon event. 

To learn more about Mary's Place, click here.

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Ashley and Husband Tyler Volunteer for the Perkins School for the Blind's Annual Easter Egg Hunt

April 7, 2019

Vantage Point Financial partnered with Lightship Wealth Strategies, Inc. to hide over 3,000 beeping Easter eggs for Perkins School for the Blind’s annual Easter Egg Hunt. There were over 400 students, the largest event since it was started 7 years ago.



Research Analyst Intern, Jade Volunteers for the Walk to Defeat ALS

October 6, 2019

On Sunday, October 6, 2019, our Research Analyst Intern, Jade, volunteered for the North Shore Walk to Defeat ALS. The walk took place on the beautiful campus of Endicott College, where Jade attends school. Jade and her ice hockey teammates helped with the set-up process, checking participants in and cheering participants on as they united together, walking to end ALS.

The event was quite moving as 50 teams consisting of over 400 participants came together to honor loved ones, fight for those affected, and raise funds. This is Jade’s fourth year volunteering for the event, and every year she is amazed by the ALS community as they are so upbeat.  

To learn more about The ALS Association, click here.





David and Ashley Sponsor The Second Step

April 12, 2019

Vantage Point Financial partners, David Griswold and Ashley Ott were proud to sponsor The Second Step, Celebrating Success Gala last night! A powerful and inspirational evening, bringing together individuals and businesses from Greater Boston to support survivors of domestic violence.

To learn more about The Second Step, please click here.

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