Working together, the leadership for Truman Charities,  will organize events, partner with local and national organizations, raise funds to further causes and positively impact lives.

Co-Founders |  Truman Charities

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Jerry Truman                              

Truman Wealth Management Group      



Jamie Truman

Truman Charities Podcast Host


Jerry Truman is a Senior Vice President - Financial Advisor for Truman Wealth Management Group at RBC.  He has been a financial advisor for over twenty years.  Jamie Truman hosts our Podcast and runs Truman Charities while staying at home with their two young boys.  Jerry began Truman Charities by throwing a simple party with friends, family and a bucket for donations.  Now almost eleven years later it has become an organization that has raised over 1 million dollars for various different charities. Jerry and Jamie have three sons Zack, Dominic and Antonio Truman.  

Co-Founders |  Truman Charities


Jon Depersig                             

JSD Construction Services



Wendy Caputo                              

Casleigh Consulting




Jon Depersig is the President/Owner of JSD Construction Services building light gauge and structural steel commercial buildings.  Jon’s expertise is in building self-storage facilities but through JSD has expanded to retail centers, warehouses, churches and many others.  Wendy Caputo is the President/Owner of Casleigh Consulting and leads a highly successful small, minority/woman-owned consulting business.  She also runs the operations for JSD Construction Services.  Between Wendy’s keen sense of party planning and Jon’s excellent skills in the kitchen they have helped Truman Charities almost raise one million dollars for various different charities.  Between the two of them they have three girls, Sydney, Kayla, Maita and one boy Isaac.

Board Member |  Truman Charities

Rob Mercer

Business/Job Title   Branch Manager



Rob grew up in Teaneck New Jersey before attending the University of Maryland where he completed his studies in 1987 with a marketing degree.  Rob is  a zealous Terps Fan and holds season tickets for Maryland basketball and football and has for more than 30 years! Rob and his wife Pam are the proud parents of three children; Charlotte, Bridget, and Hobson.  They have lived in Bethesda for the past 22 years and Rob has coached his kids in Baseball and Basketball.  Rob recently served as President for The Metro Bethesda Rotary Club and is involved as a volunteer in many local charities.  Rob has been  a Mortgage Loan Originator since September 1989 and  Joined First Home Mortgage in 2007 to open and manage the Silver Spring  and Bethesda offices. Rob has consistently achieved President’s Club/Chairman’s Club status, ranking in the top one percent of all Loan Officers Nationally for the past 10 years.

Board Member |  Truman Charities



Associate Broker - Licensed in MD/DC 


Don is an Associate Broker and a real estate professional with over 25 years of experience. He graduated from the University of Maryland with a B.S./B.A. degree in Business Finance and Communications. In addition to building his successful real estate business, Don served as the manager of a successful local brokerage office. 

He has been helping buyers and sellers of residential property in DC and MD since 1991. He prides himself in providing exceptional personal service to his clients. Don believes that one of the most important aspects of real estate is staying educated. That is why he obtained his broker’s license and graduated from the Realtor Institute.‬ 

Don enjoys giving back to his community. He really enjoyed chairing the American Heart Walk in Bethesda and raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for a great cause. When his daughter was at Stone Ridge, Don was a member of the Development committee; he chaired the Annual Fund when it raised one million dollars for the first time. He is currently a member of the Metro Bethesda Rotary and past president where he helps raise money for local, national and international projects. 

When he is not selling real estate or volunteering, you can find him traveling, scuba diving or at the gym. He always has the time to help his clients with their real estate needs.

Board Member |  Truman Charities

Russell Lacey

President - Electric Advisors 


President of Electric Advisors, Russell Lacey has been an active part of the business community for over 20 years.  Before starting Electric Advisors, he managed the production offices for bank-owned mortgage operations for CitiBank, Chase Manhattan, and Washington Mutual.   During those years he was, and continues to be, involved in business community activity through various chambers of commerce and professional organizations related to his field of employment.   


Russell has a strong commitment to the growth of the company, the retention of the customer base, and the continuation of excellent customer service.  With a strong commitment to the community as well, Russell is also active in his local Rotary Club and is the incoming President of the Great Bethesda Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce. 

Charitable Event Coordinator |  Truman Charities

Ashlea Hickman 


Ashlea Hickman’s philanthropic work goes back to her childhood when she was an Angel for The Salvation Army and participated in numerous other charitable events. Raised in Darnestown, MD, she graduated from Northwest HS in Montgomery County, MD in 2004 and attended Montgomery County Community College and Full Sail University in Winter Park, FL. She joined Jeremy & Daughters, and by extension Kids In Need Distributors (KIND) in 2016 and has been a regular volunteer in nearly every aspect of KIND’s daily operations

Ambassador |  Truman Charities

Sydney Pizza

I am a current senior at walter johnson, and will be going to the university of delaware to study business and minor in spanish. I am an amateur skimboarder and have been skimming since I was six and have traveled all over the world. Ive been helping with Truman Charities since I was six. With the help of truman charities when I was six i raised just over six thousand dollars to buy chromebooks and school supplies for a primary school in Eleuthera, Bahamas



Ambassador |  Truman Charities

Zack Truman

My name is Zack Truman. I’m 17 and I’m a junior at Walter Johnson high school. I’ve been helping my family with Truman charities since I was about 6 years old. I first started public speaking at our charity events when I was very young, it really helped build my confidence. I love working with Truman charities and I love helping my family with all of the events. Helping people in need is something I am passionate about and I want to help as many people as I can, now and in the future. I hope to continue supporting Truman Charities and keep helping people in need and one day being a leader of Truman Charities 

Lets reach our goals

$ 1,200,000