Lloyd E. Williams, Jr., was born on January 4, 1938 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. His family moved to South Florida and Lloyd graduated from Stetson University. He began his professional career at Florida Power and Light, but worked as a builder on the side.
Then in 1967, Lloyd borrowed $5,000, bought a pickup truck and started his own home construction business. With former partner Mike Bruce, Lloyd established Bruce Williams Homes in 1969. More than 30 years and thousands of homes later, Bruce Williams Homes became one of the largest, locally based home builders in Manatee County.
Lloyd Williams served as President of the Home Builders Associations of both Pinellas and Manatee Counties. Widely respected as a family man, a man of faith and a community leader, Lloyd Williams helped families “build their dreams.”
This scholarship, established in Lloyd’s honor by his friends and associates in the Home Builders Association of Manatee County, will enable young people to “build their dreams” through their pursuit of higher education and training in construction and the building trades.
|Olive Boyles-Golden Scholarship
Olive Boyles was born on March 4, 1904 and grew up in Swissvale, PA. She attended the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Tech studying dentistry, pattern making and fashion design.
Having a thirst for knowledge, she continued to expand her mind through courses in real estate, painting, and music.
She was a member of the Pittsburgh Business & Professional Women’s Club, the Eastern Star and the Tampa Women’s Club. She worked for an investment group in the Orlando area, quickly grasping the fundamentals of investing.
It was her interest in investing that inspired her to leave money to create a scholarship hoping to encourage young women to pursue a career in the financial arena.