gerald-williams-web.jpgWEST PALM BEACH — The inaugural Gerald A. Williams Legacy Foundation Charity Open will take place on Saturday, Oct. 20 at the President Country Club, 2300 Presidential Way in West Palm Beach.

Proceeds from the Charity Open will benefit the Gerald A. Williams, Esq. Law Academy Scholarship Fund at the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties, and the Gerald A. Williams Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. 

The foundation and event host committee invite all citizens to join them for a day of golf, recognition and fun. Registration for the Charity Open is $150 per person and $500 for a foursome. Sponsorships at various levels are available. For additional information about the Charity Open visit or call 1-877-252-2577, ext. 222.


The Charity Open Host Committee includes members from the business, legal, academic and religious communities who are contributing time and resources to the fundraising event in honor of the late Gerald A. Williams, a re-vered friend and colleague.

Williams’ lifelong work in the areas of labor and employment law, and public education, helped to empower men, and women throughout Florida. 

In a legal career spanning more than 30 years, he was an inspiration to many teachers and students. He advocated tirelessly for public education, serving as counsel to numerous school boards. 

A 1975 graduate of the University of Florida College of Law, Williams was among the first African-American graduates of UF Law. 

In honor of his distinguished leadership and contributions to the legal profession, government and education, on Feb. 2, 2012, the College Law Center Association Board of Trustees unanimously approved Williams’ induction to the University of Florida Levin College of Law Heritage of Leadership Recognition Society.

Inductees have a permanent place of recognition in the college’s Holland Hall, where their accomplishments and contributions to the state of Florida and the university are celebrated. 

Williams is the first African-American inductee to the society.

*Pictured above is the late Gerald Williams