Who We Are

The Williams-Brice-Edwards Charitable Trust exists to serve our community by recognizing and investing in organizations and initiatives that enhance the quality of life in Sumter County.  

We focus on arts and culture; healthcare; educational; religious programs and economic development that positively impacts the community.  

We seek to prioritize opportunities that benefit Sumter’s greatest asset: Its People.  
Remini20210816195152170.JPG

O.L. Williams 

_L4A9765.jpg

Philip L.  Edwards

Our History

The creation of the Williams-Brice-Edwards Charitable Trust became possible because of the financial success of Williams Furniture Corporation and affiliated companies.  The inspiration for it has come from the outstanding traits of honesty, integrity, fairness and compassion that were so deeply ingrained in Oliver Lafayette Williams, Julian Thomas Buxton and Walter Edward Covington, the men who dedicated their lives to creating and building the company.   As always, there were many others who worked long and hard contributing greatly, this trust and any contributions that it makes now and in the future is a tribute and memorial to all of them.  

 

In addition, the creation of the trust would not have been possible without both the spiritual and financial legacy that was given to Phillip L. Edwards by his father and mother, Richard Thomas and Louise Williams Edwards and Thomas Hardin and Martha Williams Brice.  

Board of Trustees

Edwards_05032021_005_pp.jpg

Frank O. Edwards

Lauren Brennan 3.JPG

Lauren Edwards Brennan

wbe-12.jpg

Florence M. Ervin

Chairman

Advisory Board

wbe-10.jpg

Cameron G. Chandler

wbe-14.jpg

Thomas E. Player

Edwards_05032021_032.jpg

T. Allen Edwards

wbe-2.jpg

Robert C. Richardson

wbe-9.jpg

Stephen M. Creech

Financial Advisors

Wilson M. MacEwen, CPA
and 
Jeffrey M. Leighton, CPA