Grant Given to SFC Neal Boyd
Each year, the Patrick Williamson Memorial Foundation assists in purchasing a vehicle for an armed service member in need of a specialized, custom vehicle due to injuries preventing the use of a standard automobile. In 2014, funds were used to purchase a vehicle for Army Sergeant First Class Neal Boyd. Boyd was injured by an improvised explosive device (IED) during Operation Iraqi Freedom and suffered a leg amputation, among other injuries. Due to unforeseen circumstances, Boyd's original vehicle is no longer operable. As a result, the foundation awarded a $20,000 grant towards the purchase of a new customized vehicle for Sergeant Boyd.
2020 STM Scholarship Recipient
The Patrick Williamson Memorial Foundation awarded an annual scholarship to Matthew Alexander in May 2020. The scholarship is given to an outstanding St. Thomas More High School senior each year. Recipients are selected by a committee and awarded the scholarship based on characteristics that mirror those of Patrick Williamson. Matt will be attending the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD in fall 2020.
2020 St. Cecilia Scholarship Recipient
Hayden Hernandez, an eighth grader at St. Cecilia Catholic School in Broussard, LA, received a scholarship from the Patrick Williamson Memorial Foundation in May. Hayden, selected by a committee, received the award based on his outstanding academic success and positive personality. Hayden will attend St. Thomas More in fall 2020.