Although the new Veiled Non-Profit is typically “unveiled” at the annual Litchfield Halloween Parade, this year’s parade was cancelled due to the ongoing pandemic.
And new honoree Jerry Williams of Litchfield was honored in a special reception, held Sunday, Oct. 25, at the Ariston Cafe in Litchfield. He was “unveiled” by the 2018 recipient, Dona McGraw, with many other past recipients in attendance.
Born in April 1962 in Springfield as the fourth of five children, Williams moved to Litchfield in 1984. He met his wife, Jodi, in Carbondale, and they were married in Lincoln in 1987.
The couple have two daughters, Madison Williams of Columbia, MO, and Meagan Williams of Chicago.
A graduate of Springfield High School with the class of 1980, he earned his undergraduate degree from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale in 1984 and earned his master’s degree from Washington School of Law in 1997.
Williams is a certified public accountant at Fleming Tawfall in Litchfield. He was hired by Dave Fleming in 1984 and named a partner in 1988, before purchasing the practice in 1990.
In addition, Williams is an accounting instructor for Lincoln Land Community College and Lewis and Clark College and is a past Illinois legislative contact for the Illinois CPA Society.
Outside his day job, Williams serves as a current board member and officer for HSHS St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield. He is a past board member with the Litchfield Chamber of Commerce and a past chairman of the Party in the Park Committee. He also served as a committee member for the Big Dawg Dare charity race for eight years.
Williams has served as a past president, treasurer and board member of the Litchfield Country Club and a past member of Litchfield Civic Progress. He is also a member of the Montgomery County School Consolidation Committee and a recipient of the Litchfield Sports Boosters Fan of the Year award.
On the field, Williams has served as a youth soccer and softball coach, as well as a sideline official at Litchfield High School football games.
An avid fan of the Chicago Cubs, Williams has visited all 50 states and enjoys golf, traveling, yard work and attending sporting events of all kinds.