What We Do
To respond to the financial needs of young Brockton residents seeking higher education, The Pilgrim Foundation Scholarship Program was inaugurated in 1960.
Edgar B. Davis
After completing two years at Brockton High School, Davis left formal schooling and began an education in business. He joined the Charles E. Eaton Company as a bookkeeper and left as Treasurer and stockholder. During his travels, Davis became fascinated with the rubber plantations in Ceylon and foresaw an increasing demand for rubber tires in the growing automobile industry. Davis received a grant from the United States Rubber Company to establish and manage new plantations. Upon his retirement from the company as Director, Davis received almost two million dollars, most of which he distributed to others from company executives to bellboys and maids in the hotel in which he lived. Davis later worked and invested in oil fields near Luling, Texas which he sold to Magnolia Petroleum Company for more than twelve million dollars.