In case you’re not familiar with him, J. Bruce Llewelyn sat at the head of the Philadelphia Coca-Cola Bottling Company as Chairman and CEO. He is the entrepreneur’s entrepreneur and philanthropist. TheRoot.com shared his passing yesterday.
Llewelyn was a co-founder of the organization 100 Black Men. The organization committed to the wellness of the black community via community development and mentorship. Llewelyn took that commitment into his many business endeavors. He was also a mentor to Magic Johnson and gave him pearls of wisdom about building community that he takes into his business endeavors.
According to TheRoot, the philanthropic Llewelyn has a scholarship at City University of New York (CUNY) that awards a $10,000 scholarship to African-American Doctoral Students in economics, business, science, technology, engineering, and math-related fields.
We will miss this man of the community. Read more about him here.