Margaret Bourdeaux Arbuckle Award

Jim Melvin grew up right here in Guilford County, attending Gillespie Elementary School on MLK Drive. Jim says playing street ball with the kids in his neighborhood prepared him for his high school football days. He graduated from Greensboro Senior High School—known now as Grimsley High School.

In his role as President of the Joseph Bryan Foundation, Jim has worked tirelessly to ensure that our schools have what they need to excel. His extensive community involvement has made a tremendous impact on our area in many different ways, but maybe none as significant as his work to help provide what our schools need to make world-class learners.