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Why We Do What We Do

Guiding Individuals on the Path of Success

At The Bill H. James Foundation, we believe that receiving the proper support and guidance can transform an already bright individual into so much more. We are here to be that support system, and help our recipients reach their fullest potential and bring all of their dreams to life. All of our recipients are intelligent, bold, and undeniably personable, making our work at The Bill H. James Foundation incredibly meaningful and worthwhile.


The foundation was established in memory of Bill James and his commitment to higher education in the field of engineering. The Foundation and scholarship address the need for diversity in the engineering field and to support the education of deserving African American students. The foundation will provide  scholarships to African American engineering students at accredited California institutions annually. 

Smiling Teenage Boy

Bill H. James Foundation Board of Directors
Board President
Michele James  

Robin McNeill

Ricky Lewis

Program Management

Kelvin Vivian
Director, Assistant General Counsel, IP Development
Marvell Semiconductor, Inc.

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