It was such a privilege to meet Jim Selzer. His enthusiasm for the work he’s doing to help the children at The Guardian Catholic Schools is contagious. You can meet Jim and other people who are making GOOD things happen in our community at this year’s Celebrate!GOOD on April 21. Get more info.
After a short-lived retirement as a corporate executive with AT&T, Jim Selzer began volunteering at St. Pius V School and hasn’t stopped since. Jim led efforts to raise $9.5 million for St. Pius V and Holy Rosary Schools, known together as The Guardian Catholic Schools. He directed the “Early Childhood Excellence Campaign” to build classrooms and start early childhood education programs at both schools.
He makes time each week for the Breakfast Club where he prepares and serves breakfast for the children at St. Pius V, and he coaches basketball at Holy Rosary. To ensure the success of young adults he mentors the 8th grade class as they prepare to move on to high school.
He also started a scholarship program for tuition for local high schools Bishop Kenny; Bishop John Snyder; Episcopal and Bolles. Jim has been using his energy and determination to change the lives of Jacksonville’s youth for more than 10 years serving as the full time volunteer executive director of Guardian Catholic Schools and as an active board member.
Jim Selzer will be receiving HandsOn Jacksonville’s Faith in Action Award at Celebrate!GOOD 2011.