TOP 20 IMPACT MAKERS AWARDS 2020
Jacqueline Whiting Bostic and Jacqueline Bostic McElroy
2020 Top 20 Mother Daughter Impact Maker Award
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Sunday, January 19, 2020
The St. Regis Houston
6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Jacqueline Whiting Bostic and Jacqueline Bostic McElroy are active members of their communities dedicated to volunteerism and advocacy, beliefs that have been handed down from mother to daughter.
Jacqueline Bostic McElroy is an assistant district attorney for the Fort Bend County District Attorney’s office. The position gives her the opportunity to play an active role in influencing children’s lives. Prior to this, she was a managing partner of Fitzgerald & McElroy P.C., a boutique law firm that provides strategic legal solutions and advocacy for its clients in business, civil litigation, and immigration matters.
Empowering people to live the life they desire and helping them accomplish their life goals is Jacqueline’s mission. Throughout her legal career, she has dedicated her time and efforts to ensuring those she serves through her volunteer efforts are able to take advantage of the freedoms, rights, and privileges afforded to all U.S. citizens. Jacqueline was inspired to pursue the law as a profession by witnessing first-hand the positive impact her parents and relatives have made in the lives of others.
Her advocacy spirit doesn’t stop once she leaves the office. For the past four years, Jacqueline has been the chair of the YWCA Houston. As chair, Jacqueline implemented the association’s Young Women’s Leadership Council and the TechGyrls STEM Camp. She also began an advocacy committee and a philanthropic membership club and has arranged seminars and lectures on human trafficking, racial injustice, equal pay, and maternal mortality for members and friends of the organization.
Jaqueline has served on several local boards. As a Friends of Emancipation Park board member, she helped host Easter egg hunts and community events for area children. In addition, she served as a mentor and board member for the Living Forward Alliance for two years. Currently, Jacqueline is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; Greater Pearland Chapter of The Links, Inc.; and Rotary International.
Staying true to her purpose, Jacqueline and her husband, Art McElroy, have founded the Penuel Group, Inc. The Christian-based organization helps people increase their knowledge of Jesus Christ through a digital platform.
Jacqueline Whiting Bostic is a retired United States Postmaster and is currently the chairman and president of Antioch Project Reach (APR), Inc. Established in 1995, APR has assisted with the redevelopment of the historic Fourth Ward by constructing 72 affordable homes. Working with other community development corporations, financial institutions, and government agencies, APR also helped build another 150 homes. On her own, Jacqueline worked with the City of Houston to rebuild and establish The African American Library at the Gregory School.
An avid community volunteer, Jacqueline has served at the local, regional, and national levels. She was the first African American to serve as chair and president of the YWCA Houston and also served on its national board. As well, Jacqueline was the first female president of the Houston Postal Credit Union; local president and national vice president of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., and a member of its American Foundation; president of the Houston Metropolitan Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; treasurer of the Women’s Auxiliary, National Baptist Convention, USA; and a trustee of the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church.
Giving of her time and expertise, Jacqueline has been the guest speaker for nonprofits throughout the United States and abroad and has worked to enhance the lives of women and girls of all ages in numerous communities. During her time with the United States Postal Service, Jacqueline achieved a number of firsts, paving the way for others.
Currently, Jacqueline is a trustee, and the audit chair, of the YWCA Retirement Fund; the chairman of the Fourth Ward Redevelopment Authority and Tax Reinvestment Zone; the vice chair of Emancipation Park Conservancy; a member of the Fourth Ward Preservation Committee; and a member of the Fourth Ward Preservation Conservancy.
Jacqueline’s stellar career in service to the United States Postal Service and her tireless assistance to her community, have garnered her numerous awards and honors. She has appeared in Who’s who of American Women since 1983, Who’s Who of Professional Women since 1988, Who’s Who Worldwide since 1992, and for 15 consecutive years in Who’s Who in America.
A widow with four children, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, Jacqueline is thankful for her wonderful family and the many blessings God has bestowed upon her life.
Jacqueline Whiting Bostic and Jacqueline Bostic McElroy continue the family tradition of dedicating their time and assistance to others through their work and in their personal lives.
It is for all the reasons mentioned above, and many more, that Jacqueline Whiting Bostic and Jacqueline Bostic McElroy have been named a Top 20 Mother Daughter Impact Maker for 2020.