Jewell Bass, formerly an event planner for one of Houston’s largest oil and gas companies for 15 years, is now celebrating her fourth year as the UNCF Houston office’s administrative assistant.
Throughout her career, Jewell has been a strong advocate and supporter of education. She has a bachelor’s of science degree in business education from University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB). She is a member of Brentwood Baptist Church, where she is an active member of the Deacon Wives, Children’s Work, Cancer, and Wellness Ministries. She is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Jewell is the wife (34 years) of Johnnie L. Bass, Jr., and they have three children, Jeranda, Jessica, and Johnnie, III. Jeranda has been battling lupus for 15 years. Jessica is in her final year at Prairie View A&M University College of Nursing studying to become a Nurse Practitioner, and Johnnie is a 2016 graduate of Prairie View A&M University, receiving a degree in chemical engineering.