Jacqueline Beretta is a humanitarian, technologist, web designer, marketer/brain-stormer, a trained chef, traveler, mother, and wife. An aspiring writer, she is working on a timely YA fiction series of books.
As chairman of the Social Responsibility Corporation, she is the creator and inspiration for TexasNonprofits (www.txnp.org).
Historically she worked for Los Angeles producer, Ted Eccles, in his advertising firm, as Executive Editor of San Antonio Homes and Gardens Magazine, and owned of a graphics/web design/marketing firm based in both Fort Collins, CO. and San Antonio.
She is a graduate of The National Cathedral School for Girls in Washington, D.C., and received a BA in business and history at Trinity University. Through Trinity she studied at the London School of Economics. In addition to her formal degrees Jacqueline has received advanced training on grant writing from The Grantsmanship Center and the Center on Philanthropy at the University of Indiana.
Jacqueline's community service began early at twenty-one when she became a member of The Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital Foundation board. Since then, she has served on such boards as The Witte Museum, the San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio Academy, The U.S. Modern Pentathlon, Learning About Learning Educational Foundation, the San Antonio Botanical Center, The San Antonio Public Library Foundation, and Earth & Sky Radio Series in Austin. She is a Lifetime Member of the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo.
Beretta was a proud member of the Class of 2006, Leadership Texas. In 2007 Beretta was invited to join the Communications Network in Chicago, working with national foundations on how to strategically use communciations to strengthen the voice of philanthropy in America and throughout the world.
Her book, Fugitive Letters - 1829 to 1836 - Stephen F. Austin to David G. Burnett, won the prestigious Texas Historical Commission Award for Best Local History and received a Letter of Merit from the Daughters of the Republic of Texas.
Beretta is a direct decendant of Moses Austin's daughter Emily Austin Perry whose brother Stephen Fuller Austin is known as the "Father of Texas".
Jackie loves movies, technology and the Internet, travel, music, great books, great food, the arts, painting, and hiking.