City, State: Los Angeles, CA
Occupation: Founder and CEO, Estelle For Humanity
Three words come to mind when referring to Denise Estelle; altruistic, humanitarian and public-spirited! Ms. Estelle is the Founder and CEO of Estelle For Humanity, a 501c3 organization, who’s motto is “Assist, Honor & Inspire”!
The talented Ms. Estelle has her “beautifully manicured” hands in almost everything, from founding the Wooli Me, Natural Hair Expo to being the 2005 MLK Day Parade’s 3rd Division Marshall, to being the 2009 Queen of the Kwanzaa Parade. In 2001 Ms. Estelle put together “Senior Circuit” which provides transportation services to seniors. Realizing that taxis and even the less expensive Uber fees might still be a strain on a senior’s budget, (not to mention bus scheduling can be unpredictable), she felt compelled to help. Additionally, Ms. Estelle arranges to get books from the library to seniors, thus catering to a community who are still into “hard copy books”. Equally important, is her annual Father’s Day award gala, “Honor Thy Fathers”. A “labor of love”, (for seventeen years), Ms. Estelle’s organization continues to recognize and honor all the unsung Fathers, male mentors and role models in the community, sometimes with her own personal funds. Estelle For Humanity made history three years in a row by acknowledging the HTF Honorees at the Staples Center in Los Angeles in front of thousands.