I’m so excited to have arrived in St. Louis, and I’m looking forward to all that awaits me here.
Mom always taught my brother and me to give back. These lessons made an impression on my life, and through Mom’s example, I have made philanthropy part of my life’s philosophy and mission.
After my mom died of breast cancer, we started “Team Georgia.” We collected more than $180,000 in donations for breast cancer research through the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure St. Louis. Each year, we give out $20,000 through the Georgia Frontiere Community Quarterback Awards. The St. Louis Rams NFL team, of which my mother was once the majority owner, has donated more than $270,000 to this project to date.
Part of the legacy Mom instilled in everyone in our family—especially me—is to help others. That’s why we scheduled the first book-related event to celebrate not only the novel’s launch but to also continue our philanthropy efforts. A portion of the book’s November and December proceeds will benefit St. Louis-based nonprofit Safe Connections. This organization is one of the area’s oldest and largest organizations working to prevent and end domestic and sexual violence.
We’ve invited some of my mom’s friends to attend, too. I know if Mom were still here, she’d love to be at this book party!