"My father always believed that investing in our children with strong leadership was the key to our collective success. In honor of my father, Hillbilly Love will actively donate 10% of all net profits to youth-focused charities every year." — Lynda "Alexander" Weingartz
A National Champion Spotlight / Hillbilly Love's "Frank Alexander" Leadership Fund
Frank Alexander #26, and his University of Tennessee Volunteers college football teammates rose to unbelievable heights as they claimed the 1951 National Championship Football Title… GO VOLS!!!
A man of many accomplishments, Frank is also the father of Hillbilly Love's CEO & Founder, Lynda Weingartz. "My father was a man of great strength, wisdom and faith. Specifically, it was his influence that drove me to strive for excellence in everything that I do. He taught me to always stand up and fight for what is right, even when outnumbered… in fact, especially when outnumbered," says Lynda Weingartz. "Our new company, Hillbilly Love was founded in my father's honor. His legacy and dedication to serving his faith, family and friends are the very cornerstones of the Hillbilly Love way of life! Simple, proud, honest, humble and faithful. My father was widely known as an uncompromising pillar of strength and integrity in his community. He was always the first one to offer help to a neighbor or a friend in need, even when at times he had very little to give. In honor of my father, we have created the Frank Alexander Leadership Fund. Hillbilly Love will actively donate 10% of all net profits to youth-focused charities every year."
Frank Alexander's "Hillbilly Roots" run deep. He was raised in Murphy, NC. After attending the University of Tennessee, Mr. Alexander served proudly as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army. Upon returning from military service, Frank settled down in Jamestown, TN to open a business and raise his family. Mr. Alexander owned and operated a small automotive tire-shop and garage that placed him squarely in the middle of the day-to-day lives of the Jamestown community he loved and served.
Jamestown is located upon the remote Cumberland Plateau, which rises 1,000 feet above the Tennessee River Valley and is part of Southern Appalachia in Tennessee. Mr. Alexander was a devoted husband and father, and a beloved social figure that was very active throughout the community. Whether it was assisting with various civic duties, helping to raise money at a charity bake sale at the church, or rushing out at 3 a.m. in the morning to repair the broke down and stranded truck of a friend, Frank always showed up with a smile, a firm handshake and a honest desire to serve his fellow man.
Lynda is very proud of her father, his accomplishments, her hillbilly roots and the family, faith and community focused childhood she was fortunate enough to have. She has a deep understanding and appreciation for her family and community-focused way of life; hence her new company's name, Hillbilly Love. "My father's presence can be felt every time you say our name, Hillbilly Love… and, you can feel it in your soul when you sing along with our 'Hillbilly Love' song. Most importantly, my father's legacy of always giving and contributing to the greater good is realized with each Hillbilly Love purchase, and with every donation that the Frank Alexander Leadership Fund contributes to the youth-focused charities we support."
Hillbilly Love is pleased to announce our first Charity Partner, the Share America Foundation. Promoting the traditional music sounds of Appalachia in our youth is the major focus of the Share America Foundation, Inc., a non-profit 501-C3, operating from Catoosa County, Ga.