In 2006, Erika Lane Frantzve founded a 501(c)(3) charitable organization named Everyday Heroes Like You, which is a group that assists other nonprofits across the country. Erika and her partners are constantly finding ways to promote and celebrate the “everyday heroes” in communities nationwide. The organization hosts numerous events to support groups like the Sojourner Center, Packages From Home, the USO, Border Patrol Foundation, Arizona Humane Society, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Boys & Girls Club, UMOM, and Big Brothers Big Sisters.
For the past two years, Erika has focused on supporting the military. Erika has a background in political science and has worked with numerous high-ranking military officials. Erika also created two outgrowths of Everyday Heroes Like You: Johnny’s Locker and PAWS for a CAUSE. These programs allow Erika to work with The Fisher House and the VA Medical Center in Washington, D.C. She looks forward to opening the third Johnny’s Locker this summer at The Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Erika’s number one love, aside from philanthropic work, is sports. She played women’s basketball at Regis University, and she enjoys volleyball, golf, and track. Erika also modeled and acted in Los Angeles, Denver and Arizona. In May, Erika will proudly graduate summa cum laude from Arizona State University with a dual degree in political science and international relations.
In her own words
Erika has played basketball since the age of 5. She continued playing in college at Regis University and later at ASU.
As a child, Erika decided to cut her hair very short so that it would not get in her way while playing sports.
Erika is borderline obsessed with the movie “Hoosiers.”