Pierson Phillips
2004 – 2019
Proud GFWC Supporter and Speaker
A thank you from his parents:
We would like to thank everyone at the GFWC for all of the support and care you gave our son these past few years.  There was such a wonderful outpouring of condolences and love after Pierson’s death that we cannot put into works how thankful we are.  The memories that we have from our trup to St. Louis, for the GFWC International Convention in 2018, are near and dear to us as it was the last trip we took together as well as the last speech he gave.  We consider it to be his best speach ever.

Pierson was a fierce advocate for mental illness and suicide prevention so it was with sadness that we announced his death in January due to his illness.  But because of you, we have an amazing legacy that he left us and we will be continuing the work that he started by creating The Pierson Project,  which will focus on suicide prevention.  We would also like to announce that with the generous donations we received from the Missouri GFWC at their state convention, we were able to hand out the first Pierson Phillips Memorial Scholarship.  $1000 was awarded to Peter Moriarity, who spent time after Pierson’s death advocating at the state level for suicide prevention.  Peter was a classmate and close friend to Pierson and he has shown great bravery and strength in light of this tragedy.  

Travis and I want to extend our gratitude to all of the members of GFWC for giving our son the ability to make a difference in this world.  For giving us amazing memories of him showing how he was wiser than his years.  For giving our son hope.  And for giving us a purpose to continue on without our only child.  We thank each and every one of you from the bottoms of our hearts.

The Pierson Project is on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube Starting August 1, 2019.  More information on the Pierson Project will also be available at
www.the piersonproject.org