Monday, January 21, 2013
Bernardsville native Katie Meyler lays groundwork for girls school in Liberia after winning Chase grant.
Inside More Than Me's small, informal office in Bernardsville, founder Katie Meyler looks ahead to the next steps she will take to make a reality her dream for a school in Liberia, West Africa, to educate girls who might otherwise be forced to work on the streets to survive. Being nominated for — and then winning a first-place $1-million grant in the Chase Giving Awards on Dec. 8 — brings the foundation much closer to that goal. The school's criteria for selecting girls is helping those who are in extreme poverty and at most risk for sexual exploitation, Meyler said. On the night More Than Me won the award in a live broadcast, a tearful and excited Meyler said she will use the money to build a boarding school to educate 1,000 girls in …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Katie Meyler, who grew up in Bernardsville, founded 'More than Me' and will participate in televised Chase Giving Awards.
More Than Me, a non-profit organization founded by a Bernardsville native that is dedicated to getting girls into schools and off the streets in a dangerous slum in Liberia, West Africa, will be part of the televised 2nd Annual Chase American Giving Awards on Dec. 8 on NBC. Participation in the awards could win $1 million for More than Me, founded by Katie Meyler, who grew up in Bernardsville and graduated from Bernards High School. Meyler, who has said she thought she had grown up poor in Bernardsville until she saw how people were living in other parts of the world, shares a personal story that is motivational, said an announcement from the More than Me organization, which now has an office on Route 202 in Bernardsville. Her spoken word …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Katie Meyler of Bernardsville recognized by New Jersey Monthly for work in Liberia.
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Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Katie Meyler of Bernardsville was honored at New Jersey Monthly’s Seeds of Hope luncheon on on September 12 at The Crystal Plaza in Livingston. The event was sponsored by PNC Wealth Management and The Crystal Plaza. Meyler, who grew up in the Somerset Hills with a single mother, had earlier told Patch that she considered herself poor — until her work helping others showed her that many others around the world struggle to survive. She has dedicated herself to assisting others across the world. Through her More than Me foundation, Meyler has created an international volunteer team that helps impoverished girls in Liberia attain an education. To date, about 100 girls have had the chance to go to school because of More Than Me. Meyler’s next…