Thursday, March 7, 2013
Get personal instruction on Nooks, Kindles and iPads at the library next week.
The Bernards Township Library continues to offer multiple events to appeal to adults and children of all ages throughout the week. We've included a few, but you can find a full list online. In neighboring Bernardsville, there will be a Scrabble tournament on Sunday to have fun and bring in donations for the Food Bank Network of Somerset County. Meanwhile, on Friday night, Bernards High School graduate Katie Meyler's "More Than Me" Foundation will celebrate winning a $1 million Chase Giving Award to advance the foundation's goal of educating girls in Liberia, Africa. The party is in Morristown. Nooks, Kindles, iPads, Oh My When/Where: Tuesday at 3 p.m. at the Bernards Township Library, 32 S. Maple Ave., program room B. Why Go: Did you know …
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 …
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Katie Meyler and 'More Than Me' foundation sweeps $1 million in Chase Giving Awards.
Bernardsville native Katie Meyler and her "More Than Me" foundation won $1 million in Saturday night's Chase Giving Awards televised live on NBC. A tearful and excited Meyler said she will use the money build a boarding school to put 1,000 girls in school in Liberia, Africa, and it should be in place within five years. The foundation already has been working on educating girls in Liberia for several years. Earlier in the evening, the foundation won in the category won our $125,000 in our category or Educators & Mentors. The foundation was among the final competitors for the $1 million as of just before 10 p.m. MoreThanMeORG tweeted a few minutes later: THANK YOU everyone!!!! We couldn't have done this without YOU!!! pic.twitter.com/…
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
NBC's Chase American Giving Awards will reveal Saturday if Bernardsville native Katie Meyler's foundation is winner.
On Saturday, supporters will learn whether More Than Me, a foundation that helps girls get off the street and into school in Liberia, West Africa that was founded by Bernardsville native Katie Meyler, has won up to $1 million in the second annual NBC Chase American Giving Awards contest. Only 25 charities were selected throughout the entire country — and just one from New Jersey — and the foundation and even some famous names worked through Tuesday night to galvanize a final push to collect the most votes on Facebook. Votes were counted until Tuesday ended midnight through the foundation's voteabigail.org page. The foundation's cause has received tweets and Facebook posts from numerous celebrities, including a retweet from the chef Emeril …
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…