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$1M Grant Goes to Bernardsville Native's 'More Than Me'

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/jL8U7TYC

Ready to 'shake the world'

"I don't even have words to describe," Meyler said in an email at 10:12 p.m. "We are THRILLED for what comes next — we are ready to shake the world! Let's take this even further for these girls!"

Meyler's comments from the televised program also are on the More Than Me Facebook page.

Meyler and More Than Me later sent out a special shout out to "our insanely awesome partners," Shine on Sierra LeoneHSN, SOAR NationMMECasa di Francesca, and Jada Pinkett Smith.

Valerie Simon December 09, 2012 at 03:07 PM
Congratulations!
Nancy December 09, 2012 at 03:55 PM
I am so happy for Katie. She has so much energy and compassion. I know she will 'do good' with the grant. She spoke at my church and she was inspiring. And she is a wonderful role model for our children. Thank you Katie for giving of yourself to help others.
Colleen Epple Pine December 09, 2012 at 07:47 PM
Thank you to Katie and the entire More Than Me Foundation for inspiring Girl Scout Troop #60040 and Scouts everywhere to take responsibility in helping girls all over the globe be the best they can be. Good luck with future endeavors and thank you for living by the Girl Scout Law as you have undoubtedly made "the world a better place".
Enoch B Greenfield January 16, 2013 at 07:39 AM
...Great...

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