Meet My Charity Partners
Service to others is one of the driving forces behind everything I do. In fact, my team and I are guided by three core values:
Whether I was starting the first-ever recycling program while an undergraduate at the University of South Carolina or serving in the US Peace Corps in rural Paraguay, service to others has been central to my life.
At Amy Myers MD®, a primary focus of my mission to positively impact lives around the world is to donate funds to charities that are important to me.
With that in mind, allow me to introduce you to the following 5 charities that I’ve chosen to partner with because of the amazing work they do. I truly believe that, together with my Community, we will make a tremendous impact on the world because of the broad-reaching efforts of these organizations.
Miracle Foundation supports orphans to have a better quality of life while at the same time bringing about sustainable change that reduces the need for orphanages over time.
For the 10th anniversary of the passing of my mother, Betty, I chose to honor her by raising money in her name. The Betty Myers Kitchen opened in September 2013 and to this day, my mother’s kitchen feeds and nourishes at least 142 orphaned children every day.
Our continued contribution will go a long way in providing support to India's most vulnerable children.
GLOW Foundation provides college scholarships to disadvantaged women in developing countries.
It’s been proven that societies benefit when women have access to higher education, and as an educated woman myself, it’s a cause I stand behind proudly.
Women are the backbone of society, and GLOW Foundation gives young women an opportunity and platform where they might otherwise be lost and forgotten.
The Betty Myers Memorial Scholarship was established in 2019, and will be awarded annually to a young woman who has demonstrated leadership and excellence in humanitarian service to her community.
THE PABLOVE FOUNDATION
The Pablove Foundation helps kids live a love-filled life today and a cancer-free life tomorrow. The Pablove Shutterbugs program teaches children and teens living with cancer to find their creative voice through the art of photography. In addition, Powered by Pablove research grants are awarded to scientists looking for new and novel treatments and cures for pediatric cancers. It's how they fight childhood cancer with love.
Since 2013, my brother, Townsend Myers, has biked more than 500 miles each year to raise awareness of childhood cancer on behalf of the Pablove Foundation.
THE JAMES T. MYERS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
My father, James, was an author, Air Force veteran, and professor of Chinese Politics and American Government at the University of South Carolina for more than 30 years.
My father lost his life to complications of a neuromuscular autoimmune disease in 2017. However, his memory lives on in a scholarship I recently established in his honor at the University of South Carolina.
This merit-based scholarship is awarded by the University’s Office of Undergraduate International Admissions to promising students who have a demonstrated knowledge of Chinese language, history, and culture.
GLOBAL WILDLIFE CONSERVATION
Global Wildlife Conservation is a remarkable group that aims to protect the most threatened and endangered species in the world. From majestic rhinos to great apes to Swinhoe’s Giant Asian Softshell Turtle (which by the way is the world’s most endangered turtle — I know this thanks to this amazing charity!), GWC makes an impact all across our planet’s vast wildlands.
In 2008, I spent a month working in an urban hospital emergency department in South Africa. Afterward, I went on a safari in Botswana. Seeing the “Big 5” in their natural habitat — lions, leopards, elephants, buffaloes, and rhinos — was the most breathtaking and incredible experience. Given today’s climate, I fear that my daughter (or her daughter) may never get to see these and other amazing animals in their natural habitats.