Matthew Eager and Matthew Scalaro are long-time residents of the Somerset Hills area and managing partners of CapConnect Funding Group, a firm that provides a broad portfolio of alternative funding solutions to small and medium sized businesses. In this season of giving, Eager and Scalaro wanted to find a way to give back to the community at large.
“We both felt it was important to sponsor an event to make people aware of how they can help More Than Me provide these girls with an education so that they, in turn, can make the world a better place. We wanted to pay it forward,” said Scalaro.
More Than Me was founded by Bernardsville, NJ resident Katie Meyler. Katie and MTM’s Program Coordinator Macintosh Johnson both spoke candidly at the fundraiser about what led them to More Than Me.
Growing up in less than favorable conditions inspired Katie to work with poverty-stricken children in communities throughout the world. In 2009, she founded More Than Me because she wanted to encourage people to live for something bigger than themselves.
Katie always welcomes the opportunity to speak in her hometown and was very moved by this particular event.
“I am very grateful for the warmth, love and overwhelming support everyone showed for More Than Me,” said Katie.
Macintosh was born and raised in West Point, Liberia. He knows the challenges of this impoverished area because they have been his own. He has faced poverty and violence. Yet, even in the direst circumstances, he was able to see the path that he was meant to follow. On two separate occasions, he was told to persevere because there were important things he still needed to do with his life. He took those messages seriously and they led him to More Than Me.