This fund was established by the children of John E. Meyer through a distribution from their father’s private foundation.
The fund’s primary goal is to support organizations that “nourish the lives of children.”
Jack Meyer (1929-2010) was born in Joliet, Illinois and grew up in Aurora, Illinois.
A graduate of Marmion Military Academy and Benedictine University, he worked as a chemist for many years in the roofing material business, relocating from Illinois to Michigan and then to Maryland.
During his career, he was awarded four patents.
Later, he formed a consulting business which helped three companies enter the roofing granule market.
Moving to North Carolina, he established the Meyer LD Corporation to build and restore homes.
He also wrote and published a number of books. Among his many personal interests were history, travel and cooking.
One of his last wishes was to establish a charitable fund to benefit children in need.