The Meyer Fund, also known as The Meyer Fund for Adult Literacy, AIDS, the Advancement of Global Democracy, Military Family Assistance, & Childhood Obesity, was a non-profit organization founded by Selina Meyer, the 45th and 47th President of the United States. Marjorie Palmiotti served as the Director of the non-profit.
The fund was dismantled in 2019 so Meyer could focus primarily on her 2020 presidential campaign.
The foundation was announced on January 3, 2018, during an interview with Selina Meyer on CBS This Morning. Although The Meyer Fund was intended initially to specialize with Adult Literacy, AIDS was added last minute to make the organization seem more enticing.
Over the course of 2018, The Meyer Fund would evolve into standing for more than just Adult Literacy and AIDS. After overseeing the 2018 Georgian presidential election, the Advancement of Global Democracy would be added to the title. Military Family Assistance and Childhood Obesity would be later added, the latter of which being inspired by Meyer's own daughter, Catherine, and her experiences with weight gain.
The Meyer Fund was also responsible for overseeing the construction of Selina Meyer's presidential library, which, after a lengthy debate over the location, was eventually going to be built at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. However, the library was scrapped so that Meyer could run again in the 2020 presidential election, her fourth consecutive run for the presidency.
The fund was officially suspended in spring 2019.
Investigation by New York Southern District U.S. Attorney Edit
In 2019, shortly after the closure of the fund, it was announced that the United States Attorney of the Southern District of New York would be empaneling a grand jury to launch an investigation into The Meyer Fund. Andrew Meyer, who briefly served as Director of Fundraising until his departure from the fund in February 2018, was the main target of the investigation for stealing money from the fund, and occasionally did so by forging Selina's name.
After Andrew Meyer's death on March 1, 2020, the U.S. Attorney announced they would be suspending their investigation into the Meyer Fund. However, that July, candidate Kemi Talbot suggested the FBI reopen their investigation into The Meyer Fund. Meyer, realizing the story wouldn't go away, sacrificed her long-time confidant Gary Walsh to the FBI. Walsh was arrested and imprisoned.