Myrlia has always enjoyed volunteer work and in the past has involved herself with literacy programmes, environmental, artistic, and education non-profits, as well as volunteering to teach children’s dance classes in village schools.

She and her husband began the Look to the Stars project in 2005 in a bid to encourage people to become more active in philanthropy.

Myrlia also writes a blog about personal development and spiritual topics, and has been an Inspirational Luminary on

In 2013, Myrlia was listed as one of America’s Top 20 Women in Philanthropy, and she is featured in the book, The Power of Legacy – Personal Heroes of America’s Most Inspiring People.

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