A LEGACY FOUNDATION EMPOWERING STUDENTS WITH DYSLEXIA

Helping Students with Dyslexia Reach their Potential

The Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundation supports high school and college students with dyslexia who wish to pursue a degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) field.

For Students

Explore how our nonprofit organization supports students with dyslexia reach their highest potential.

For Parents

Dyslexia can affect any child, regardless of age, intelligence, race, gender or even background. Explore resources to learn more about dyslexia and tools that can help your child excel with this learning difference.

Community

Unfortunately, the signs and symptoms of dyslexia can be missed. Explore our community and outreach efforts to discover how you can help identify dyslexia and how you can help support those diagnosed with this learning difference.

Our Scholarship Program

Joseph's Legacy Lives on

Joseph James Morelli was a young man, diagnosed with severe dyslexia as a freshman in high school, who graduated from Park City High School and was pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering at Montana State University, when he was tragically killed in a car accident in 2014. Our mission is to honor Joseph’s spirit. Through the awarding of scholarships, we recognize students, who like Joseph struggle with dyslexia, and empower them to believe in themselves.

Why Supporting JJMLF MAKES AN IMPACT

The school Drop-out Rate of Dyslexics can be as high as 35%

Our Impact in Numbers

$552,300

Total Scholarship Funds Awarded to Students

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Scholarships Awarded

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From 39 States

Meet Jake Sussman, the Joseph James Morelli Foundation Mentorship Program Lead and CEO of SuperPower Mentoring

The Power of Mentoring

Even beyond scholarship, success is achieved with mentoring.

After its second successful year, the Mentorship Program has become an essential element in the support the Foundation offers our awardees. ​

The program pairs college freshmen with peer mentors to help them navigate the challenges that college presents, particularly for students with learning differences. Mentors are current or former Morelli Foundation scholarship recipients, either upperclassmen or recent graduates, who are hand-picked by us and trained by our partner, SuperPower Consulting, to equip mentees with the skills they need to confidently succeed in all aspects of their lives.

Get Involved

Help Us Make an Impact

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Volunteer

Many opportunities to volunteer and help make a difference.

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Events

Learn about our upcoming events (in person and virtual).

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Stay Connected

Learn how we are creating a community with collaborations to educate, empower and support our students and families.

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Donate

Donations enable us to continue to support, mentor, and create a community.

Get Involved

Support a Specific Cause

Barbara Morelli

Look What You Helped Us Create—Fundraising Event

Goal

$25,000

Pledged

$14,850

Barbara Morelli

Live PC Give PC— Park City Community Foundation

Goal

$35,000

Pledged

$7,900

Barbara Morelli

KPCW Winter Pledge Drive— March 8th, 3-4PM

Goal

$4,500

Pledged

$1,740

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Our Latest News

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Upcoming Events & Reminders

Event Key

Fundraising

Education

Reminders

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February

Morelli Foundation Annual Meeting

Join us to hear about our successes from 2023 and new initiatives for 2024. Email us at info@morelli.foundation to receive the Zoom registration link.

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February

2024 Scholarship Application closes

The Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundation scholarship application closes at midnight, MST on Feb 25, 2024.

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March

Running the Distance with Dyslexia

The Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundation is hosting a free, interactive webinar with extreme runner and dyslexia advocate Jared Blank. Email us at info@morelli.foundation if you wish to attend.

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May

2024 Scholarship Awardees are announced

The Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundation 2024 Scholarship will be announced no later than May 31.

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August

2024 Celebration Event

Join us ast we celebrate our 2024 Morelli Scholars.

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August

2023 Celebration Event

Join us as we celebrate our 2023 Scholarship recipients.

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September

Rise Institute's Fundraising Gala

Our friends at Rise Institute, the Reading Horizon's non-profit, are holding Their gala with keynote speaker Ameer Baraka.

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Oct

How to do College with dyslexia

This is a virtual event, exclusively for 2023 Morelli Scholars. Experienced Morelli Scholars share what helped them be successful in college.

26-27

October

2023 Wasatch Reading Summit

The Wasatch Reading Summit, organized by Decoding Dyslexia Utah, is an educational professional development conference that focuses on the best practices, based on the Science of Reading, for instruction in Utah. The Morelli Foundation's Barbara Wirostko Morelli has been invited to Speak at this Event.

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November

Live PC Give PC Fundraising Event

Every November, Live PC Give PC brings Park City and Summit County together for 24 hours of extreme generosity. Supporters both local and nationwide come together for this annual fundraiser. All donations made between now and midnight Nov 3rd count towards our donation goal.

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February

Hidden Strengths of Dyslexia

Montana State University Lecture Series: Professor Jeff Conger goes beyond the challenges of reading and spelling to focus on the advantages of dyslexia.

Make a Tax-Deductible Donation

Your gift is helping these young adults receive much needed tutoring, testing, accommodations, resources, tuition support, which can make the difference between success and failure. But more than the financial support, your generous support builds students’ self-esteem and confidence, as well as restores the dream of being worthy and deserving of an education.

Collaborators & Supporters

Every November, Live PC Give PC brings Park City and Summit County together for 24 hours of extreme generosity. Supporters both local and nationwide come together for this annual fundraiser. All donations made between now and midnight Nov 3rd count towards our donation goal.

We Need Your Support on November 3, 2023

To date we have awarded over 330 scholarships, totaling more than $550,000. Your gift is helping these young adults receive much needed tutoring, testing, accommodations, resources and tuition support, which can make the difference between success and failure. But more than the financial support, your generous support builds students’ self-esteem and confidence, as well as restores the dream of being worthy and deserving of an education.

We would like to thank Promontory Foundation for their generous matching grant donation!  Please help us reach our goal of $40,000 so that we may continue to change lives!