Outreach Committee​

The Outreach Committee promotes our scholarship to potential applicants, provides support to Morelli Scholars, and educates and informs on the needs of students with learning disabilities such as dyslexia.

Committee Members

Barbara Morelli, Committee Chair

Barbara Wirostko (Morelli) MD is the mother of the late Joseph James Morelli and the founder of the Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundation. Barb received her BA from Cornell University and her MD from Columbia University. She is a board-certified ophthalmologist and fellowship trained glaucoma specialist with an Adjunct Professor appointment at Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah. She is an entrepreneur and serves on several local boards and committees. Barb lives in Park City, UT with her husband and children. 

Anne Ivanhoe, Director of Mentoring

Anne has a degree in English from Carnegie-Mellon University and an MBA in marketing from Columbia Business School. Now retired, Anne’s professional focus was on new business development, first as a product manager at Kraft Foods and later as an independent consultant. Her volunteer experiences have been concentrated on working with children and troubled teens. Anne’s dedication to the Morelli Foundation stems from the challenges dyslexia has presented to members of her own family.

Eveleen Babich

Eveleen enjoyed a 33-year career with Mariott Hotels and Mariott Vacation Worldwide prior to retiring. She held several executive positions in operations, revenue management, sales and marketing, call center management, and corporate communications. Eveleen also led multiple corporate business integration initiatives focusing on system development, training and development, and change management. Her passion for the environment also presented an opportunity to design and launch a global corporate-wide green initiative. Eveleen and her husband David reside in Park City, UT.

Nicole Blumin

Nicole is the current Year 12 & College Coach for Bright Futures, which helps first-generation students get to and through college, in Park City, UT. She was Associate Dean of Students at a hospital-based College of Nursing in Syracuse, NY for 17 years. There she was responsible for the implementation of all 504 plans in addition to supervising all student services and admissions. She serves as a volunteer for the National Ability Center and is on the Admissions Committees for Syracuse University & UCLA Medical School and the Blumin Family Foundation.

Carol Loomis

Carol has spent her professional career in the field of education, ranging from public schools to private sector education software companies, and to nonprofit affordable daycare.  She began as an elementary classroom teacher and then reading specialist and curriculum developer.  She then spent years in the private sector, working for companies focused on computer-based learning.  She recently retired from a full-time volunteer role for two nonprofit early-childhood education centers in Park City, UT.

Riki Case, Director of Operations

Riki serves as the administrator of the scholarship application software and assists the Foundation board with donor database management, communication, process definition, and whatever else needs to be done. Riki received a BS and MS in Industrial Engineering from Virginia Tech. She and her family reside in Park City, UT.

Stewart Cohen

Stewart has over 50 years of experience in the retail industry.  He and his wife Marcia own two apparel companies, both located in Maryland.  One business focuses on the on-line sale of officially licensed U.S. Military apparel, accessories and gifts; while the other business works with many of the country’s best known retailers. Stewart is passionate about the foundation’s mission and looks forward to bringing some of his experience in helping with this great cause.

Charlie Matthews

With degrees in Physics and Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University, Charlie has worked with high school students for over 30 years. He has been an AP Physics teacher at Park City High School from 1992 to 2016. As the engineering facilitator for the Park City School District Center for Advanced Professional Studies, Charlie has had the opportunity to immerse students as engineers into work-based projects. Charlie now serves as STEM Coordinator for the Park City School District. He lives with his family in Park City.

Donell Pons

Donell Pons is a reading specialist and dyslexia specialist in Salt Lake City, Utah. Pons started her career in education when her youngest son was diagnosed with dyslexia, going on to receive a dual master’s degree in Education and Teaching from Westminster College along with a certification in Special Education. She is also a tutor in several Orton-Gillingham based reading programs and is a certified dyslexia screener and consultant. Donell’s mission is to identify, screen, and remediate every student who struggles with reading and engage every K-12 teacher in the reading process.

Lauren Vitulli

Lauren Vitulli was a sales and design executive in the jewelry industry before retiring and moving to Park City in 2005 where she has focused on using her skills to support many local non profits including creating the Women’s Giving Fund Mentoring Program.  Her other passion is teaching and creating hand made pottery.  Her pottery brand, Pottery For a Cause, donates the proceeds to benefit the children of Los Cabos.  Lauren, her husband Peter and their dog Luna live in Park city and San Jose del Cabo.

Marie Venezia

Marie received her BS in Applied Economics from Cornell University and her MBA from University of Virginia Darden School of Business. Her career spanned the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors as well as the Washington DC, Tokyo, and New York geographic areas.  For the past five years, she has coached and helped navigate the college application process for first-generation students. Marie and her husband Tony reside in Park City. 

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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!