On August 14th, we held our annual Thank-You Event in Park City to celebrate Joseph's legacy and our awardees. Despite a wildfire breaking out just hours before the event only 10 miles from the venue, several of our awardees were able to join us and share their stories with us. We are so grateful to all of those who were able to come celebrate with us! Click here to see pictures from the event.
For the first time ever, we held a Welcome Meeting for our 2021 scholarship awardees and their families. Parents and students learned valuable information about how to be successful in college. Students were also able to get to know each other in breakout rooms.
This year, this annual event, which we co-host with PC READS, was held as a webinar. After the presentation, a panel of educators, parents, professionals, and students answered questions. If you would like a link to the video of this event, please Contact Us.
Our annual meeting was held via Zoom this year. We are thrilled that Ashleigh and Michaelis, two of our awardees, were able to join us.
Live PC Give PC is a day for the Park City community and beyond to come together to support local nonprofits. It is our primary fundraiser of the year. All donations made on November 8th or before count towards our goal of raising $25,000.
Recognize, Empower, Believe is a “fun”-raising reception to recognize all those who have helped support and grow The Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundation, especially our New York area/Long Island donors, scholarship awardees and their families. The producers of Blame It On Gutenberg will be joining us. Jake Suessman will be our guest speaker.
Every year the Morelli family and the foundation committees and volunteers host a Thank-You Event to thank our supporters and to celebrate the students’ success in managing learning differences and pursuing higher education in STEM. The event includes local speakers, food, drinks, and entertainment. This year’s celebration will be held on Saturday, August 15 in Park City, UT.
Montana State University hosted its first Dyslexia and Innovation (DXI) Symposium of Changemakers. The goal of the inaugural two-day symposium was to bring together administrators, community members, educators, parents, students, and researchers to spotlight innovative ideas that can create cultural and systemic change related to dyslexia. We are proud to announce that the Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundation was highlighted and had premiere access to promote the Foundation and scholarship. Fun Fact – Joseph was a mechanical engineering major at MSU and on the Dean’s List. So far two MSU students have received a Morelli Scholarship. For more information about the symposium, click here.
Dr Barbara Wirostko (Morelli), Adjunct Professor of Ophthalmology, Moran Eye Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, has been invited to be a guest speak at this years’ Wasatch Reading Summit, speaking on “Vision, Visual Processing and Reading”. The Wasatch Reading Summit is a comprehensive educational professional development conference, that focuses on the best practices for reading instruction in Utah schools. This conference will also cover the impact that dyslexia has in our schools and what can be done to help students with dyslexia find success in school. The 2019 Wasatch Reading Summit will take place on Monday October 28th and Tuesday October 29th, 2019 at the SLCC Miller Conference Center located at 9750 South 300 West Sandy, UT.
Navigating the transition from high school to college can be intimidating, especially for students with 504 Plans and IEPs. Beginning this process early is important, and this presentation cover important topics to help students and parents with the process. This event is being co-hosted by PC PREADS.Click here for photos
Amy and Emily Baribeault, dear longtime friends of the Morelli Family, hold an annual fundraising event in the Boston, MA area. The event helps raise awareness of the scholarship, the foundation’s mission, thank the donors, as well as recognize the local scholarship awardees and their families. If you are in the Boston, Massachusetts area and would like to learn more about the event email, email us at .Click here for photos
Click here to see a video from the event
Every year the Morelli Family and the Scholarship Review Committee host a Thank-You Event to thank our supporters and to celebrate the students’ success in managing learning differences and pursuing higher education in STEM. This year we awarded 41 scholarships, totaling $66,000, and we want to say “Thank You”. The event includes local speakers, food, drinks, and entertainment. We thank our Lead Event Sponsor: Reading Horizons, and In-Kind Donors: Promontory Foundation, The Cabin, Flowers By You, Take 5 Band, High Altitude Baking.
Navigating the transition from high school to college can be intimidating, especially for students with 504 Plans and IEPs. Beginning this process early is important, and this presentation cover important topics to help students and parents with the process. This event was co-hosted by PC PREADS and included a panel of students, parents and experts from Park City School District, University of Utah, Salt Lake Community College, and Utah Parent Center.
The Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundation partnered with the University of Virginia, Curry School of Education and Human Development, The Leonardo Museum in Salt Lake City, as well as Madsen Cycles, in Salt Lake City to host Dyslexia: A Lifelong Journey. Thank you to our Lead Sponsor Reading Horizons. Our guest speakers were Donell Pons MEd, Reading Specialist & Dyslexia Advocate, Salt Lake City, Jared Madsen, CEO and Founder of Madsen Cycles, and Professor William Therrien Med PhD, Professor of Education, University of Virginia.
Every year the Morelli Family and the Scholarship Review Committee host a Thank-You Event to thank our supporters to and to celebrate the students’ success in managing learning differences and pursuing higher education in STEM. The event included local speakers, food, drinks, and entertainment. Our guest speakers were Jared Madsen, CEO and founder of Madsen Cycles in Salt Lake City, and Zane Holmquist , Vice President of Food & Beverage and Corporate Chef at Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley. Special thanks to our In-Kind Donors Promontory Foundation, The Cabin, Flowers By You, Snyderville Electric Band.