For 50 years, Beano Solomon taught at a school that recognized that children with dyslexia needed to be taught differently. She has family members with dyslexia and is a big supporter of the research of Dr. April Benasich, who is working on early intervention techniques. She also has two little friends in the Park City School District who need a great deal of extra support. It is with great pleasure that she supports the mission of the Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundation to help other children with learning differences.
The mission of the Promontory Foundation is to serve the unmet needs of the Park City Community in the areas of the Arts, Culture and Social Services by providing matching dollars for worthwhile programs addressing these areas. The vision is to provide opportunities for everyone to give in both deeply personal and truly collaborative ways.
Reading Horizons believes reading is for everyone. Everything they do and create is to make quality reading instruction accessible to as many people as possible.
The Sorenson Legacy Foundation was created to improve the lives of others and the world in which we live. Founded by the late biotechnology pioneer and entrepreneur James LeVoy Sorenson and his wife, education philanthropist Beverley Taylor Sorenson, the foundation provides support for a wide range of endeavors, from community development and education to health care, scientific and artistic pursuits.
Wilson Language Training believes that the ability to read opens up a world of possibilities to the individual. Reading is a door to personal, spiritual, and intellectual growth as well as a necessity for a secure future in an evolving global economy. Wilson Language Training’s mission is to provide quality professional learning and ongoing support so that educators have the skills and tools they need to help their students become fluent, independent readers, who are ready to explore the endless possibilities the world of reading has to offer.
CONNECT Summit County is a non-profit organization based in Park City, UT. CONNECT brings together Summit County, UT residents who are concerned about the mental health challenges facing our community. Their mission is to create a well-informed and stigma-free community with access to mental health services for all. The Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundation partners with Connect to help educate locals in Summit county on how best to Transition from High School with an IEP/504.
Jake Sussman is an educational speaker and learning difference advocate, dedicated to destigmatizing dyslexia and other learning differences. Jake facilitates conversations across the U.S. to develop a strategy to support the unique and powerful potential of the learning difference community. He is the creator of The Forgotten Child Project
and the founder of Superpower Consulting
. We are partnering with Jake to help our awardees improve their self-mentoring skills.
The mission of NCLD is to improve the lives of the one in five children and adults nationwide with learning and attention issues - by empowering parents and young adults, transforming schools and advocating for equal rights and opportunities. NCLD is working to create a society in which every individual possesses the academic, social and emotional skills needed to succeed in school, at work and in life. The Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundation gets many of their applicants from NCLD.
PC READS is a non-profit organization based in Park City, UT, whose mission is recognizing, educating, and advocating for dyslexic students. PC READS promotes elevating literacy through early identification of struggling readers, effective reading interventions and appropriate classroom accommodations. We provide resources and support to families with struggling readers, particularly those identified as dyslexic. The Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundations works with PC Reads to help raise awareness by hosting events locally in the PC and SLC area. Barbara Wirostko (Morelli) MD serves on the Board of PC Reads.
Ranked as #17 among the top schools for education, the Curry School of Education and Human Development at the University of Virginia is creating a positive and lasting change – in the classroom, in the lab, in the community, and in the world at large. The Curry School of Education and the Morelli family have partnered to create an endowed fellowship to support doctoral students whose scholarship will focus on dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia; The Joseph James Morelli Bicentennial Fellowship (JJMLF). This fellowship is created in memory of Joseph James Morelli, who thrived once he received appropriate, effective accommodations, for his dyslexia, during high school and college. The JJMLF recipient will receive tuition, fees, and an expense stipend to support his/her research work. The Morelli Fellowship builds upon the work of the Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundation. To learn more and donate https://curry.virginia.edu/jjm.
UHEAA is a Utah state government agency and part of the Utah System of Higher Education. It acts under authority delegated by the Utah State Board of Regents and is governed by a 11-member Board of Directors and Utah’s Commissioner of Higher Education.