How You Can Help

How You Can Help


Please consider doing at least one of the following:

  • Contribute financially at any time throughout the year, including in honor of or in memory of someone special (Donor Form)
  • Become a Sustaining Donor by making a 3-year commitment. See the Donor Form for specific categories.
  • Encourage a friend, relative, or colleague to become involved
  • Attend one of our fundraisers


Our most recent fundraiser on April 30, 2019, “Literacy Lives”, was held at the Barrel + Beam in Marquette Township by popular request.  This event featured hors d’oeuvres, beer tastings, and entry into a drawing for a door prize.  In addition, there were many baskets for a bucket raffle and an opportunity to hear briefly from 2018 grant recipients.  Two U.P. authors, Adam Berger (historical articles for the Mining Journal) and Bonnie Kilburn (author of Just imagine) were available for conversations about their writings.  We are grateful for our attendees, volunteers and the support of our sponsors.  More information can be found on our Events & News page and on our Facebook page.

In November 2018, “Read Between the Wines”,  was a collaborative fundraiser to support literacy & local history education (Marquette Regional History Center).  TV6 Upper Michigan Source interview – watch.  And, view a few event highlights here.

This event is sponsored by: Cowell & LaPointe, LaDolce Video & Design, Mark Aho Financial Group, River Valley Bank, Upper Peninsula Health Plan (UPHP), Jim LaJoie (MRHC Board Member), Vast, Graybill & Mead, PLLC and Pride Printing

Our Spring fundraiser Literacy Lives! April 10, 2018, held at

the Barrel + Beam in Marquette

We are grateful to our sponsors (listed below), Barrel + Beam and all attendees!  The proceeds from this event will support literacy initiatives in Marquette County.  Photos

Thank you for your support!

UP Health System                         UPHP (Upper Peninsula Health Plan)

Mark Aho Financial Group           Animal Medical Center of Marquette

Superior Dental Care                      Range Bank

There were many door prizes, including a stay at Nesteldown B & B and Dinner at the Vierling Restaurant.



As an individual …

Founded In 2006, twenty-three charter donors contributed to what is now known as LLF Michigan, believing their support would encourage others to do the same, and it has!
Please add your donation to support literacy development by completing the Donor Form. You may contribute as an individual, an organization, business or foundation. We will acknowledge you in the LLF Michigan Annual Report unless you wish to remain anonymous. A reminder, your contribution is tax-deductible!


Current Corporation,  Foundation, & Organization Assistance:

We greatly appreciate the assistance of the Marquette County Steelworkers Coalition for literacy enhancement activities in Marquette County (2014 to present).


La Dolce Video & Design (2018) (view website)

We’re grateful for the past assistance from :


MEEMIC Insurance Company (2009 – 2015 Beginning Teacher grant years)


The Zaner-Bloser Company (2009 – 2016)

Thanks to these two sponsors, we awarded more grants since 2009 than we could have from investment interest only. Their involvement is greatly appreciated.