Special Projects

Literacy Legacy Fund of Michigan has found new ways to recognize those involved with improving literacy.


Free Bookmarks and Coloring Page

LLF Michigan teamed up with Lori Taylor, artist, author, and illustrator to create downloadable bookmarks and a coloring page.  Download your copy of each below.


Coloring Page

Visit Lori Taylor’s website by clicking here


Recently a Spotlight Award was given to Dr. J. Tilles.  Congratulations!


Dr. J. Tilles


This award, bestowed for the first time in 2016, will be given periodically by the Literacy Legacy Fund of Michigan to an outstanding individual, agency, organization, institution or other entity in recognition for having a significant impact on the improvement of literacy in Michigan, and deemed to be worthy of high praise and emulation by others.

The 2016 Literacy Legacy Fund of Michigan SPOTLIGHT AWARD recipient is Dr. Jacqueline Tilles. A scholarship in her honor is available annually for each of the next three years to assist students enrolled in a teacher education program at Wayne State University.

Mary Mathews, a graduate student of Dr. Tilles, shares her thoughts in a tribute.

To learn more about the scholarship, click here.

Miriam Garzes-Njie (shown below), 2016 recipient of the LLF of Michigan Annual Scholarship in Honor of Dr. Jacqueline Tilles to attend Wayne State University in 2016-17, chats with Dr. Nancy Seminoff at the scholarship reception on the WSU campus in May.  To read Miriam’s Bio click here.




Special Project 2016 JumpStart Incentive Award


Thank you Marquette County Steelworkers Coalition ~ their generous donation provided funds that made it possible to fund “Family Literacy Night” at the U.P. Children’s Museum in Marquette, Michigan.  The funding provided family passes and museum admission, books for families and an independent station to promote parent involvement in reading with children.  This photo shows Jim Edwards, Program Director for the Upper Peninsula Children’s Museum, selecting a  book for distribution at one of the Family Literacy nights.