Corporate Spelling Bee


The Annual Corporate Spelling Bee

The Corporate Spelling Bee is a great evening of fun, food, and philanthropy. Greater Boston businesses and service providers like Eaton Vance Investment Managers, K & L Gates, Cabot Corporation, Deloitte Touche, IBM, Citibank, Cambridge Trust, and the Bank of New York Mellon field teams of spellers to compete for the Championship Cup. Attendees are treated to drinks, dinner and a few hours of entertaining competition, the proceeds from which make an enormous and ongoing difference in our communities.

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Mark your calendar for Thursday, May 14, 2015 and plan to bee at Theatre 1 at the Revere Boston Hotel for this entertaining event!

Participation in the spelling bee can be a great team-building activity. Many businesses and organizations host mini-bees to extend the opportunity to the whole company. Click here to learn more about mini-bees

And the winner of the 25th Corporate Spelling Bee is....

The Bards and the Bees

Max Gladstone, Nathaniel Drake, and Madeline Miller, a team of authors sponsored by State Street.

Photograph by Ed Malitsky     

First Literacy’s 25th Corporate Spelling Bee took place on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at Theatre 1 at the Revere Hotel Boston Common. Congratulations to the Bards and the Bees team, featuring members Max Gladstone, Nathaniel Drake, and Madeline Miller, which won the Bee by correctly spelling the word "uhlan," which is one of a body of horse cavalry that formed part of the Polish, German, Austrian, and Russian armies. Examples of the words used this year are:

Preliminary Swarms one through six:

Our thanks to all the teams that participated in the 2014 Corporate Spelling Bee!

American Moving & Installation
American Stock Transfer Company
Bank of New York Mellon
Bloomberg L.P.
Boston Business Journal
Boston Financial Data Services
Cabot Corporation
Cambridge Trust Company
Cassidy Turley
CB Richard Ellis
Code Red
Connell Limited Partnership
Continental Resources
Corderman & Company
Cushman & Wakefield
D. F. King
Deloitte Touche
Eastern Bank
Eaton Vance
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
John Hancock
K & L Gates 
MFS Fund Services
Nixon Peabody
Peabody Office Furniture
PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP
State Street Corporation
Williams Lea



Thank you to our 2014 corporate sponsors!