Corporate Spelling Bee




The 25th 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 15, 2014 and plan to bee at Theatre 1 at the Revere Boston Hotel for this entertaining event!

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And the winner of the 24th Corporate Spelling Bee is....


Spellers Suzanne Lambert, Kate Johnson, and Jessica Katz with the trophy.

Photograph by Ed Malitsky     

First Literacy’s 24th Corporate Spelling Bee took place on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at Theatre 1 at the Revere Hotel Boston Common. Congratulations to the team from Eaton Vance, featuring members Suzanne Lambert, Kate Johnson, and Jessica Katz which won the Bee by correctly spelling the word "demesne," which means possession and use of one's own land; the grounds belonging to a mansion or country house. Examples of the words used this year are:

Preliminary Swarms one through six:

Championship Swarm:

Our thanks to all the teams that participated in the 2013 Corporate Spelling Bee!

American Stock Transfer Company
Bank of New York Mellon
Bingham McCutchen
Boston Business Journal
Boston Financial Data Services
Cabot Corporation
Cambridge Trust Company
Connell Limited Partnership
Corderman & Company
D. F. King
Deloitte Touche
Eastern Bank
Eaton Vance
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
K & L Gates

Nixon Peabody
Office Environments of New England
Peabody Office Furniture
Shawmut Design and Construction
State Street Corporation
Williams Lea