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.
Sponsorship is an investment that provides an unparalleled return because adult literacy prepares determined adults to move into the workforce with the essential skills needed in the 21st century.
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.
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
Boston Business Journal
Boston Financial Data Services
Cambridge Trust Company
CB Richard Ellis
Connell Limited Partnership
Corderman & Company
Cushman & Wakefield
D. F. King
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
K & L Gates
MFS Fund Services
Peabody Office Furniture
State Street Corporation
Highlights from the 2013 Corporate Spelling Bee. Video by Boston Neighborhood Network.