Corporate Spelling Bee

Get ready for the 30th Corporate Spelling Bee – Thursday, April 11, 2019!

Congratulations to the 2018 champion team from John Hancock Investments with spellers Nilan Jayasinghe, Suzanne Lambert, and John O’Loughlin! The winning word was ‘mordacious’ which means caustic; sarcastic.

For 30 years, Greater Boston businesses and service providers like BNY Mellon, Citi, Eaton Vance Investment Managers, and IBM, field teams of spellers to compete for the trophy. 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. Adult literacy prepares determined adults to move into the workforce with the essential skills they need to succeed. Be part of history: sponsor the 30th Corporate Spelling Bee, which will be held on April 11, 2019!

For information on how your company can participate, please contact Jamie Ayer at or 617.482.3336 x14.


Many organizations that participate in the Corporate Spelling Bee hold preliminary mini-bees to determine the team that will represent them at the main event in April. Every mini-bee is unique, and First Literacy is here to help make this a great team-building experience for employees. Feel free to contact us with any questions!