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Spelling Bee

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Test your spelling skills while supporting adult literacy!

Join us on Thursday, March 30, 2023 at 6pm for the 33rd First Literacy Spelling Bee! This year the Spelling Bee will be held in person at the State Street Channel Center in Boston.

During the Spelling Bee swarms of spellers will compete by spelling words sure to stump even the savviest of spellers. Anyone who would like to form a spelling team can do so. A minimum tax-deductible sponsorship of $3,500 funds a team of three – corporations, a group of family or friends, book groups, church groups, or any community groups that are interested in helping an organization that serves adult learners, teachers, and recent immigrants.

Commit to sponsoring and forming a Bee team by March 7, 2023 and your team will be guaranteed a spot in the first round of pre-recorded play. Teams that commit after March 7 will have a chance to participate in the lightning round at the in-person event but will not have a chance to take part in the first round of play.

Proceeds from the event will support First Literacy’s work including: free professional development workshops for adult educators, scholarships for adult students attending college or vocational programs, and grants for innovative Adult Basic Education pilot programs.

For more information about forming a team contact Amy Letteney at aletteney@firstlitearcy.org.

 

Thank You to Our Host Committee
Lou Maiuri, Honorary Chair | State Street
Josh Binswanger
John Capone and Karime Abdel-Hay | KPMG
Robert Chesley | Citi
Debra Gould | Newmark
Eric Kayne | Morgan Stanley
Geraldine Lippman and Carlos Pinto |AST
Kevin McGovern | Deloitte
Ryan Murphy | UBS
Matthew Nichols | Franklin Templeton
Irene Speridakos | BNY Mellon.
Margarheeta Wise | MFS

Thank You to Our Bee Committee
Jeffrey Beale
Larry Fahey
Corey Groves | Co-Chair
Nilan Jasaysinghe | Co-Chair
Olga Kasparova
Jim Nolan | Board Chair
Julie Paris

 

2023 SPONSORS TO DATE
Morgan Stanley Logo First Literacy Sponsor
Eaton Vance Logo First Literacy Spelling Bee Sponsor
BNY Mellon Spelling Bee Sponsor
Franklin Templeton First Literacy Spelling Bee Sponsor
Citi Logo First Literacy Spelling Bee Sponsor
  • American Moving & Installation
  • AST
  • Brookline Bank
  • Deloitte
  • Jeffrey Beale
  • John Hancock
  • KPMG
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Patti Quigley
  • UBS

SPONSOR LEVELS

Frederick Douglass – $50,000

  • Verbal recognition during the event and prominent listing on event signage
  • Two Bee teams of three individuals to compete
  • Thirty Bee tickets
  • Prominent listing on the First Literacy website, event emails, social media posts, press releases, and print advertising
  • Logo or team name prominently featured in advertising and promotional materials
  • Listing in our Annual Report

Ralph Waldo Emerson – $25,000

  • Verbal recognition during the event and name listed on event signage
  • One Bee Team of three individuals to compete
  • Twenty Bee tickets
  • Prominent listing on the First Literacy website, event emails, social media posts, press releases, and print advertising
  • Social media posts, press releases, and print advertising
  • Logo or team name prominently featured in advertising and promotional materials
  • Listing in our Annual Report

Emily Dickinson – $15,000

  • One Bee team of three individuals to compete
  • Ten Bee tickets
  • Prominent listing on the First Literacy website, event emails, social media posts, press releases, and print advertising
  • Social media posts, press releases, and print advertising
  • Logo or team name prominently featured throughout the event
  • Listing in our Annual Report

Henry David Thoreau – $10,000

  • One Bee team of three individuals to compete
  • Eight Bee tickets
  • Prominent listing on the First Literacy website, event emails, social media posts, press releases, and print advertising
  • Logo or team name prominently featured throughout the event
  • Listing in our Annual Report

Louisa May Alcott – $5,000

  • One Bee team of three individuals to compete
  • Five Bee tickets
  • Listing on the First Literacy website, event emails, social media posts, press releases, and print advertising
  • Logo or team name prominently featured throughout the event
  • Listing in our Annual Report

Teammate – $3,500

  • One Bee team of three individuals to compete
  • Three Bee tickets
  • Logo or team name featured throughout the event
  • Listing in our Annual Report and on our website

Supporter – $1,500

  • Two Bee tickets
  • Logo or name featured throughout the event
  • Listing in our Annual Report and on our website

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