The Literacy Cooperative


2019 Cleveland Corporate Spelling Bee

Thursday, September 12, 2019

5:00 pm to 8:30 pm

The City Club of Cleveland

What’s the buzz?

  • High-spirited, fast-paced, fun and fiery adult spelling bee with words that will challenge and spark the intellect.
  • Corporate and community teams from the Cleveland area compete against one another to become Corporate Spelling Bee Champion and take home the trophy.
  • Teams consist of three members who represent the top spellers in their organizations.
  • Up to 8 teams duel it out in the preliminary single elimination rounds to compete in the championship round.
  • Past Champions are BakerHostetler, Benesch and Cleveland Public Library.
  • 2018 Final Four preliminary round winners were teams from Thompson Hine, Cuyahoga Community College, Medical Mutual and Cleveland Public Library.
  • Audience members cheer on their favorite team and kindle an electrifying atmosphere.

Mike McIntyre, Columnist at The Plain Dealer and Host/Producer of “The Sound of Ideas” on WCPN, will liven the event as Emcee. Mike Snyder, from WTAM’s Wills and Snyder in the Morning, and Monyka Price, Chief of Education for the City of Cleveland, will present the words.

As the crowd gathers, guests and contestants partake of appetizers, food stations, and drinks as they mingle and share conversation with special guests, CEO’s and local people of note.

Sponsorships and team registrations begin at $2,500.

For information or to receive a registration form please contact Elizabeth Horrigan at 216-776-6182 or

Media partners include WKYC TV3, Cleveland Magazine, and WTAM

Proceeds benefit The Literacy Cooperative of Greater Cleveland, the region’s umbrella organization to address the crisis of low literacy in our community.

Register now!


Mayor Frank Jackson
City of Cleveland
County Executive Armond Budish
Cuyahoga County


Marc Stefanski

Third Federal Savings


David Abbott
The George Gund Fdn

Kip Bollin
Thompson Hine LLP

Jeanette Grasselli Brown
Community Leader

Marc S. Byrnes
Oswald Companies

Rick Chiricosta
Medical Mutual

Char Fowler
Community Leader

Dr. Alex Johnson
Cuyahoga Community College

Randell McShepard
RPM International Inc.

August A. Napoli, Jr.
United Way of Greater Cleveland

Pat Pastore

Richard W. Pogue
Jones Day

Albert B. Ratner
Forest City Realty Trust

Ronn Richard
Cleveland Foundation

Hewitt B. Shaw, Jr.

Robert C. Smith
Cerity Partners

Barbara R. Snyder
Case Western Reserve University

J. Mark Sutherland
The Lubrizol Corporation

Felton Thomas, Jr.
Cleveland Public Library

Thomas F. Zenty III
University Hospitals

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