Great Grown Up Spelling Bee

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This spectacular event benefits Houston Center for Literacy featuring a fun and competivite spelling bee for adults. The evening begins with a cocktail hour followed by unique eats and concludes with a coffee and dessert bar and live music. The highlight of the event is the adult spelling bee where multiple teams of two compete against each other until one emerges V-I-C-T-O-R-I-O-U-S!

Register now for our 26th annual evening of wordplay and laughter, irresistible cuisine with great company and a few surprises!






Thank you to the sponsors of the 2017 Great Grown Up Spelling Bee!

Presenting Sponsor



CenterPoint Energy


BBVA Compass Bank

Sarah & Brad Bracewell/

Brigid & John Fitzpatrick

Bridgeway Capital Management

Bud Light/Silver Eagle Distributers

Cameron, A Schlumberger Company

Katy and Clyde Hays

Mary and David Klein

On the Mark Communications

Elaine Griffin Overton

Kim and Dan Tutcher   

Dangling Participles

Martha Turner Bauguss and Glenn Bauguss

Burlington English, Inc.

KIPP Houston Public Schools

Laura & Charles Litton

Martha & Aris Macris

Thomas-Hale Family Fund

Beth Wolff

Amber and Wayne Wootton

Special Thanks

Roula Christie

Ruben Dominguez

Four Seasons Hotel Houston

Amy Johnston

Eric Kleiman Photography

Lauren MacQueen

Lisa Malosky

Linda Marshall

On the Mark Communications

Plants n Petals

Sprinkles Cupcakes


White Oak Music Hall