Annual Events

Date: Wednesday, Mar 29, 2023 Time: 5:30-9:00 pm

30th Annual Spellebration

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

We're thrilled to be back in person for our 30th Annual Spellebration event. Join us on Wednesday, March 29 as we celebrate the community's efforts to bring about a just and vibrant West Michigan through the power of literacy. 

This year's event will be at an exciting new venue, Leona Rd., with many of your favorite elements including a spelling game at your table and a video tribute of our honorees. 

The dollars raised from Spellebration will support our efforts to double our impact to reach even more of the 85,000 adults in Kent County who read below the 4th grade level. 

Our Honorees

We are pleased to be honoring three individuals this year who truly embrace our mission. 

Champion of Literacy Award

Dr. Ken Fawcett
Former VP, Corewell Health Healthier Communities

Ledy Award for Community Engagement

Ms. Barbara Rapaport
President, Real-time Perspectives, Inc.

Volunteer of the Year

Ms. Penny Hoffman
Literacy Center Tutor

Tickets & Sponsorships

Individual tickets: $125
Current tutor tickets: $75

Sponsorships begin at $500 [sponsor levels]


Questions? Contact Diedre Deering at
Leona Road
1351 Leonard Street NW Grand Rapids, MI 4904
Leona Road

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