Annual Events

Date: Thursday, Mar 14, 2019 Time: 5:30-9:00 pm

Resized Spellebration Logo

Spellebration, the Literacy Center's signature fundraising event, was held on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Clearwater Place in Grand Rapids. The event celebrated the community’s efforts to bring about a just and vibrant West Michigan through the power of literacy.

Our 2019 event honored Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal with the Champion of Literacy Award, Kevin Stotts with the Ledy Award for Community Engagement, and Tiha Kabir with the Marshall Pitler Volunteer of the Year Award.

View the tribute video and event photos online. 

Thank you to our generous event sponsors: 

Event Underwriter:

fifth third

Champion of Literacy Award Sponsor:

  • JC and Tammy Huizenga

Key Sponsor: 

  • Autocam Medical

Award for Community Engagement Sponsors:

  • Cascade Engineering
  • Haworth

Literacy Society:

  • Doug & Maria DeVos Foundation
  • The Peter and Joan Secchia Family

Poetry League:

  • Amway
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Butterball Farms, Inc.
  • Scott Christopher Homes
  • Talent 2025 
  • Varnum LLP
  • Kate Pew Wolters


Speller's Society: 

  • Adamy Valuation
  • Baker Holtz CPAs and Advisors
  • David and Carol Van Andel Family Foundation
  • Dean Transportation
  • Downtown Grand Rapids, Inc.
  • Ferris State University
  • Grand Rapids Community College
  • GRCC Workforce Training
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools
  • Irwin Seating Company
  • Lake Michigan Credit Union
  • McShane & Bowie PLC
  • Meijer
  • Mercy Health
  • PNC Bank
  • Spectrum Health
  • Steelcase Inc.


Reading Circle: 

  • ADAC Automotive
  • Aquinas College
  • Associated Buillders and Contractors
  • Karl and Patricia Betz
  • Crowe LLP
  • ESCO Group, Inc.
  • Grand Rapids Public Museum
  • Grand Valley State University
  • Kent Companies
  • Priority Health
  • Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge
  • Elizabeth Welch and Brian Schwartz
  • Wolverine Coil Spring Co. 


Fiction Guild:

  • Allegra Marketing · Print · Mail 
  • COM 616
  • Fritz and Cathy Crabb
  • Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids
  • Grand Rapids Chamber
  • Emily and Aaron Johnson
  • Old National Bank

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