Annual Events

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

Resized Spellebration Logo

Join us at a new venue during a new time of year for Spellebration, the Literacy Center's signature fundraising event. This year's event will be held on Thursday, March 14, 2019 from 5:30- 9:00 PM at Clearwater Place in Grand Rapids. Spellebration draws 375 guests to celebrate the community’s efforts to bring about a just and vibrant West Michigan through the power of literacy.

Our 2019 event honors 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.

Individual tickets: $110
Current tutor tickets: $60
Sponsorships begin at $500

Purchase tickets online or by calling the Literacy Center at (616) 459-5151 ext. 19. Contact with any questions.

Thank you to our generous event sponsors: 

Event Underwriter:

fifth third

Champion of Literacy Award Sponsor:

  • JC and Tammy Huizenga

Award for Community Engagement Sponsors:

  • Cascade Engineering
  • Haworth

Literacy Society:

  • 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
  • Dean Transportation
  • Ferris State University
  • Grand Rapids Community College
  • GRCC Workforce Training
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools
  • 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
  • Kent Companies
  • Priority Health
  • 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
  • Old National Bank

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