Annual Events

Date: Thursday, Jun 04, 2020 Time: 7:00-7:30 pm


Thursday, June 4, 2020
7:00 PM

Spellebration, the Literacy Center's signature fundraising event, will be held online on Thursday, June 4, 2020. Join us at 7 pm from the comfort of your living room to celebrate the community’s efforts to bring about a just and vibrant West Michigan through the power of literacy.

The event will be live-streamed on Facebook. If you're unable to attend, but want to support our mission, please visit

We look forward to celebrating our three honorees (Mark Peters, Tommy Allen, Marielle Levert) when we can gather again in person at our Spellebration 2021 event. 

A special thanks to all of our sponsors for continuing their critical support during this challenging time.

Thank you to our generous sponsors:

 Event Underwriter

Amway North America

Award Sponsors

Fifth Third Bank

Literacy Society

Autocam Medical
J.C. & Tammy Huizenga
Spectrum Health

 Poetry League

  • BDO
  • Butterball Farms, Inc.
  • Cascade Engineering
  • Irwin Seating Company
  • Lake Michigan Credit Union
  • Meijer
  • Varnum LLP
  • Waséyabek Development Company, LLC

Speller's Society

  • Adamy Valuation
  • Baker Holtz
  • Kevin and Michelle Bassett
  • Downtown Grand Rapids Inc
  • Enviah
  • Grand Rapids Community College Workforce Development
  • Grand Rapids Community College
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools
  • Lacks Enterprises, Inc.
  • McShane & Bowie PLC
  •  Secchia Family Charitable Trust
  • Steelcase Inc.

Reading Circle

  • Aquinas College
  • Karl and Patti Betz
  • Comerica Bank
  • ESCO Group, Inc.
  • Grand Rapids Public Museum
  • Grand Valley State University
  • Aaron and Emily Johnson
  • Kent Companies
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Plante Moran
  • Priority Health
  • Scott Christopher Homes
  • Elizabeth Welch and Brian Schwartz
  • Wolverine Building Group

Fiction Guild

  • Allegra Marketing * Print * Mail
  • John and Micki Benz
  • COM 616
  • Fritz and Cathy Crabb
  • Dominican Sisters ~ Grand Rapids
  • Express Employment Professionals
  • Fishman Stewart
  • Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Grand Rapids Community Foundation
  • David Hatter
  • Long Road Distillers
  • Reagan Marketing + Design
  • Talent 2025

Sponsorship opportunities begin at $500.

For more information, contact Libby Crabb Wahlstrom at or (616) 459-5151. 

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