What The?

It's a spelling bee -- for adults. 

It's a fundraiser that will raise the money you need for your school or nonprofit organization. (Our clients have typically earned anywhere from $20,000 to $75,000 in fundraising revenue!)

It's a comedy show that gives your community a chance to enjoy a genuinely fun night out. 

It's The Spelling Bee Company!

From the original creators of the Tony Award-winning The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, our signature adults-only spelling bee show offers a belly-clutching evening of hilarity that raises money for your organization and brings your community together.



How The?

If you (or you and a partner organization together) have:


  • An active community of 80 or more people
  • A point person like a fundraising committee, development director, or support staff
  • Three months or more lead time
  • Access to a venue 
  • The need to raise over $20,000 in a unique and fun way


then fill out this little form...

and we will be in touch shortly to spell it all out for you!



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Who The?

The creators of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee bring the thrill of a live adult Spelling Bee to your community's next fundraiser!

Our company members are all professional performers and comedians with years of improvisation experience. These veteran improvisers and comedians will put your spelling acumen to the test while providing you with non-stop laughter, suspense and obscure vocabulary!

It all started when we were asked to host a Bee for 826LA, the organization founded by author Dave Eggers. We hosted fundraisers for his New York and San Francisco branches as well, and helped them raise over $200,000. Since then, we've been hosting live adult spelling bee fundraisers for schools and nonprofit organizations in Los Angeles, Denver, New York City, Seattle, the Bay Area, and more.






“Phenomenal event! My thanks go out to all of you. You’ve reminded me that if you believe, you can make anything happen – like raise $25,000 in three weeks!”    

– Marilyn Missoni, Micheltorena Elementary (Los Angeles),  $25,000

“Can’t thank you guys enough for coming to SF. I know everyone already thanked you a million times, but the glow from that last event continues here in SF. People had a blast. I think it was the funniest edition yet. And we raised a record amount of money…You guys are the best!”

– Dave Eggers, author and founder of 826 National  $102,000

“I heard so much positive feedback from our community from beginning to end (including during the show – people around me were telling me how much more fun it was than the  usual dinner/auction!). Thank you for bringing your show to us.”

– Khristine Holterman, Crystal Springs Uplands School (Hillsborough, CA)  $350,000

“Working with The Spelling Bee Company was an absolute delight!  First and foremost, our audience LOVED the Bee and is begging for us to do it again. Beyond the show itself, Rebecca and team were easy to work with and dedicated to helping us host a successful event.  I would recommend The Spelling Bee Company to anyone looking for a fresh approach to fundraising!”

– Jenn Daly, Powerful Schools (Seattle)

“We’re so pleased that we partnered with The Spelling Bee Company – our Stars on Stage Spelling Bee was a great success! In addition to raising much-needed funds to support our mission, the event helped us attract new donors and supporters, and garnered universal praise for being a fun and unique fundraiser.”

Colleen Truax,, Summer Scholars (Denver)  $75,000

“What an amazing, easy, super fun way to raise money for our school! Our parents were a little skeptical going in, but by the end of the night they were begging me to ‘do it again next year!’ I can’t imagine a more successful fundraiser, or a more hilarious way to spend an evening.”

– Jessica Craven, The Garden Co-op Preschool (Los Angeles), $28,000

“…a farcical linguistic competition slash comedy show that held the audience in states of belly-clutching laughter.”

– Mother Jones Magazine


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