2020 Celebrity Spelling Bee

Join us in celebrating 20 years of history and impact. 

We are so grateful for the community support that has led to this birthday milestone. 

Wednesday March 4, 2020

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark, Portland, OR 97214

Cocktail and Business Attire


Tickets are available!

To purchase tickets please call (503) 249-9933 ext 7 or visit here.


The Celebrity Spelling Bee is Schoolhouse Supplies’ annual benefit gala, which brings our community of supporters together to raise funds necessary to provide free school supplies to students in need.  VIP guests enjoy a Cocktail Reception and Dinner and classroom-focused silent auction, followed by wine, dessert and the Celebrity Spelling Bee on stage at Revolution Hall.

Funds raised at this annual event make a direct impact in local classrooms and on the quality of public education through the operation of the Free Store for Teachers. In our highest priority schools, 87% of students qualify for free and reduced lunch and 18% are homeless or highly mobile.

Featuring Master of Ceremonies Poison Waters

We are thrilled to announce that our MC from last year, Poison Waters, is joining us again for the 2020 Celebrity Spelling Bee! We are excited that Michael Powell and Emily Powell of Powell’s Books will join the stage as our Spelling Bee judges. We are also proud to announce the first appearances of the Unipiper, aka Brain Kidd, and the Cuddler, aka Samantha Hess, author and owner of Cuddle Up to Me, and the Rose City Rollers as spellers this year. Learn more about these amazing folks here.

Stay tuned as more spellers are to be revealed!

Thank you to our sponsors

Learn about sponsorship opportunities here