5th Annual Adult Spelling Bee

Bee-lieve it! We're B-A-C-K!

Join us for an evening of word wizardry at Civically’s 5th Annual Adult Spelling Bee Fundraiser! Get ready to spell your way to victory while supporting our mission of fostering civically engaged, sustainable communities.

This in-person event will once again be held at our favorite spot, St. Clair Social | Pittsburgh Restaurant & Bar! Brush up on your vocabulary and bring your A-game for a night of friendly competition and laughter. Not a spelling savant? No problem! Come along and enjoy the event with us! See you there!

To learn more about who we are, our mission, and ways to get involved, visit www.civicallyinc.org.


1st Place: $250 Cash Prize + $50 St. Clair Social gift card
2nd Place: $125 Cash Prize
3rd Place: $75 Cash Prize


Heavy appetizers included.
Doors open at 6:00 PM.
Spelling Bee starts at 7:00 PM
No refunds / Space is limited.

Emcee & Judges

Emcee: Natalie Bencivenga
Judge: Alyssa P. Lyon, Director of the Black Environmental Collective
Judge: Tom Baker, Executive Director, Variety PGH
Judge: Josiah Gilliam, PUMP
Judge: Lydia Morin, Executive Director of CONNECT

Space is limited! Get your tickets today!

Come join us to spell your way to cash prizes, cheer on a friend, or simply support a great cause with great people. We can’t wait to bee here with you all!

Check Out This Video of the 2024 Adult Spelling Bee

Our Civically’s 4th Annual Adult Spelling Bee was truly one for the books! The event took place on Thursday, March 23 at Pittsburgh’s hotspot, St. Clair Social.


Spelling Bee Frequently Asked Questions

Is there an age requirement for participants?

All attendees – contestants and viewers, must be 18 years or older to join us at the spelling bee.

Yes, a drink ticket and heavy appetizers are included with all ticket purchases. There will also be food and drinks available for purchase at the venue.

Yes! By participating in the spelling bee, you’ll have a chance to win cash prizes and of course, the title of Civically Spelling Bee Champion!

Yes, there is a registration fee for all event attendees, including spelling bee participants. Be sure to register by March 1st to get the Early Bird Discount!

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