Funding Futures One Letter at a Time

CDI’s 3rd Annual Spelling Bee for Grownups Fundraiser on Wednesday, May 22nd was a roaring success, with three student teams and fourteen adult teams battling it out. Over 120 contestants came together for a memorable evening of music, stellar raffle prizes, great food and our signature marga-bee-ta cocktails, to support CDI’s college and career preparation services for more than 4,000 students each year. Our student spellers battled it out for three rounds and our champions took First Place with M-U-L-T-I-T-U-D-I-N-O-U-S and O-R-N-A-M-E-N-T-A-T-I-O-N.

Congratulations to Student Champions!

1st Place: No-Ho High-ve from City-As-School
2nd Place: The Blue Wings from Manhattan Comprehensive Night & Day High School
3rd Place: The Healthy Bees from The High School for Health Professions and Human Services

And to Adult Champions!

The Spellcasters (CDI Alumni) took 1st place with E-X-S-U-F-F-L-A-T-I-O-N
The Killer Beez (Accenture) took 2nd and The Geezer Beezers (Braun Business Management) took 3rd after going head-to-head in a nail-biting tie-breaker.