OnPoint Community Credit Union Continues as Title Sponsor of Celebrity Spelling Bee

The OnPoint Community Credit Union Celebrity Spelling Bee raises funds for Schoolhouse Supplies’ Free Store for Teachers

PORTLAND, Ore., January 8, 2013— OnPoint Community Credit Union has announced its title sponsorship of the OnPoint Community Credit Union Celebrity Spelling Bee. The Spelling Bee, a signature fundraiser of the nonprofit Schoolhouse Supplies, will raise funds to support the Free Store for Teachers—which has provided $16.7 million worth of free school supplies to local classrooms in need.

This year’s Celebrity Spelling Bee will be held Thursday, January 31, 2013 at the Portland Art Museum from 5pm to 9pm. Celebrities include 2012 Spelling Bee Winner and actress Pat Jankowski, John Erikson from K103, Dave Dahl, president and co-founder of Dave’s Killer Bread, Zia Mccabe of The Dandy Warhols, and Mayor Charlie Hales. Judges include celebrity journalist Byron Beck and the Portland Timber’s own Timber Joey.

“OnPoint was founded by a group of Portland teachers in 1932 and we have a long history of supporting classrooms in our community,” said Rob Stuart, OnPoint President/CEO. “We are a proud supporter of Schoolhouse Supplies and sponsor of this event that celebrates the work of teachers and provides important resources to help students succeed.”

“The success of Schoolhouse Supplies is made possible through the support and generosity of this community and the Celebrity Spelling Bee,” said Jen Barth, Executive Director of Schoolhouse Supplies. “Last year we raised over $209,000 in vital funding, and our goal is to make 2013 our most impactful year ever for the teachers, students, and families we serve. We look forward to another successful event, and are grateful for partnership with OnPoint Community Credit as we celebrate our 13th year of service in the community.”

For more information about the OnPoint Community Credit Union Celebrity Spelling Bee, visit

OnPoint Community Credit Union is the largest credit union in Oregon, serving more than 248,000 members and with assets of $3.2 billion. Founded in 1932, OnPoint Community Credit Union’s membership is available to anyone who lives or works in one of 13 Oregon (Benton, Clackamas, Columbia, Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Lane, Linn, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Washington and Yamhill) and two Washington counties (Skamania and Clark), and their immediate family members. More information is available at or 503-228-7077 or 800-527-3932.

Schoolhouse Supplies is an award-winning nonprofit that supports public education in Portland by giving students and teachers free classroom supplies. Our mission to “serve classrooms in need by operating a volunteer-run Free Store for Teachers, which is stocked with supplies donated by the community,” is based on the belief that every child deserves school supplies and has the right to a quality education. More information is available at or 503-249-9933.

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