The Time Is Now: Help Make the Vision a Reality

You're a novice player looking for a comfortable and welcoming place to build your chess skills . . . or a titled master looking for someplace to find prospective students and practice against your peers. You're a curious experience-seeker looking for an enjoyable introduction to the game of kings . . . or a chess fiend craving advanced instruction and tournament activity every week. You're a striving parent looking for a safe and friendly environment where your child can receive high-quality chess instruction . . . or a woman who'd like to get more involved in the game, looking for a well-maintained place to play and learn where you'll get the respect you deserve as part of the community.

We love chess, and we love Chicago. We want to give you a place that's all these things and more: an educational, cultural and civic institution. Please make a year-end gift and help us reach our goal of $30,000 by Jan. 18, 2013, so that we can open our doors on May 1.


Your generosity will allow us to secure a lease on a site, obtain furniture and equipment, and begin offering classes for players of all ages and skill levels, along with a full calendar of U.S. Chess Federation–rated events and open play. With a gift of $250 or greater, you'll become a member of our prestigious Founders' Court and receive free instruction, access to exclusive events and more.

Click here to make your tax-deductible donation now, or send a check payable to Chicago Chess Center NFP Inc. to 230 W. Monroe St., Suite 330, Chicago, IL 60606.

We thank you for helping us make this vision a reality. To receive more information, subscribe to this news feed, join our mailing list, and connect with us on Facebook and Twitter. And please share our message with your family and friends.

The Chicago Chess Center has been a long time coming, and we want to fulfill our promise to you. We're serious about creating a stable and viable institution that will survive through our first year of operation and beyond. Please give now so that we can be open to serve you on May 1.