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Foundation & Corporate Giving

The Chess Club consistently seeks new foundation and corporate partners to ensure funding is available for scholastic chess programming in schools across the Saint Louis region. Since 2008, the Chess Club has served over 8,000 students. To learn more about becoming a foundation or corporate partner, please contact or development@saintlouischessclub.org or 314-361-CHESS (2437).
 
The Saint Louis Chess Club wants to thank our Corporate and Foundation Donors for their generosity and commitment. These partners support the Chess Club and its mission to spread the game and the educational benefits of chess to every child and adult in Saint Louis and beyond.

 

Founder’s Square $15,000+

  • Ascension
  • Emerson
  • Explore St. Louis
  • Monsanto Fund
  • Mysun Foundation
  • Omnicom
  • Dr. Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield
  • The Slay Committee
  • UMB Bank

Grandmaster’s Square $5,000+

 

  • Viswanathan Anand
  • AT&T
  • Bryan Cave
  • Caperion, Inc.
  • Edward Jones
  • Everyday Health Media
  • Rick and Susan (Kelly) Gilbert
  • Roseanne and Robert Henkel
  • Kasparov Chess Foundation
  • Maritz Inc
  • Jane and Dave Peacock
  • R. G. Ross Construction Co., Inc.

 

  • The Ragone Family
  • Reinmann Jain Associates
  • Saint Louis University
  • Shane Sedate
  • Peggy and Pat Sly
  • Spire Inc.
  • Staples
  • Switch
  • Tea Leaves Health
  • Anthony R. Tersigni
  • Wells Fargo Bank

Kings & Queens Square $2,500+

 

  • Barrett Barrera Projects
  • Elizabeth and James Beckmann
  • Blueprint4Summer Youth Education Fund
  • Daugherty Business Solutions
  • Downtown STL
  • First Rule 
  • Stefanie and David Levenson
  • Stephanie Martin

 

  • Mike Matheny
  • Plancorp
  • Jeff Rainford, Mike Kelly and Steve Smith 
  • Jill and Mark Rawlins
  • United States Chess Federation
  • Jill and Dave Wenzel 

 

Caïssa Square $1,000+

 

  • Accenture
  • Sachin Agrawal
  • Ameren Corporation
  • Arcturis
  • Beyond Reynosa Foundation
  • Carl Bouckaert 
  • Holly and Dan Buck 
  • Busey Bank
  • Santina and Lou Caruana
  • The Chase Park Plaza, a Royal Sonesta Hotel
  • Clayton Valet
  • Barbara and John Doyle
  • Leila and David Farr
  • Brent Ford
  • FleishmanHillard
  • Cabanne Howard, Kaleidoscope
  • Management Group
  • The Kelley Group
  • Douglas Koch  
  • John Kurusz

 

  • Tammy and Kyutae Lee
  • Gerry Lewis 
  • Lodging Hospitality Management
  • Lucky Foot Productions
  • Sheila and Peter Manion
  • Dr. Patricia and Samuel Maryland
  • Sue and Lee Metcalf
  • Niebling Auto Repair
  • Andy Oberman
  • Drs. Fran and Fred Pestello
  • Michael Prather
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • Jennifer Shahade  
  • Julie and Steve Sherwood
  • Anuj Singhal
  • Regional Arts Commission
  • Restonic Houston
  • Julie and Andy Thome
  • Veritas
  • Joy Bray and Jeff Wilson
  • Jean and Steve Nystrom

Chess Patrons

 

  • GM Jacob Aagaard
  • Suzanne Archer
  • GM Maurice Ashley
  • Nancy and Angelo Arzano
  • Shannon and Bradley Bailey
  • Mark D. Barner
  • Amy Barnett
  • Kirstin and Dave Bartholomew 
  • Madison and Senior Chief Edward
  • Byers Jr.
  • Daughters of Charity
  • Beth and Doug Eckert
  • Leslie and Gregg Eilers
  • Beth Fitzgerald
  • Rosalia and James Ford
  • Jacqueline and Steve Gilmore
  • Ken Haupt
  • Ann and Jim Hendrich
  • Linsey and Scott Highmark
  • Hill Investments
  • Tracee and Bob Holmes
  • Maureen and Michael Keating
  • Lotis Key      
  • Rick Kissel
  • Mayor Lyda Krewson and Mike
  • Owens
  • Lewis Rice, LLC
  • Pat and Tom Long
  • Ken and Joshua Mask
  • Sharon and Rich McClure
  • Matthew Minder
  • Abigail Niebling
  • Notion, LLC
  • Crystal and Steve O’Loughlin
  • Laura and Brad Partridge

 

 

  • Sharon and Michael Pfefferkorn
  • John Pirolo
  • Cheryl and Mike Podgursky
  • Paul J. Posey Jr.
  • Joan and Alan Priest
  • Reby Family Fund
  • Tony Rich
  • Kim Richardson
  • Dot and Jim Ritts
  • Jennifer Roberts
  • Fred Rohlfing
  • Nelly and Sean Rose
  • Susan Sauer  
  • Dr. Lauren Schwarz
  • Ro Sharma
  • Johnny Smith 
  • Bet and Jack Stapleton
  • Stephen Family Charitable Trust, a Donor Advised Fund of The U.S. Charitable Gift Trust
  • Lauren and Derrick Stewart
  • Mary and Tom Stillman
  • Aaron Straub
  • Jean and Mike Szerzinski
  • Senator Jim and Brenda Talent
  • Kathy and Tim Thompson
  • Mary Ellen Unnerstall
  • Susanne Franza Valdez 
  • Julie and Peter Villhard 
  • Andrew Walker
  • Jiejia Wang
  • Lisa Wentzel
  • Work Front
  • Mark Wrighton
  • Sharon and Dick Zitzman