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Join the Caïssa Club

About the Caïssa Club

The Caïssa Club is named after the mythical Thracian dryad portrayed as the goddess of chess. Caïssa originates from the 658-line poem, Scacchia Ludus c. 1565, by Italian Renaissance poet Hieronymus Vida, which describes a chess game on Mount Olympus between Apollo and Mercury in the presence of the other gods.

Why You Should Join

The Caïssa Club is a joint gift program which recognizes dedicated individuals, corporations and foundations who make a combined annual gift of $1,000 or more to the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis and the World Chess Hall of Fame. Contributions from our generous supporters go toward supporting chess education, cultural exhibitions, and programming. Click here to download the Caïssa Club membership form.
 

 
The names listed on the squares of this chess board have made an annual gift of at least $1,000 to help sustain chess through education, the arts, culture history and sport in the city of Saint Louis and beyond. This 10x10 chess board is located on the patio of the World Chess Hall of Fame.
 

 

Founder's Square

$15,000 and above
All joint membership benefits, plus:
  • Exclusive dinner for 6 at the World Chess Hall of Fame or Chess Club and Scholastic Center.
  • Private lesson for 2 with renowned Grandmaster.
  • Invitations to all VIP and behind-the-scenes events.
  • Recognition on the World Chess Hall of Fame's giant, patio chess board (your name solely listed in the King or Queen square) for one year.
  • Recognition in the monthly, digital newsletter.*
Estimated value of goods and services: $712.50
 
 

Grandmaster's Square

$5,000 and above
All joint membership benefits, plus:
  • Private lesson for 2 with renowned Grandmaster.
  • Invitations to all VIP and behind-the-scenes events.
  • Recognition on the World Chess Hall of Fame's giant, patio chess board for one year.
  • Recognition in the monthly, digital newsletter.*
Estimated value of goods and services: $112.50
 
 

Kings and Queens Square

$2,500 and above
All joint membership benefits, plus:
  • Invitations to all VIP and behind-the-scenes events.
  • Recognition on the World Chess Hall of Fame's giant, patio chess board for one year.
  • Recognition in the monthly, digital newsletter.*

 

Caïssa Square

$1,000 and above
All joint membership benefits, plus:
  • Recognition on the World Chess Hall of Fame's giant, patio chess board for one year.
  • Recognition in the monthly, digital newsletter.*
 
To view current Caïssa Club members, click here.
 
*Donors are listed in our newsletter unless they wish to remain anonymous.
 
 
 
To renew your Caïssa Club membership with a one-time gift, complete this form and mail to:
Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis
Attn: Development
4657 Maryland Ave.
Saint Louis, MO 63108

 

 
To make a pledge and pay your membership monthly or quarterly, please contact: