Thank You

The Pittsburgh Chess Club is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to chess education and promotion in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. Thank you for your support as we continue to spread the benefits of chess to people of all ages, skill levels and backgrounds!

Why Give?

It is through your help that can enable us to sponsor local tournaments, simultaneous exhibitions, and youth chess education in Pittsburgh and the surrounding area.


Make a Difference

We have brought chess to schools because we believe it directly contributes to academic performance. In particular, educational research confirms that chess helps with focusing, visualizing, thinking ahead, weighing options, concrete analysis, abstract thinking, planning, and multitasking.

2022 Lecture Fund

Help us deliver future lectures from distinguished guests. (donate here)

2022 Library Storage Fund

This funding will allow us to store our surplus of library books, archives, and outdoor tables/chairs in climate controlled storage. (donate here)

Thank you!

The Pittsburgh Chess Club is grateful for all of the generous donations from individuals, organizations, and businesses over the years. We would like to acknowledge the 2020 – 2021 donors by listing their names below. If your name is missing, please contact us.

$1,000 – $2,499

  • Mark Jeromin
  • E. Tomlinson Fort

$500 – $999

  • United Health
  • Jeff Schreiber
  • Tyler Petit

$250 – $499

$100 – $249

  • Jeff Schreiber
  • Jeff Schreiber
  • Izzy Isaacson

$50 – $99

  • Finn Overlie

$25 – $49

  • Jeff Schreiber

$5 – $24

* Donations that were made on behalf of the listed donor.
Donations that were made in honor of the listed donor.
Donations that were made in memory of the listed donor.

Please note that if you do not want your name posted on our Donors page and if you are not making the donation on behalf, in honor, or in memory of someone else, there are different ways to indicate this depending on how you make your donation. PayPal has an “Optional Note” field that allows you to indicate anonymous donation. If writing a check, simply write anonymous in the memo field.

Chess helps you to concentrate, improve your logic. It teaches you to play by the rules and take responsibility for your actions, how to problem solve in an uncertain environment..

Garry Kasparov

The game of chess is not merely an idle amusement. Several very valuable qualities of the mind, useful in the course of human life, are to be acquired or strengthened by it… Life is a kind of Chess, in which we have often points to gain, and competitors or adversaries to contend with.

Benjamin Franklin

Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.

Roger Lewin