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(P.O. Box 838, Wallkill, NY 12589)

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Chess For Youth Application

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Chess For Youth Free Membership Program



The US Chess Trust

The U.S. Chess Trust is an independent 501(c)(3), non-profit organization.

Created in 1967, the Trust was organized to promote, stimulate and encourage the study and play of the game of chess as a means of intellectual development. The Trust uses its resources for charitable purposes, including social, educational, scientific, historical endeavors. The Trust's focus is an outgrowth of similar activities formerly carried out by the U.S. Chess Federation.

More and more scientific studies have confirmed that children who are taught chess, in addition to their regular courses, do better in school. Studies report that chess helps develop valuable reading and decision-making skills, and improves students' ability to concentrate. The U.S. Chess Trust takes an active role in supporting chess education programs across the nation.

Through your tax-deductible contribution to The U.S. Chess Trust, you can make a difference in the life of a young person. Ben Franklin Donors ($500 or more) and Heritage Donors ($125 or more) will receive all the benefits listed below and have their names published in Chess Life. In addition, these donors, upon request, will receive a numbered copy of the limited edition Hall-of-Fame History of U.S. Chess, the most unique history of American chess ever written! Future editions of the Hall-of-Fame History of U.S. Chess will include the names of all past Heritage Donors. Associates (donors of at least $50) and Contributors (donors of $25 or more) will have their names published throughout the year in Chess Life and listed on this webpage.

Mail your contributions to: Managing Director Barbara DeMaro, The U.S. Chess Trust, P.O. Box 838, Wallkill, NY 12589. To qualify for your tax deduction, please make your check payable to the The U.S. Chess Trust. You can also make your donation using most major credit cards by calling us toll-free at 1-800-903-USCF (1-800-903-8723) or through the donation form in our New webstore. Inquiries regarding The Chess Trust can be sent to chesstrust@uschess.org.


U.S. Chess Trust Donors

Our sincere appreciation to our long-time chess trust supporters and recent legacy donors!!!!!

Legacy Donors
GM Arnold Denker
Deborah Doll

Future Legacy Donors
Harold B. Dondis
Barry I. Keith
Wil Wakely

To discuss ways to include the Chess Trust in your Will or Estate Planning call Managing Director, Barbara A. DeMaro at 845-527-1167 or email her at bduscf@aol.com.


Special Thanks (donors from January - November 2004)

Friends of Chess

$50,000 and above
Frank P. Samford III

$10,000 and above
Anonymous (NY)
Harold B. Dondis

$5,000 and above
Anonymous (NJ)
Arnold Denker

Corporate Donors
IBM
Walmart
X3D

Ben Franklin Donors ($500 or more)

Anonymous (NJ) • Stan Booz • Ray Bishop • Joel Channing • David Croson • Arnold Denker • Harold B. Dondis • Steve Doyle • Norman Forsythe • John Jordon II • Kasparov Foundation • John McCrary • Tonie Meiners • Robert Millette • Henry R. Odell • Oklahoma Chess Foundation • Robert Plunkett • Christopher Plunkett • Susan Polgar • Jon Quinn • Ken Sloan • Roger Spero • Harvey Susswein • Harold Winston

Heritage Donors ($125 or more)

Kent Bach • Victor Bearg • Samuel Benner • Michael Carr • J. William Cowart • Jeffrey Davidson • Michael Goodall • Roger Gotschall • Albert Henderson • Alan Hodge • Peter Hopkins • Peter Knopf • Helmut Kuhn • Albert Lawrence • Melvin Madsen • Bernie Letner • Howard Loomis • Arthur Mankin • Andrew Marshall • Thomas McCloud • Arthur Milholland • Nugent & Haeussler, PC • Bryan Norman • Steven Palmert • Matthew Pinkus • Sophia Ross • Ansel Schiffer • Landon Tice • Selden Trimble • Charles Unruh • Margaret Walker • Nancy Winston • The Members of Zeal.com

Associates ($50 or more)

Lars Aberg • Jarrod Aden • Eileen Ardito • Rick Armagost • Steven Babb • Thomas Bagby • John Bartkiv • Winston Batchelor • Randy Bauer • Tom Beckman • Matthew Bengtson • Ronald Bess • Dorothy Bickley • Gary Black • Roland Blaisdell • Ambrose Blenker • Alexander Blum • Lloyd Bond • Matthew Born • Ralph Bowsher • Alvin Brauer • Edmund Breider • Kenneth Calitiri • Derek Cantrell • H. Jay Carr • Celik Tantek • Ken Champney • Thomas Charles • Michael Clark • Daniel Cohen • Fredric Cohen • Gary Colvin • Robert Corwin • Thomas Crane • Tad Crawford • Dave Dalebroux • John Dorfman • William Dubinsky • Bobby Dudley • Peter Dyson • Jim Egerton, (Chess-Now Ltd.) • Robert Emke, Jr. • Marilynn Etzler • Neil Falconer • Donald Farrelly • Richard Feren • Jon & Patricia Fitch • Frank Floyd • Bonnie Foss • Ursula Foster • Steve Frymer • Katharine Gasser • Walter Gerash • John Gibbons • Yvonne Glenn • Robert Goble • Lawrence Goch • Augustin Gomez • Robert Goodman • William Gray, Jr. • Matthew Grinberg • Carl Haessler • Timothy Hanke • Davids Hater • William Henkin • Frank Hess • Bradley Hillman • Paul Hillstrom • John Holmes • John Homer • Richard Huber • Carol Jarecki • Albert Jenkins • Kenneth John • A. Frederic Judson • Timothy Just • Ralph Kaminsky • James Kelley • Emanuel Kelmenson • Phyllis Kennemer • Scott Kenyon • David Kerkhove • Steven Kern • E. Leon Kier • Kimbark Elementary • Helen Kittsley • Karl Kochman • Mikhail Korenman • David Kuhns • Chris La Counte • Peter Lahde • Lee Larson • Richard Laura • Bruce Leverett • Charles Long • James Lorentz • Gary Luke • Robert Lynch • Arthur Mack, Jr. • Charles Manley • Kenneth Marks • Kenneth Martin • Michael McBride • Curtis McDaniel • Quentin Meyer • Rebecca H. Meyer • Mark Miller • Zevi Miller • Arthur Montgomery • Primitivo Muniz • Robert Narveson • Frank Nelson • Harold Newman • Frank Nothaft • Nili Olay • Robert Parker • Harvey Pine • Raymond Plank • Pierre Plante • Jeffrey Quirke • William Radcliffe • James Ramaley • John Reed • Donald Reithel • Thomas Richardson • Stanley Robertson • Kenneth Rogoff • Michael Rose • Alonzo Ross • Jo Anne Sanger • Gilbert Saulter • Isa Schaff • Frederick Schmidt • Laurence Schmitt • Don Schultz • John Schweinberg • Elizabeth Shaughnessy • Michael Shaw • Walter Shipman • Edward Silakowski • Joshua Silverman • Thomas Simpson • Philip Smith • Dan Smith • Janice Smith • Arne Sorenson • Denis Strenzwilk • Robert Strickler • Hal Terrie • Bruce Tobis • Harold Torrance • Imre Toth • Lyonel Tracey • Robert Trone • Paul Truong • George Verbney • Joseph Wasserman • Wheeler James • Benton Wheeler • William Wright • Stephen Wygle • Robert Zachowski

Contributors ($25 or more)

Sergio Abreu • Eric Arnold • Robert Babione • Richard Baldock • Ronald Barnette • Ken Bearman • Manuel Begovich • Ralph Belter • Roy Benedek • Phyllis Benjamin • Martin Billik • Dorothy Birchfield • John Blakely • Hans Bogatsch • Ralph Bowman • Richard Castle • Joseph Caulfield • Richard Cheshire • Ruth Chodrow • Taft Dantzler • Domenico Delli Carpini • David Edelschick • Frederick Ekstrom • Christopher Feuchter • Norman Ficken, Jr. • Francis Frazier • Bernard Friend • Gregory Goellner • Robert Gow • Philip Harner • Raymond Hayes • Paul Hedlund • Rose Hedrick • L. George Hermes • Lew Hucks • Stanley Hunt • Michael James • Anthony Jasaitis • Elizabeth Jenkins-Joffe • William B. Judd • Eric Kativa • Allen Kaufman • John Kolts • Michael Korenich • Marvin Kornhauser • Edward Kramer • Thomas Landvogt • Andrew Lazarus • Steven Levenson • H. Lee Levins • Paul Mareauage • Gerald McDougall • Kent McGillicuddy • Priscilla McGregor • John Merritt • Edward Milhelich • Wesley Miller • Hans Morrow • Milton Moss • Robert Mosscrop • Thomas Murphy • Paul Neal • Ben Nethercot • Anthony Newhall • Jerry Nooker • Jerry O'Dell • Sara Palmgren • E. Jewel Papowitz • Grant Perks • Joy Peterson • Terry Phelps • Kathleen Pinches • Anthony Podolski • Robert Prince • Chris Prosser • Andrew Rea • Susan Roe • Stanley Ronchinsky • Stanley Rosanoff • Thomas Scarlatella • Martin Schwartz • Jose Silva • William Smith • Norbert Soltysiak • Jim Swicegood • James Trennepohl • Michael Trettel • Jill Tsakiris • Craig Turner • Gerard Van Deene • Anthony Vrsalovic • Sandra & Leon Weiner • Robert Werdann • Diane Whelton • Thomas White • Daniel Williams • Robert Wolf • Irving Wolfson • Loy L. Woods • Todd Woodruff • Edmund Yee • Charles Young • Robert Zeto • Dieter ZurLoye

Donations To The Chess Trust Through The Combined Federal Campaign

Devara Achuko • Arants Algieros • Chris Almeria • Jo Lynn Anderson • Prasad Angara • Lonny Arvidson • Corey Aurand • Vincent Avila • Mia Baker • Sekou Baraka • Joseph Befus • Darwin Beuning • Mohammand Bilal • Willie Billingslea • Steven Black • Peter Borsay • Timothy Bowne • Gerald Bramstedt • Herman Breckenridge • Larry Brown • Gary Brush • Kevin Buck • Alan Buring • Richard Burman • Alex Cannon • Maria Carrillo • Gerald Casteel • Carmen Chairez • Daniel Cicero • Joseph Cox • Charles Davenport • Luther Davis, Jr. • Steven Deola • James Dipaolo • John Dixon • Joseph Dixon • Elizabeth Dombroski • Samuel Echaure • Kenneth Edwards • Rolando Espinosa • Tim Eum • Robert EwerII • Jesse Feldberg • R.J. Garber • Ernest Garcia • Edward Gonsalves • Eric Graham • Joan Grunberg • Edward Guevara • Paul Guevin • Kevin Gutierrez • Robert Higgins • Nathan Hitchings • Ronnie Hites • Delisle Holder • David Horrigan • Roger Huba • James Huddleston • Timothy Jong • Donald Joseph • Guy Kirton, Jr. • Scott Kitchen • Jeffery Kloss • John Kluge • Joseph Kluthe • Lawanna Koch • Adam Lager • Gary Lambert • Douglas Leech • Kevin Leonard • Jerome Lindsay • Booker Little • Seth Loht • Michael Lord • Sonny Lorrius • Joseph Maddox • Scott Maid • Steven Mattera • Bill McClellan • Riley McLehan, Jr. • Norman Meyer, Jr. • William Murphy • Matthew Nemmers • Ernest Nix • Eric Oh • Robert Pflieger • Blake Randall • John Reisner • Raymond Rosenberg • Paul Ruiz • Blanca Sanchez • James Sayer • Nolan Schramm • Branaan Schulze • David Selinger • Brandon Sespene • Andre Shelton • Sherman Siegal • Jon Sjogren • Jason Skwara • John Strohecker • Eddie Thomas • Rossi Thomas • James Thomas, Jr. • Leonard Timko • Jason Timmer • Jeffrey Tongue • Paul Turner • Allan Vandenburg • Micael Ward • Rickey Weathers • Keith Webber • Sean Welker • Gerald Wheeler • Bruce Whitver • Timothy Wightman • Tad Withers • David Young

Donations In Memory of Thomas White

Mr. & Mrs. George Verney • Mr. & Mrs. Wesley Miller • Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Browne • Mr. Dorothy Bickley • Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Brownlie • Mr. & Mrs Paul Neal • Ms. Phyllis Kennemer • Ms. H. Lee Levins • Ms. Yvonne Glenn • Ms. Barbara Heckart • Mr. & Mrs. Manuel Begovich • The Officers of Monumental Life Insurance • Ms. Janice Smith • Mr. & Mrs. Todd Woodruff • Ms. Elizabeth Jenkins-Joffe • Mr. & Mrs. Frank Hess • Mrs. Bonnie Foss • Ms. Rose Hedrick • Mr. & Mrs. Philip Harner • McGregor & Associates • Jane Austin Society of North America • Ms. Dorothy Birchfield • Mr. & Mrs. William B. Judd • Mary Beth Uitti


Donations to The U.S. Chess Trust are tax-deductible
A 501 (c) (3) organization.

US Chess Federation Patron Program

You can support American chess activities, get a tax deduction and receive recognition around the world in Chess Life magazine! If you donate $50 or more, your name will be published throughout the year in Chess Life six times per year. Names of those donating to the USCF Patron Program will also be printed in USCF's Annual Report, and those donating at least $150 or more will be invited to a special conference with the USCF President and Executive Director during the US Open. Contribute at least $1500, and your name will also appear monthly in a special Chess Life box on the same page as our Executive Board and Professional Staff. Names of all patrons will also be listed on the USCF Website for a year, with Gold Patrons ($5,000 or more) and Gold Benefactors ($15,000 or more) honored on the homepage.

All Patron Program donations will be used for USCF projects consistent with the U.S. Chess Trust's activities: scholastic chess, junior chess, prison chess, and U.S. representation in international events.

Patron Categories

* Contributors ($25 or more)-Website listing and one time listing in Annual Report
* Patrons ($50 or more)-Website listing and one time listing in Annual Report
* Benefactors ($150 or more)*
* Silver Patrons ($500 or more)*
* Silver Benefactors ($1,500 or more)*
* Gold Patrons ($5,000 or more)*
* Gold Benefactors ($15,000 or more)*

Note: Categories noted with an "*" will appear in Chess Life, on USCF's website, in Annual Report and receive an invitation to a special conference with the USCF President and Executive Director during the US Open.

Mail your contributions to: Managing Director Barbara DeMaro, The U.S. Chess Trust, P.O. Box 838, Wallkill, NY 12589. To qualify for your tax deduction, please make your check or money order payable to The U.S. Chess Trust, and identify the check as a contribution to the USCF Patron Program. You can also make your donation using most major credit cards by calling us toll-free at 1-800-903-USCF (800-903-8723) or through the donation form in our New webstore.

Inquiries regarding the US Chess Federation Patron Program can be sent to Barbara DeMaro at chesstrust@uschess.org.

USCF Patron Program Donors

Silver Benefactors ($1,500 or more)

Anonymous (NJ) • John Dozier • James Eade • Oklahoma Chess Foundation

Silver Patrons ($500 or more)

Karl Irons • John McCrary • Jon Edward Quinn

Benefactors ($150 or more)

William Bradley • Michael Cherry • Michael Goodall • Paul Hock • Agnes Hunsicker • Craig Jennings • A. Frederick Judson • Frederick Lohr • Arthur Montgomery • D.M. Scott • James Wheeler • Michael Wilson

Patrons ($50 or more)

Andrew Batchelor • Britain Beezley • Robert Burke • Daniel Cohen • Robert Daniti • Albert Epstein • Joseph Farrell • Ursula Foster • Michael Goodall • Leon Haft • Leon Hariton • Tim HJelmeland • Louis Huntington, Jr. • Robert Hux • Herbert Jacklyn • Donald Kaiser • Allen Kaufman • Stephen Kenton • Martin Katahn • Kurt Landsberger • Philip Lehpamer • Robert Lynch • Michel McBride • Paul McGinnis • John Musser • Richard Neapolitan • Michael Neshewat • Susan Noden • Gregory Novak • Samuel Paisley • Steven Palmert • Kalev Pehme • Anthony Podolski • Wayne Praeder • John Reed • William Robinson • Kenneth Rogoff • Carol Ruderman • Randall Ryan • Edward Sampson • Gilbert Saulter • Francis Schott • Mark Smith-Soto • Douglas Southon • Robert Strickler • Dan Terrible • James Theile, Jr. • Imre Toth • Ira Wilkow • Harold Winston • Jean Worley

Contributors ($25 or more)

Cyane Berning • Joseph Caulfield • Franklyn Davenport • Patrick Eberlein • Norman Ficken, Jr. • Leonard Fondiller • Yvonne Friend • Gregory Goellner • David Miller • Pierre Plante • Raymond Raphael • Alonzo Ross • John Schweinsberg • Howard Sirota • Clark Whelton

For your convenience, Chess Trust donations may be made through our online store.

Make your tax-deductible contribution online today!
 
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