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There are numerous ways to get involved! Join our STEM Council, sponsor a school, participate in an event, or put your company name on our chess boards.

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High-Value, Low Cost

The critical thinking and social skills children get from First Move are valuable life skills. At less than $25 per student for an entire year, it’s a low-cost program, but schools have very little money for enrichment programs. Our generous donors help to offset the cost so schools can implement First Move.


Make an Impact

Schools need help in the first year when the program is $650 per classroom. They are able to fund continuing years at $100 per classroom. That means after 5 years, a one-time donation of $5000 will have made it possible for the school to deliver First Move to over 750 students!

What is the STEM Council?

America’s Foundation for Chess STEM Council is a Group of businesses and individuals committed to the betterment of STEM Education in this country, and who understand the link between chess and STEM skills.

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Platinum Level Giving
Gold Level Giving
Anonymous Donor
Silver Level Giving
Ginger and Barry
Ackerly Foundation
Thomas and Andrea
Mendell Foundation
Jeff and Susan
Larry Lunt
Knight Angels
Kurt Dalton
Robert Wolfe
Stan Kahn
Lata Krishnan
and Ajay Shah
Spring Lake
Equity Partners
Sue Weggener and
Steve McCracken
Club Corp.
Perkin’s Coie
Michael Cavallero
George G. Montgomery
The Partners Group
Bob Zabors
Copper Level Giving
Advisory Group
Education Coalition
Science Center

Join the STEM Council!

Please consider joining our STEM Council! If you’re interested, or for more information, please contact America’s Foundation for Chess.

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