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Chess Tutors was founded to enrich the lives of all children, irrespective of their financial wherewithal.

Giving back is what Chess Tutors was created to do. Nevertheless, the facilitating and administrating of our services is a costly endeavor. Your support will help us as we work to provide valuable enrichment opportunities for the children in the communities we serve and facilitate the livelihood of those who organize the ongoing activities of our program in the schools.

Additionally Donations may assist with making it easier for us to provide:

Scholarships for children who would otherwise not be able to participate in our program. High-quality instructors Materials and equipment to enhance and expand our program’s effectiveness.

Donors and grantors who have considered us worthy of their gracious donations up to ($10,000) in the past include:

The Weingart Foundation

M & G Association IMPORTANT NOTE: We are a PMA (Private Membership Association). Hence, we are not a public organization in accordance with the following:

Over the past several decades and due to favorable rulings, opinions and interpretations by the Supreme Court, the law of the land has highlighted our constitutional right to conduct business in the private domain versus the public domain.

In the public domain our statutory business operates under the jurisdiction of the state or federal regulatory agencies designed to protect the public.  In the private domain of a private membership association PMA, you may operate outside the normal public jurisdiction and your association rights could only be restricted if “justified by clear public interest, threatened not doubtfully or remotely, but by clear and present danger”. Thomas, 323 U.S. at 531.

The right of association is part of the “bundle of rights protected by the First Amendment and related to “the right of privacy implicit in the First Amendment.”

“The right of association has become a part of the bundle of rights protected by the First Amendment, and the need for a pervasive right of privacy against government intrusion has been recognized, though not always given the recognition it deserves. Unpopular groups like popular ones are protected. Unpopular groups if forced to disclose their membership lists may suffer reprisals or other forms of public hostility. But whether a group is popular or unpopular, the right of privacy implicit in the First Amendment creates an area into which the Government may not enter.” Gibson, 372 U.S. at 569-70 (citations and footnote omitted).

See generally NAACP v. Alabama ex rel. Patterson, 357 U.S. 449 (1958). The Court held that, “the immunity from state scrutiny of membership lists which the Association claims on behalf of its members is here so related to the right of the members to pursue their lawful private interests privately and to associate freely with others in so doing as to come within the protection of the Fourteenth Amendment.” Id. at 466. Justice Harlan opined that, “It is beyond debate that freedom to engage in association for the advancement of beliefs and ideas is an inseparable aspect of the ‘liberty’ assured by the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, which embraces the freedom of speech.”  Hence, any donations will not be provided an EIN # — all donations and transactions that you do with Chess Tutors are considered private. As one might baby sit a friends children or clean a neighbors car or tutor a relatives child all business conducted with Chess Tutors are private.



  * Previously arranged flat payments from districts, schools or parents can also be made on this page