Last year, Aksia partnered with MS 582, a middle school in Brooklyn, to develop and enhance their after-school chess program. Thanks to the generous donations from last year’s fundraiser, we were able to help expand and support the school’s chess program through the 2017-2018 school year, incorporate professional coaching into the curriculum twice per week, enroll students in local competitions, host a chess competition at Aksia's office, and provide students with chess boards to practice at home.
We have big shoes to fill for the 2018-2019 school year – our focus this year will be to sponsor MS 582 students in a summer chess camp, continue to support them through professional coaching, enroll them in more competitions, and lastly, expand our after school program to an elementary feeder school to foster a love for chess at an even earlier age.
All proceeds raised as part of Aksia’s 2018 Summer Cocktails event are donated to Chess NYC and will be used to directly benefit the students of MS 582 and an MS 582 feeder school.
New York City Chess Services is a classified 501(c)(3) charity organization. Your donation is tax deductible and will be documented.
100% of proceeds will go to the enrichment of students.
If you are donating on behalf of Aksia's Fundraiser and prefer to send a check, please be sure to include “Aksia – MS 582” in the check memo so that the funds are applied to the Aksia – MS 582 Partnership.
Checks may be mailed to:
New York City Chess Services Inc.
1562 First Avenue
PO Box 189
New York, NY, 10028
Please be sure to include “Aksia – MS 582” in the check memo so that the funds are applied to the Aksia – MS 582 Partnership.