Individual Giving

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Ways to Give - Every Dollar Counts

One Time:  Give a one-time gift online now by clicking the "Give Now" button, call us at (503) 295-1230.

Strategic Supporter: Make a monthly gift. Continuously support Chess for Success all year.

Workplace Giving: Workplace giving campaigns are annual, employer-sponsored charitable campaigns that allow you and your fellow employees to support non-profit organizations through payroll deductions. Often, your employer will match your gift, doubling or even tripling the impact to Chess for Success. Simply select Chess for Success as recipient of your workplace giving/payroll giving.

Tribute/Memorial:  Make a gift in honor or in memory of a special person. Birthdays, anniversaries, teacher appreciation week, holidays. Honorees will receive notice of your thoughtfulness.

Stock Transfer:  Make a donation of appreciated securities and you may receive an immediate tax deduction and savings on capital gains taxes you would have incurred had you sold the stock. Please consult your tax advisor before transferring stock.

Legacy Giving

Retirement Assets:  Donating retirement assets, retirement plans, and life insurance policies is one of the best ways to make a gift. Naming Chess for Success as a beneficiary (or contingent beneficiary) of all or a percentage of your IRA, 401(k), or other retirement plan assets can save your estate both income and estate taxes.

Planned Gift:  Bequests can be made for specific dollar amounts, a percentage of your estate, or for a remainder amount. If Chess for Success is already a part of your estate plan, please let us know.

Chess for Success will gladly accept a charitable gift annuity. Please contact your financial planner or tax advisor before finalizing an estate plan.

Please contact our Development Office to learn more about Legacy Giving options.

Jeff Zawada, Development Director
503-295-1230 Ext. 100 or 800-285-7660

Chess for Success has been recognized for fiscal responsibility. We received the Light a Fire 2009 “Most with the Least” award for providing programming at an average cost of $150 per student. In September 2014, we received distinction as a “BBB Accredited Charity” for meeting all 20 Better Business Bureau Giving Alliances Standards for Charity Accountability. We remain good stewards of the funds entrusted to us.

Chess for Success is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization: Tax ID 93-1208405