Every contribution received helps take us one step closer to ensuring the Legacy of our mission and vision of Building Bridges to Better Health. Better Education. Better Communities.

Your support and generosity is greatly appreciated! 


The Chessmen Club is a 100% volunteer organization.  95% of the funds raised goes into the programs and services we provide to the community.  The value that the Chessmen Club has been able to bring to the community since 1958, has been made possible by the generous donations made by people like you.  

To continue providing value and impact to our youth and community, we ask that you please provide a donation to the Chessmen Club of the North Shore, Inc.  Your donations can be general or specific to our Chessmen Legacy FundScholarship or Social Programs (Health, Hunger, Literacy). 

Ways to Give:

  • Click on the Donate button to make payment via Credit Card - we accept American Express, MasterCard and Visa.
  • Write a check made payable to:  Chessmen Club, P.O. Box 1265, Evanston, IL 60204
  • Go to the Evanston Community Foundation website and make a payment to the Chessmen Legacy Fund, which is an Endowed fund managed by the Evanston Community Foundation, on behalf of the Chessmen Club.  

Chessmen Legacy Fund

In 2010, The Chessmen Club of the North Shore established the Chessmen Legacy Fund in the memory of Morris Barefield and Charles Thomas. The intent of this fund is to ensure that the Chessmen organization can fulfill our mission and vision for generations to come.

To help us fulfill our mission and vision, we ask that you make a donation by:

1) Going to this link: http://evanstonforever.org/giving/give-now/

2) Selecting the amount you would like to give and

3) Checking the box for ‘Other Fund’ and type Chessmen Legacy Fund in the adjacent field.

Other Ways to Give:

ANNUAL GIFTS – Annual Gifts allows us to properly fund our organization mission and vision, so we can continue to build healthy bridges to our community.

ENDOWMENTS – An endowment may be established to provide a perpetual gift for the awarding of scholarships to deserving high school seniors. A minimum of $10,000 is required to create an endowment. The gift will be awarded in the donor’s name on a permanent basis.

STOCKS/BONDS/SECURITIES – Appreciated stocks and bonds may help you avoid partial capital gains taxes and still receive a charitable income tax deduction. To arrange a transfer, please call Peter Braithwaite at 847-322-0152. Remember to designate your gift to the Chessmen Club of the North Shore, Inc.

MEMORIALIZED GIFTS – Many people choose to remember friends and family members who have passed on through memorial gifts to the Chessmen Club of the North Shore, Inc. These gifts are acknowledged to the family of the deceased.

PLANNED GIFTS – Planned and deferred gifts are an increasingly popular way to donate to not for profits, as they allow for more flexibility and tax-saving implications. Insurance policies, annuities, wills and trusts are only a few ways to leave a legacy to the Chessmen Club of the North Shore, Inc.

Please call for additional details on ways to give your gift.  Chessmen Club President André Wallace (224) 343.1295 would be happy to schedule a meeting with you.

Your support and generosity is greatly appreciated!