Caïssa Club

Caïssa Club

To join or renew your Caïssa Club membership with a one-time gift, complete form and mail to:

World Chess Hall of Fame
Attn: Caïssa Club
4652 Maryland Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63108 

Click here to download the Caïssa Club membership form.

Caïssa Club

To make a pledge and pay your membership monthly or quarterly, please contact:

Lauren Stewart, Development Manager
lauren.stewart@worldchesshof.org
(314) 795-8829

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*Donors are listed in our newsletter unless they wish to remain anonymous.

About the Caïssa Club

The Caïssa Club is named after the mythical Thracian dryad portrayed as the goddess of chess. Caïssa originates from the 658-line poem, Scacchia Ludus c. 1565, by Italian Renaissance poet Hieronymus Vida, which describes a chess game on Mount Olympus between Apollo and Mercury in the presence of the other gods.

The Caïssa Club is a joint gift program which recognizes dedicated individuals, corporations and foundations who make a combined annual gift of $1,000 or more.
 

Why You Should Join

By making a gift of $1,000 or more, you are helping sustain chess through education, the arts, culture, and sport in the city of Saint Louis and beyond. Each year, Caïssa Club members gather for exclusive events at both institutions from personalized, curator-led tours to intimate cocktail receptions with renowned artists and private chess lessons with world-class grandmasters.
 

Founder’s Square

$15,000 and above

All joint membership benefits, plus: 

  • Exclusive dinner for 6 at the World Chess Hall of Fame or Chess Club and Scholastic Center.
  • Private lesson for 2 with renowned Grandmaster.
  • Invitations to all VIP and behind-the-scenes events.
  • Recognition on the World Chess Hall of Fame’s giant, patio chess board (your name solely listed in the King or Queen square) for one year.
  • Recognition in the monthly, digital newsletter.*

Estimated value of goods and services: $712.50

 

Grandmaster’s Square

$5,000 and above

All joint membership benefits, plus:

  • Private lesson for 2 with renowned Grandmaster.
  • Invitations to all VIP and behind-the-scenes events.
  • Recognition on the World Chess Hall of Fame’s giant, patio chess board for one year.
  • Recognition in the monthly, digital newsletter.*

Estimated value of goods and services: $112.50

 

Kings and Queens Square

$2,500 and above

All joint membership benefits, plus: 

  • Invitations to all VIP and behind-the-scenes events.
  • Recognition on the World Chess Hall of Fame’s giant, patio chess board for one year.
  • Recognition in the monthly, digital newsletter.*

 

Caïssa Square

$1,000 and above

All joint membership benefits, plus:

  • Recognition on the World Chess Hall of Fame’s giant, patio chess board for one year.
  • Recognition in the monthly, digital newsletter.*