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Donate Volunteer 30th Annual Benefit Celebration

2016 CIS Benefit Celebration - A Great Success!

2016 Benefit Celebration, featuring a Special Tribute to Chair Emeritus, Lewis B. Cullman which was presented by George Soros.

May 2, 2016  Guastavino’s 


Maurice Ashley, the first African-American Grandmaster, enjoying the evening with George Soros and Lewis B. Cullman, Chair Emeritus of Chess in the Schools.

Students from the Chess in the Schools School Program at PS 130 performed a special song during the Benefit Celebration.
Guests enjoying a wonderful evening together at New York City’s famed event venue, Guastavino’s.
Chess in the Schools Chair Emeritus, Lewis B. Cullman with Chair of the Board of Trustees, Mike Walsh Peissis.  


Guests Enjoying the special performance from Chess in the Schools School Program students from PS 130 in Brooklyn.

New York Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman, enjoying a conversation with Chess in the Schools Board Chair, Mike Walsh Peissis.

Graduating Seniors from the Chess in the Schools College Bound Program.  This year’s class achieved a 100% college acceptance rate.  Congratulations!

Another glimpse of the performance by PS 130

Jac Venza, Lewis B. Cullman, Louise Hirschfeld Cullman and NY Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman

Chess in the Schools Alum, Kwadwo Acheampong and Justus Williams, one of the youngest African-American chess Masters in history.

Marley J. Kaplan, President and CEO of Chess in the Schools

Yolanda F. Johnson, VP of Development and Communications and Maurice Ashley

Nikken Cullman, Susan Cullman and Sarah Pitari, SVP of Programs

Diane Bruzzese, CIS Alum Stanley Switalski, Director of Programs Shaun M. Smith, NY City Council Member Mathieu Eugene and Kai Feder


Virginia Brown, CIS Trustee Cody Smith, Dan Lochner and Umer Raffat

 

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