Chess In The Schools
Teacher Training Institute
2016 CIS Benefit Celebration – A Great Success!
Chess in the Schools Alum, Kwadwo Acheampong and Justus Williams, one of the youngest African-American chess Masters in history.
Guests enjoying a wonderful evening together at New York City’s famed event venue, Guastavino’s.
New York Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman, enjoying a conversation with Chess in the Schools Board Chair, Mike Walsh Peissis.
Students from the Chess in the Schools School Program at PS 130 performed a special song during the Benefit Celebration.
Diane Bruzzese, CIS Alum Stanley Switalski, Director of Programs Shaun M. Smith, NY City Council Member Mathieu Eugene and Kai Feder
Yolanda F. Johnson, VP of Development and Communications and Maurice Ashley
Maurice Ashley, the first African-American Grandmaster, enjoying the evening with George Soros and Lewis B. Cullman, Chair Emeritus of Chess in the Schools.
Virginia Brown, CIS Trustee Cody Smith, Dan Lochner and Umer Raffat
Jac Venza, Lewis B. Cullman, Louise Hirschfeld Cullman and NY Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman
Chess in the Schools Chair Emeritus, Lewis B. Cullman with Chair of the Board of Trustees, Mike Walsh Peissis.
Another glimpse of the performance by PS 130
Graduating Seniors from the Chess in the Schools College Bound Program. This year’s class achieved a 100% college acceptance rate. Congratulations!