We want kids out there to know that
even little kids can make a big difference  
All it took in this case was 2 kids and a dream.... 

In 2011, two kids (a sister and a brother, then ages 6 and 8)
had a dream about holding a chess tournament to raise money for charity

This is their tournament...and now it is your tournament, too.

About Us

Chess 4 Charity Inc. is a non-profit corporation founded by two kids in Northern Virginia. It started when co-founders Gabby & Garrett came up with the idea to combine Garrett's passion for chess and Gabby's passion for helping others, by holding a chess tournament to raise money for charity.  It is now a semi-annual event.  We've held 5 events so far (and counting) attended by hundreds of people, and we have raised over $40,000 for charities (so far - and counting). We are a registered non-profit 501c3 tax free charitable corporation (Chess 4 Charity, Inc.)



For our first Chess 4 Charity event, we set a goal of $1,000 to raise for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater DC.  We raised over $2,000, double our goal.  For our second event, held soon after Hurricane Sandy, we set a goal of $4,000 and raised over $5,000 for Hurricane Sandy relief.  For our third event, we set a rather ambitious goal of raising $10,000 for Children's Hospitals Miracle Network Torch Relay. And we beat that goal too!!  For the third event, we formally incorporated and obtained 501c3 status. Every year, we select a charity to be the beneficiary of our efforts.    

Management Team:  

Co-Founder, Co-President & Board Member

Co-Founder, Co-President & Board Member 

Brian Heller
VP Operations

Stacey Heller
VP Marketing & Sponsorship

Website Builder