Foundation

The Susan Polgar Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation supported by charitable donations that was established by GM Susan Polgar, winner of 4 Women’s World Chess Championships and the first woman in history to break the gender barrier in chess. The Foundation is the proud sponsor of the prestigious annual SPICE Cup, SPF Girl’s Invitational, SPF National Open for Boys & Girls, SPF World Open for Boys & Girls, Chess for Girls Europe / Asia, All-Star Girl’s Chess Team, NY City Mayor’s Cup Invitational, and Tri-State Scholastic Chess Challenge, etc.

delilahsusanDelilah, one of the biggest radio personalities in the United States, has officially agreed to join the board of the Susan Polgar Foundation. Delilah can be heard nightly from 7-12 by over 10 millions listeners on 280+ stations across the country. The Susan Polgar Foundation is honored to have her on board to help promote chess and education.

“Countless studies have shown that chess can help develop critical thinking that can be used in other areas of a child’s life. According to research: Test scores improved by 17.3% for students regularly engaged in chess classes, compared with only 4.6% for children participating in other forms of enriched activities. In approximately 40 nations across the globe, including Armenia, Brazil, China, Venezuela, Italy, Israel, Russia and Greece, etc., chess is incorporated into the country’s scholastic curriculum,” States Susan, who is the driving force behind the Susan Polgar Foundation.

The Benefits of Chess

“Countless studies have shown that chess can help develop critical thinking that can be used in other areas of a child’s life. According to research: Test scores improved by 17.3% for students regularly engaged in chess classes, compared with only 4.6% for children participating in other forms of enriched activities. In approximately 40 nations across the globe, including Armenia, Brazil, China, Venezuela, Italy, Israel, Russia and Greece, etc., chess is incorporated into the country’s scholastic curriculum,” States Susan, who is the driving force behind the Susan Polgar Foundation