Bennett helping coach chess starting in 2014

Bennett Katz

​Founder AZChess4Charity

Senior at Chaparral HS


Meet Our Team

AZChess4Charity provides children with: 

     Self-confidence 

     Problem-solving skills

     Patience 

     Better focus

     Creativity

     Dedication

     Sportsmanship

Bennett's Family

David, Beth & Brett

My name is Bennett Katz.  I am a Senior at Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, AZ, and President and Founder of AZChess4Charity, LLC.  We are in our fifth year of providing chess lessons to children whose families are going through difficult times.


Our goal for 2018 is to open a new location and reach over 200 children each year with the opportunity to learn chess.  Please donate to help at-risk children think like “kings and queens”.



Where does the money go?

Coach Phil Cradle

UMOM Chess Coach and mentor


​Chess creates community!  Thank you to our partners


AZChess4Charity provides children and their families with an opportunity to learn chess.  Through free chess instruction, we hope to provide a fun activity for children that will help complement their academic development and build life skills such as promoting self-confidence, focus, patience, problem-solving, creativity, dedication, and sportsmanship.



​AZChess4Charity, LLC is a 501(c) (3) organization so your generous donation is tax-deductible.  100% of your donation goes directly towards running our organization.  

IM Danny Rensch

Bennett's mentor Chess.com VP of Content and Professional Operations