ACBL Educational Foundation

Leave a Legacy for Bridge; Encourage Others to Follow Suit

Horn Lake, MS   |  http://ACBLEF.org

Mission

The ACBL Educational Foundation's goals are to introduce more people - all ages and walks of life - to the game of bridge, be it social, duplicate or a simplified stepping-stone game, and to encourage engagement with the game. To that end we provide grants to support organizations with programs to match our goal.

Ruling year info

1987

Executive Director

E Kristen Frederick

Main address

6575 Windchase Dr

Horn Lake, MS 38637 USA

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EIN

58-1733600

NTEE code info

Public Foundations (T30)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (O12)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Ensuring bridge remains a game for the ages. To do that ACBLEF must reaching multiple audiences in multiple ways.

Our programs

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ACBL Educational Foundation

The ACBL Educational Foundation's goals are to introduce more people - all ages and walks of life - to the game of bridge, be it social, duplicate or a simplified stepping-stone game, and to encourage engagement with the game.

To that end we provide grants to support organizations with programs to match our goal.

In specific:

* we have created a special hub for social bridge players (socialbridgeonline.org) where non-duplicate players can see each other across the virtual bridge table, set the pace, the time and type of scoring for the game and invite specific friends to play or play with robots,

* we provided a grant to ACBL for the establishment of a digital "best practices" for teachers so that they can most effectively provide live bridge education on line, using movable cards and breakout rooms for people of all ages wanting to learn how to play bridge,

* we support an initiative to teach bridge to the military and began this program at Fort Jackson prior to the hiatus caused by Covid-19,

* and we provided funds for the launch of Tricky Bridge, a terrific app that engages young people to learn bridge on line with all the bells and whistles that are appealing to gamers.

* up until the March 2020, made significant inroads with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Dundee Township to teach bridge to younger players with the assistance of senior citizens.

Visit us at www. ACBLEF.org to read about surveys we've undertaken and grants we've made in prior years. Download an application to apply for a grant and enjoy articles about the "First Hands" of truly great bridge players.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

To introduce more people - of all ages and walks of life - to the game of bridge, regardless of whether it's social, duplicate or a simplified stepping-stone game and to develop a network of casual bridge players and encourage their engagement with the game.



Military initiative - teaching bridge to soldiers, officers and their families on three army bases. Intent is to reach out to all forms of the military with similar efforts.

Outreach to young people (ages 10+) to learn bridge by supporting the launch of an app entitled Tricky Bridge

Outreach to college aged people through competitive college games and a final college bowl

Outreach to social bridge players by creating a social bridge hub that includes a link to Trickster Cards where people can play in a friendly, social environment while seeing each other across the virtual bridge table.

Outreach to middle schoolers through grants that support bridge camps, Saturday academies and programs like that started with the Boys and Girls Club of Dundee Township

ACBL Educational Foundation has the capacity to attain all these goals through grantmaking to worthy programs addressing different segments of the population.

* ACBLEF has tripled the rate of contributions from September 2019 to September 2020.

* Tricky Bridge will launch to the general public in October 2020

* Social Bridge Online - Bridge with Friends has had 1000 players (end of September 2020) since its creation and launch on August 22, 2020).

* Learn Bridge in a Day? has been taught to soldiers and their families at Fort Jackson, prior to covid 19 removing possibilities to address two additional army bases.

* Best Practices for teaching bridge online has had its first test course and will debut September 21, 2020

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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ACBL Educational Foundation

Board of directors
as of 9/17/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Joel Kramer

Sharon Anderson

Ellen Anten

Michael Berkowitz

Jane Champion

Barbara Clark

Paul Cuneo

Mitch Dunitz

Barbara Heller

Bryan Howard, Esq.

Greg Johnson

J. Reese Koppel

Elizabeth Starzec

Robert Todd