Allen Chi is a video game consultant, philanthropist and humanitarian dedicated to combining his interests in tech and gaming with his passion for giving back to the community.
Gaming meets philanthropy in Allen Chi’s charitable work. A lifelong gamer, video games have had a hold on Allen Chi for as long as he can remember. He is a strong supporter and financial sponsor of various charities which intertwine gaming and community service. Allen Chi believes in a gamer’s determination. In-game problem-solving strategies and techniques can prove extremely valuable, both on and off screen. The strategic thought process called for in video game play can translate into something truly motivational and inspirational in the real world, in Allen Chi’s view. He thoroughly believes in the idea that a gamer can accomplish anything, and the gamer-backed charities he lends his time and energy to are clear indicators of that truth.
Allen Chi is a proud contributor and active participant of:
- Extra Life
- Games Done Quick
- The AbleGamers Foundation
As a business-oriented man, Allen Chi knows that today’s advancements in technology will pave the way for the development of the future. That’s why along with his contributions to gaming charities, Allen Chi also supports various charities within the tech industry.
In particular, he is a proud supporter of charitable organizations and foundations that seek to benefit youth. He currently supports:
- Girls Who Code
- One Laptop Per Child
Allen Chi also thoroughly enjoys giving back to the game which initially sparked his interest in board games (and, later, video games): chess. While top-selling digital games will come and go as trends, interests, and platforms change, the challenging and stimulating nature of chess will never fade away.
Despite the growing industry of video games, chess has maintained a solid presence in society. Though participation may have become less common over time, chess still thrives in many active arenas. The game’s durability and resilience in fighting against time both inspires Allen Chi and keeps him intrigued by the game. Allen Chi believes that chess offers a mental exercise like no other game. Its reliance on strategy and calculated thought keep the game from drifting off into obscurity.
A strong supporter of keeping the excitement of chess alive in the modern era, Allen Chi lends his efforts and energy to the following chess-related charities:
- The U.S. Chess Trust
- The United States Chess Federation
- Charity Chess