Ways to help

Dear Friend,

As we count down the final weeks of the year, we want to thank you again for supporting the work of CJE SeniorLife. For 50 years, CJE has been the leading provider of programs and services for older adults, including their families and support network.

Because of the many challenges facing our community and the nation, the IRS allows indviduals that elect the standard deduction to deduct up to $300 for individuals and $600 for a married couple to support their favorite causes for calendar year 2021. There are many other ways you can support CJE while letting tax benefits work in your favor this year.
You can make a gift by:

  • Granting from a donor-advised fund (DAF). We welcome grants from your donor-advised fund. You may also choose to have any remaining funds distributed after your lifetime by naming CJE as a beneficiary.
  • Giving a gift of stock. CJE can also accept gifts of securities, mutual funds, or stocks. Please contact our Senior Systems Analyst, Patty Labak, at 773.508.1165 or Shaina.Rubin@cje.net to learn more about the process.
  • Donating your IRA distribution. Donate any portion of your required 2021 IRA distribution to CJE and it will count toward your minimum distributions for the year. The donated distribution is generally nontaxable.   
  • Leaving your legacy. Adding a bequest to CJE in your will or living trust is a wonderful way to ensure older adults in our community continue to receive life-sustaining programs and services.

Contact Stephanie Smerling, VP Resource Development, at 773.508.1130 or Stephanie.Smerling@cje.net for all giving inquiries.
We hope you choose CJE to make your year-end gift—in any form—to help us care for our beloved seniors. We appreciate your support!