CJE SeniorLife’s annual benefit raised $795,000 to support vital programs and services for older adults and their families in greater metropolitan Chicago.
CHICAGO, October 4, 2017 – On Tuesday evening, October 3, CJE SeniorLife brought the house down at their 12th annual fundraising event, Celebrate CJE, a night of celebrating the organization’s 45 years of rich history and honoring CJE’s Board Chairs who have left an enduring legacy to the organization. The nationally-recognized and progressive health and human services organization serves more than 20,000 older adults and their families in metropolitan Chicago each year. With more than 600 attendees, the annual dinner and reception at Hyatt Regency Chicago raised over $795,000 for the organization.
Evening highlights included remarks from President and CEO Mark D. Weiner, testimonial from a family caregiver whose parent is a client at Adult Day Services in Deerfield, a video showcasing CJE’s range of programming for individuals in our community, and the honoring of all CJE Board Chairs throughout its 45 year history. A riveting musical performance by the Chicago-based band Underwater People capped off the celebration.
“Celebrate CJE was a huge success providing much needed support to sustain our vital programs,” said Marci L. Shapiro, who is an event co-chair along with fellow Board member Terri Freeman. “It was a memorable evening where we recognized our Board Chairs for their dedication and leadership, and celebrated our on-going mission to help older adults age with respect and grace. We are thankful to our donors and everyone who attended this fun and meaningful event.”
CJE SeniorLife is an innovative provider of life enrichment programs, supportive resources, healthcare, research and education for older adults and their families throughout Chicago and its surrounding suburbs. CJE maintains a deep and abiding commitment to Jewish communal values, and to the dignity and independence of the older person, through quality programs for positive aging. Support for Celebrate CJE has helped the organization enhance and expand its core programs, including Alzheimer’s care, Parkinson’s programming, adult day services, home delivered meals, transportation, consumer assistance, and wellness programs in the community.
CJE is a partner with the Jewish United Fund in serving our community. For more information about services and programs at CJE SeniorLife, please call 773.508.1000 or visit www.cje.net.
More than 600 attendees joined the organization’s 12th annual fundraising event, headlined by the Chicago-based band Underwater People
*Photos taken by Arnie Tydell.
Since 1972, CJE SeniorLife has enhanced the lives of older adults and their families through an innovative, comprehensive network that includes life enrichment programs, supportive resources, healthcare, research and education. CJE is a partner with the Jewish United Fund in serving our community. For more information about CJE services, call 773.508.1000 or visit www.cje.net.
Contact: Nicole Bruce