CJE SeniorLife Commemorates Nearly 50 Years in Chicago Community at Celebrate CJE Gala

CJE SeniorLife’s annual benefit raised $780,000+ to support vital programs and services for older adults and their families in greater metropolitan Chicago.

Celebrate CJE Leadership Committee at CJE SeniorLife’s annual fundraising gala, Celebrate CJE, held September 8 at Palmer House Hilton. Pictured (L-R) Allan Goldstein, Susan Ringel Segal, Vicki Pines, Linda Soreff Siegel, Kal Wenig, CJE President & CEO Dan Fagin, CJE Vice President Resource Development Stephanie Millman Smerling, and Jim Feldman.
Celebrate CJE Leadership Committee at CJE SeniorLife’s annual fundraising gala, Celebrate CJE, held September 8 at Palmer House Hilton. Pictured (L-R) Allan Goldstein, Susan Ringel Segal, Vicki Pines, Linda Soreff Siegel, Kal Wenig, CJE President & CEO Dan Fagin, CJE Vice President Resource Development Stephanie Millman Smerling, and Jim Feldman.
 

CHICAGO, September 24, 2019 – On Sunday evening, September 8, CJE SeniorLife brought the house down at their 14th annual fundraising event, Celebrate CJE, a night of celebrating the organization’s 45-plus years of rich history. 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 500 attendees, the annual dinner and reception at Palmer House Hilton raised more than $780,000 for the organization.

Celebrate CJE helps sustain life enrichment programs, supportive resources, healthcare, research and education for older adults and their families throughout Chicago and its surrounding suburbs. The dinner and program highlighted the organization’s innovative, comprehensive network that includes affordable housing, assisted living, Alzheimer’s care, Parkinson’s programming, adult day services, creative arts therapies, counseling, as well as healthy aging and wellness programs in the community.

 

Evening highlights included remarks from CJE’s President and CEO Dan Fagin, testimonials from the family member of a client residing at Lieberman Center for Health and Rehabilitation, and a video featuring CJE’s clientele and programming. A riveting musical performance by guest artist and award-winning actor and concert pianist Hershey Felder capped off the celebration.

 

“Celebrate CJE was a huge success. It was a memorable evening where we celebrated our ongoing mission to help older adults age with respect and grace,” said Vicki Pines, who is an event co-chair along with fellow Board member Susan Ringel Segal. “We’re so thankful to all our donors and to all who attended this fun and meaningful event. The funds raised will give CJE the support needed to continue current programs and services, and the opportunity to create new, engaging programs for seniors and their families.”

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 home-delivered meals, transportation services, Medicare and other benefits assistance, and more. For more information about CJE’s services and programs, call 773.508.1000 or visit www.cje.net

Those who could not attend the event can still help support older adults in the community: www.cje.net/donate.

 

Photo credit: Rich Master Photography

L-R: CJE Board Chair Kalman Wenig, CJE Vice President Resource Development Stephanie Millman Smerling, Celebrate CJE Co-Chairs Vicki Pines and Susan Ringel Siegel, and CJE President & CEO Dan Fagin at CJE SeniorLife’s annual fundraising gala, Celebrate CJE
L-R: CJE Board Chair Kalman Wenig, CJE Vice President Resource Development Stephanie Millman Smerling, Celebrate CJE Co-Chairs Vicki Pines and Susan Ringel Siegel, and CJE President & CEO Dan Fagin at CJE SeniorLife’s annual fundraising gala, Celebrate CJE.

L-R: CJE Vice President Resource Development Stephanie Millman Smerling, Celebrate CJE Co-Chairs Vicki Pines and Susan Ringel Segal, and President & CEO Dan Fagin at CJE SeniorLife’s annual fundraising gala, Celebrate CJE, held September 8 at Palmer House Hilton.
L-R: CJE Vice President Resource Development Stephanie Millman Smerling, Celebrate CJE Co-Chairs Vicki Pines and Susan Ringel Segal, and President & CEO Dan Fagin at CJE SeniorLife’s annual fundraising gala, Celebrate CJE.

Guest artist, award-winning actor and concert pianist Hershey Felder performing at CJE SeniorLife’s annual fundraising gala, Celebrate CJE, held September 8 at Palmer House Hilton.
Guest artist, award-winning actor and concert pianist Hershey Felder performing at CJE SeniorLife’s annual fundraising gala, Celebrate CJE.

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
Phone: 773.508.1026
E-Mail: Nicole.Bruce@cje.net