Better Business Bureau Report for
CJE SeniorLife

Better Business Bureau Report issued April 2014
Better Business Bureau Report expires April 2016

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: CJE SeniorLife
Address: 3003 West Touhy Avenue
  Chicago, IL 60645
Phone: 773-508-1000
Web Address:
Also known as:Council for Jewish Elderly
Lieberman Center for Health and Rehabilitation
Weinberg Community for Senior Living
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1972, Illinois
Affiliates: Swartzberg House
Stated Purpose: Since 1972, CJE SeniorLife has enhanced the lives of older adults and their families through a comprehensive network that includes housing, health care, community services, health and wellness education, life enrichment programs and applied research.

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Evaluation Conclusions


CJE SeniorLife meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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For over 40 years, CJE SeniorLife has been helping older adults pursue lives of meaning, independence and good health. Today, CJE has over 700 employees who provide 19,000 older adults and family members annually with a myriad of programs and services including independent housing, assisted living, home delivered meals, transportation, long and short-term skilled nursing care, adult day services, geriatric care management, health and wellness activities, support groups for clients and caregivers, and numerous lifelong learning opportunities.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013, CJE SeniorLife's program expenses were:

Program Services 45,154,159
Total Program Expenses: $45,154,159
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Chief Executive : Mark Weiner, President & CEO

Chair of the Board: Stephan Sandler
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Managing Partner of Gould & Ratner LLP

Board Size: 45

Paid Staff Size: 700

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, grant proposals, internet, planned giving arrangements
Fund raising costs were 3% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $19,984,602, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on CJE SeniorLife's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013.

Source of Funds  
Program service fees, net 34,606,128
Contributions by associated organizations 7,128,471
Grants from governmental agencies 6,316,134
Temporarily restricted Contributions, grants, legacies, and bequests 4,417,350
Nonoperating revenue 4,094,119
Contributions, grants, legacies, and bequests 1,821,233
Miscellaneous operating revenue 593,279
Special events 301,414
Temporarily restricted investment income 1,828
Total Income $59,279,956


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 83%  Fund Raising: 1%  Administrative: 16% 

Total income $59,279,956
Program expenses $45,154,159
Fund raising expenses 660,567
Administrative expenses 8,793,289
Total expenses $54,608,015
Income in Excess of Expenses 4,671,941
Beginning net assets (14,869,622)
Ending net assets (10,197,681)
Total liabilities 76,270,089
Total assets $66,072,408

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