Archive for category Charitable Initiatives

Opening of the Illinois Center for Urban Agricultural Education at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences is Highlighted in Illinois Ag Ed

All of us at Eli’s Cheesecake are very proud of our long time support and partnership with the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences. A major step in the development of the programs at the school was the opening of the Illinois Center for Urban Agricultural Education at CHSAS, a program of the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and headed by Corey Flournoy.

We were delighted to see the opening of the Center profiled in Illinois Ag Ed, a publication of the College of Agriculture, Consumer & Environmental Sciences.


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Eli’s Cheesecake World is 16 years old!

Yesterday, October 15th, Eli’s celebrated World Food Day! It was 16 years ago that we had the opening ceremony for Eli’s Cheesecake World. Our people and family were joined by Illinois Governor Edgar, Chicago Mayor Daley, Cook County Board President John Stroger and  Alderman Tom Allen for the cutting of ceremonial giant Eli’s Cheesecake opening this new facility in the City of Chicago. At that time we employed about 100 people; today over 240 people. Back then we produced the equivalent of about 4,000 Eli’s Cheesecake’s a day; today over 18,000! Today we are proud to continue to support Feeding America and the Greater Chicago Food Depository with donations that will reach over 3.5 million people this year.

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The Eli’s Cheesecake Company Attends & Supports the Annual Green Tie Ball

This Saturday, September 15, Eli’s Cheesecake will be attending and supporting the 21st Annual Green Tie Ball. The gala, founded in 1992, raises funds each year for Chicago Gateway Green’s Expressway Partnership Program, which creates and maintains beautiful, sustainable landscapes along Chicago’s major expressways. One of Chicago’s best-known charity events, the Green Tie Ball has had over 2,000 attendees last year; celebrities such as Valerie Warner,  Ryan Chiaverini, and Pete Wentz; and sponsors such as Office Max, Rivers Casino, Goose Island, Rosebud Restaurants, and Chicago Sun-Times. Eli’s Cheesecake’s newest flavors will be served at the Ball, including Hot Chocolate with Salted Caramel, Ricotta with gluten free ingredients and Cinnamon Streusel Roll Cheesecake. To attend or donate to the Green Tie Ball and Chicago Gateway Green’s Expressway Partnership Program, visit their website at

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National Cheesecake Day celebrated with Miss Illinois and Eli’s Chicago fans


For National Cheesecake Day 2012, Eli’s was honored by a visit from Megan Ervin, Miss Illinois! She celebrated by putting her culinary skills to the test and decorating her own Eli’s Cheesecake with the help of Eli’s pastry chefs.

In honor of Megan’s great work and commitment to helping our community, Eli’s announced that a portion of all proceeds of all sales made on National Cheesecake Day would be donated to Children’s Miracle Network.

Eli’s was also proud to present a $1,000 donation to Children’s Miracle Network on Megan’s behalf.















Megan generously donated her time to help the Eli’s team and the Eli’s slice mascot hand out over 1,000 FREE cheesecake slices around Chicago to celebrate National Cheesecake Day. They rode around town in the Cheesecake Mobile, a 1928 Ford delivery truck modified to store a truckload of cheesecake slices!  The group stopped at important landmarks in Chicago like the  Seneca Park/Eli Schulman Playground (located across from the new Children’s Memorial Hospital), and the Prudential Building.  The Eli’s team also posted surprise stops on Twitter and Facebook so our fans could get in on the fun and enjoy a free slice of Eli’s.   

 Fans who aren’t lucky enough to live in Chicago were able to enjoy free shipping on a different delicious flavor each hour  on


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Eli Cheesecake got Adopted

A special thanks to the Oeter family and Rover Rescue for watching over Eli Cheesecake and making sure he ends up in a wonderful new home.  Eli Cheesecake was recently adopted into a new family. Congratulations to the new owners of Eli Cheesecake. 

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Eli’s Cheesecake provides the 30th Birthday C-Cake for Feeding America

Eli’s is a proud supporter of Feeding America and provided a celebratory cheesecake for Feeding America’s 30th birthday on June 26.

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“Eli Cheesecake” is more than just your Cheesecake Company

We are honored to have a foster dog be named after Eli’s Cheesecake.  Eli’s Cheesecake is a proud supporter of animal lovers everywhere.  To whoever adopts this dog, you will have a wonderful pet.  We will be sending a free cheesecake to the forever home owner of Eli Cheesecake after three months.  Thank you Melissa for your support and dedication to Eli’s Cheesecake. If you or anyone you know wants to adopt this cute little puppy check out Melissa’s blog at

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Eli’s Donates Dessert to the Service Club Gala

Eli’s Cheesecakes is proud to be a sponsor of the Service Club Gala on April 17 at AMC featuring the premier screening of the documentary “God Save My Shoes.” Eli’s Cheesecake will also be also serving mini Dippers and shoe-shaped cookies at the event.

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Eli’s Cheesecake Proudly Supports the Common Ground Foundation 2nd Annual Gala

Eli’s Cheesecake is proud to be a participant at the Common Ground Foundation Annual Fundraiser founded by Hip Hop Artist/Actor/Author Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr known as COMMON to help undeserved youths in his hometown, Chicago on April 14 at the Ritz-Carlton. More than 10 years ago, COMMON committed his time and esources to help underserved youth in his hometown, Chicago. Today CGF partners with several organizations, impacting hundreds of youth each year. In 2012, CGF will host its first annual Common’s Summer Youth Camp in Plymouth, WI, with incoming freshman from Chicago Public Schools.

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Eli’s Hosts the St. Patrick’s Day Queen and Her Court

The St. Patrick's Day Queen and her court outside of Eli's Cheesecake Bakery Cafe with Marc Schulman, President.

On Friday, March 16th, Eli’s was excited to have the St. Patrick’s Day Queen and Her court come visit at the Eli’s Cheesecake Bakery Cafe. The queen and her court decorated cheesecakes with green sprinkles, green chocolate and green gel in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. They also went and spent time with the students at the New Horizon’s Center next door where they sang with the students and took many pictures.

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