On Monday, July 14th, Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley and Chicago 2016 Chairman Pat Ryan, hosted a Gala Dinner for 2,500 people at Millennium Park which raised $12 million for Chicago bid to host the 2016 Olympics.

The theme of the evening was “Chicago Believes.” Eli’s Cheesecake was delighted to support the evening by donating the 2,500 Eli’s Cheesecake Dippers that were given to the guests as they departed the Dining Tents for the program at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion.

The dinner highlighted this year’s Olympics in Beijing with Peking Duck Salad, in London in 2012 with Pan Roasted Filet of Beef and Chicago 2016 with Eli’s Cheesecake Dippers.














It was a perfect night in Millennium Park to celebrate Chicago’s Olympic Bid for 2016. The perfect dessert for the celebration were Eli’s Cheesecake Dippers which were passed out by a great staff of volunteers as guests walked to the entertainment program for the evening.









Chicagoans love Eli’s Cheesecake and our Dippers. Some of the 2,500 guest enjoying Eli’s were world famous Chicago architect Helmut Jahn and 43rd Ward Alderman Vi Daley and husband, Vince.









Eli’s Maureen and Marc Schulman celebrate the success of “Chicago Believes” and the commitment of the Chicago business and civic community to bring the 2016 Olympics to Chicago. This has also been a very busy month for Eli’s Cheesecake Dippers with over 20,000 sold at the Taste of Chicago and now another 2,500 enjoyed at the Gala. Eli’s Cheesecake Dippers are the
perfect summer dessert for festivals as well as parties.