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New Horizon Center for the Developmentally Disabled News Highlights Partnership between Eli’s Cheesecake & New Horizon

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Eli’s Cheesecake Supports the New Horizon Center for the Developmentally Disabled and Doc Mark’s 8th Annual Run for the Kids







One of our favorite Sunday’s of the Fall is when Doc Mark hosts his Annual Charity Motorcyle Event to benefit our neighbor, the New Horizon Center for the Developmentally Disabled. This year Eli’s Big Slice came with Eli’s treats and to thank supporters of the event.

Everyone wants to take their picture with Eli’s Big Slice. On the left, Eli’s President Marc Schulman poses with Eli’s Big Slice and Doctor Mark Syzmanski of the Szymanski Chiropractic Center who sponsors the event















The Run for the Kids brings out supporters of New Horizon of all ages!










Carol Kilcoyne, the Executive Director of New Horizon gives Eli’s BIg Slice a hug. On the right, Eli’s Big Slice enjoys the train set that was donated by Fred Haberkamp, Eli’s neighbor at Columbia Metal Spinning and the Midwest Rails Club to New Horizon







Eli’s Big Slice pays his respects to Rita Tierney, Eli’s valued associate and namesake of the Rita Tierney/Eli’s Cheesecake Atrium at New Horizon. Rita loved children and the students at New Horizon.










Although next door neighbors, the green belt between Eli’s Cheesecake and New Horizon was a barrier for seniors from Autumn Green at Wright Campus and students from New Horizon to come over to Eli’s. What should have been a 5 minute trip took 45 minutes as people were forced to cross the street almost one block away. We thank John Tompkins, the Board Chair of New Horizon, for his dedication in seeing this bridge installed.

A recent Sun Times article about the relationship between Eli’s Cheesecake, Wright College, New Horizon and Autumn Green as being like “birds on a wire.” This bridge is an important step to enhancing that relationship.

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Eli’s Celebrates Opening of the New Facility for the New Horizon Center for the Developmentally Disabled

When Eli’s Cheesecake opened its bakery on the northwest side of Chicago in 1984, one of the first organizations to welcome Eli’s to the neighborhood was the New Horizon Center for the Developmentally Disabled. Housed
in former staff housing at the corner at the corner of Oak Park Avenue and Forest Preserve Drive, New Horizon had older facilities but provided exceptional care for its children and adults with severe disabilities.

Back then little did we know that New Horizon and Eli’s would be next door neighbors all on the same campus with our educational partner, Wright College. Wright moved to the campus in 1993, Eli’s three years later in 1996 and
on Thursday, November 2nd, 2006, New Horizon had the ribbon cutting for it modern school facility. Bordered to the west by the Autumn Green at Wright Campus Senior Condominiums and to the east by Eli’s, New Horizon has a great place to call home.

Alderman Tom Allen of the 38th Ward welcomed families, friends and community members to the ribbon cutting ceremony. Alderman Allen has been an advocate for education, culture, open space and opportunities for people with disabilities in the ward.

Opened almost 40 years ago, the Board, parents, staff and students of New Horizon have waited for this ribbon cutting. A particular thanks to Carol Kilcoyne, the Executive Director of New Horizon, for her tireless support of the
children and the facility.

The ribbon cutting for New Horizon was very special for us at Eli’s because we posted a tribute in the lobby of the New Horizon Atrium in honor of our associate, Rita Tierney. Rita was devoted to Eli’s and helping the needy in the community. Eli’s has raised over $76,000 at the Annual Eli’s Cheesecake Festival for New Horizon and we look forward to exceeding our goal of $100,000.

Pictured above with the tribute to Rita is Wright College President, Charles Guengerich, Patti Carroll, Eli’s Vice President of Foodservice Sales and long time New Horizon Board Member, Eli’s Mary Gale who has assumed Rita’s responsibility as Director of Charitable Giving, and Eli’s Marc Schulman.

Eli’s is planning a dedication of the tribute to Rita with all of its associates in February of 2007.

Eli’s Marc Schulman thanks New Horizon Board Chairman John Tompkins for his dedication to the school and leadership in raising funds and seeing the building constructed on time and on budget.

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Eli’s neighbor, the New Horizons for the Developmentally Disabled Celebrates the Ground Breaking for its new facility

For over 20 years, we have been a dedicated supporter of the New Horizons
Center for the Developmentally Disabled. This Center, located for many years, in
old staff housing for the Dunning complex, provides important educational and
training services for severely disabled youth and adults.

Today, New Horizons realized the first stage of its dream of having a modern,
state of the art facility for its students. This facility will be located just
west of our bakery so we are truly connected as well as jointly being part of
the Wright Campus.

Artist rendering of the new New Horizons facility which will be open in

Eli’s associates have been long time supporters of New Horizons. Our Vice
President of Foodservice, Patti Carroll serves as a Board Member and Vice
President at New Horizons. Here, Marc, Patti, Debbie, Sharon, Lucy, Mary and
Becky join New Horizons Director, Carol Kilcoyne (in pink), at the ground

Eli’s and its neighboring businesses have shared a common interest in the
growth of New Horizons and its importance to the Wright Campus. Above
representatives of Columbia Metal Spinning, Paasche Air Brush. Chicago Paper
Tube and Spectra Merchandising and Eli’s join with New Horizons, Jane Markham,
Assistant to Congressman Rahm Emanuel and Wright College President, Chuck
Guengerich, at the ground breaking

Students at New Horizons celebrating the ground breaking at the Eli’s
Cheesecake World Cafe. Eli’s provided a dessert buffet for the guests at the
ground breaking

Eli’s has committed to sponsoring the social hall at the new New Horizons
Center in memory of our dear associate, Rita Tierney. Each year, the Eli’s
Cheesecake Festival raises funds for this important gift.

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