We rely on you. Your support and gifts sustain this dynamic organization. You make it possible so that we can provide each member who enters our doors with the person-centered experience to live their fullest, richest and most independent life.

The Center for Enriched Living 280 Saunders Road Riverwoods, IL 60015 Tax ID #: 36 3339009

Make an even bigger impact – consider these additional giving options:


Honor a friend or family member with a commemorative gift.  CEL will send them a card featuring member artwork or a picture of member with a personalized message inside.  The size of your gift is not included in the notification card.

Make your commemorative gift today!


Consider a charitable contribution of long-term appreciated securities – i.e. stocks, bonds and/or mutual funds that have realized significant appreciation over time—for a tax efficient means of giving. When securities are donated to CEL through a stock transfer rather than sold, the capital gains taxes that would have resulted from selling the securities no longer apply. The more the securities have appreciated, the greater the tax saving.

Contact Terri Geiss our contact at RW Baird at, or 312.609.5462. The DTC is 0547 and the stock transfer account number is 70242522.

Let us know about your gift!  Contact Randi Frank, Director of Development, at, or 847.315.9919.

Find and print details on how to make a stock gift here.


Ensure that CEL is here for years to come by including us in your estate plan. By continuing your support beyond your lifetime you are providing long-term financial security for CEL.

There are several ways to phrase a will provision for the Center for Enriched Living’s future benefit so it will meet the requirements for a valid bequest, and accurately reflect your wishes as to CEL’s ultimate use of your legacy.

Sample Bequest Language*

Sample Bequest of Specific Amount: “I give, devise, and bequeath $_____ to The Center for Enriched Living, located in Riverwoods, IL,”

Sample Bequest of Specific Percent: “I give, devise, and bequeath _____ % of my estate to The Center for Enriched Living, located in Riverwoods, IL,”

Sample Bequest of Remainder of Estate:

“I give, devise, and bequeath to The Center for Enriched Living, located in Riverwoods, all [or state the fraction or percentage] of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, both real and personal.”

*These samples are suggestions as to content. They are not in lieu of a will or estate plan written, adapted, or reviewed by legal counsel to fit your individual situation.


Becoming a CEL Champion is one of the beneficial steps you can take to support CEL and the individuals we serve.  CEL Champions provide a steady stream of income – helping us to ensure that we are able to give the best and most impactful programming to our members.

Monthly giving is a convenient way to give.  Your donations are automatically withdrawn from your checking account or charges to your credit card at the same time every month.  Monthly amounts are easy to manage and you will receive a single tax receipt for your total giving in January.

The Center for Enriched Living does not rely on government funding.  We rely on donors like you.

Become a CEL Champion today!

Questions on Monthly Giving? Check out our FAQs.

Let Us Thank You!

Give us the opportunity to say thank you for your generosity once you’ve decided to make a bequest. Informing us of your gift allows us to include you in special activities for our supporters. CEL respects your privacy and recognizes that you reserve the right to make changes to your plans as necessary.

For more information on making a gift of stock or a legacy gift please contact Randi Frank, Director of Development at 847.315.9919 or Harriet Levy, Executive Director, at 847.315.9914.