It is with great sadness that we share the news of the sudden passing of meetings & media industry icon and supporter of the SEARCH Foundation, Marin Bright, founder of Smart Meetings and Bright Media

Please read more about Marin here

In lieu of flowers, the friends and family of Marin have generously asked for donations to SEARCH to continue to assist industry individuals in crisis.

By Event Pros, For Event Pros

We provide financial help for event, meetings, and catering professionals in crisis.

The SEARCH Foundation

Special Event Assistance, Relief & Crisis Help

The SEARCH Foundation was formed in 1997 to assist event, meetings and catering professionals faced with a life threatening illness. Since that time it has expanded to include not only illness, but also catastrophic occurrences.

Crisis means many things to many people. Your entire neighborhood washed away in a flood, being ravaged by wildfires, or lost in a tornado. A routine check-up coming back with the dreaded words "you have cancer." A car accident that leaves you impaired or hospitalized for an extended period of time.

Our Goals


Distribute Donations


Raise Funds


Build Awareness

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