SEARCH has always been there for live event, meeting, catering, hospitality and incentive industry professionals in need of assistance. We are honored to know that we can continue to rely on donors like you to support the SEARCH 100, and guarantee that with your support of this program we can increase our give back annually.

Your monthly donation to SEARCH provides us with the resources we need throughout the year, and ensures we have ongoing strength and stability. We are genuinely appreciative of our supporters who believe deeply enough in our mission to give on a regular basis.

In return for joining the SEARCH 100, you will be recognized in many ways for your giving. Donations in some countries are tax deductible and all donors will receive additional perks such as inclusion of your Logo & Hyperlinks on our website, VIP entry to all SEARCH events, Mentions from the Stage, Social Media tags and more.

Join The SEARCH 100 HERE

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Joann Roth-Oseary


As most of you know, I have been a past chairperson of the SEARCH Foundation Board and I continue to serve as a board member. Our goal and support will enable us to continue assisting event professionals in crisis. It is critical that we raise funds and it is an important initiative that will ensure we are able to maintain and increase our outreach and help event professionals in crisis across the globe. We are the only foundation that has help available for the "little people" that fill the ranks of the special event industry.


Bonnie Siegel

Thank you Bonnie and ASE Group's for your commitment to the event industry.


Colja Dams


We partied together when you were on top of your game. Now that you are down, we reach out and help you get back on your feet. It’s the way our industry works; we stand together when the going is good and when it gets tough. It’s how we operate our company and how we treat our staff. From Beijing to Berlin and from Barcelona to Boston, everyone can use a little help once in a while. Join the SEARCH 100 if you can, it feels good to give. And it’s great karma.



The industry should support SEARCH because you never know when it's going to be you who needs help getting a foothold on your circumstances. It shows the world that you choose lift people up and look beyond the competition of every day business. We all want to feel loved in our darkest moments.


JC York

Classic Entertainment/Wise Guys InterACTive

I love being a part of an industry that is like one big, crazy family. To be able to give back to this amazing industry that has given me so much joy, is one of many reasons why I proudly serve on the Board of Directors for The SEARCH Foundation. Another reason is being able to help those in need. It was a no brainer to make the commitment to joining the SEARCH 100. Being able to help someone in need is one of the best gifts you can give. Knowing that this help goes directly to someone in our own industry is fabulous. I challenge all of you to join me by pledging support to helping those who are facing crisis or catastrophic situations.


Sasha Webber

SEARCH is an opportunity to give a hand up to people in our industry who are facing serious and sometimes terminal circumstances. It provides a way to show love to people around us - from our peers and vendors we work with daily to people we've never met, who are all part of the beautiful tapestry that is created by everybody in our industry. The industry should support SEARCH because you never know when it's going to be you who needs help getting a foothold on your circumstances. It shows the world that you choose lift people up and look beyond the competition of every day business. We all want to feel loved in our darkest moments.



Debbie Meyers-Shock CSEP, CTEP

SEARCH is the ONLY organization that understands and supports members of the Special Event industry. Whether we are in crisis or experiencing a catastrophe SEARCH is there for us, from Natural disasters like Hurricanes Katrina and Harvey, to crisis in health and everything in between. Help SEARCH now to help others later. You never really know when you need a helping hand!


Michael Cerbelli


As a former two-time chairperson who was very proud to be a part of The SEARCH Foundation, I can speak with conviction when I say that SEARCH is not only a caring heart to the event industry but a beacon of support! In times of the unknown and chaos in this crazy world, SEARCH is there for all event professionals in times of need.


Judy Brillhart CSEP, PBC

Thank you Judy for your commitment to the event industry.



Patrick McMichael, CSEP

SEARCH to me is my "hi-five and a hug" to a friend. It my way of helping out people that mean the world to me. Every little bit helps, and I’m so honored to be a part of giving back. Giving to, and spreading the word about SEARCH is a simple and honest way to help people that you know and love in your industry. We all need help, why not let it come from a friend?


Jamie Snively

Snively Family


I love this industry. I love my family. This industry has become an extension of my family. I am a SEARCH supporter because sometimes family needs a little help. If I can help a little, I know it means a lot.


Jaclyn Bernstein & Rob Hulsmeyer

Access NY Metro

Thank you Jaclyn, Rob and Access NY Metro's for your commitment to the event industry.


Lenny Talarico CSEP, CHE


Thank you Lenny for your commitment to the event industry.


Mark Wells 

Thank you Mark and Hello Florida for your commitment to the event industry.


Jon Adcock


SEARCH lends a helping hand to the members of our industry when in need. One of our roles as industry leaders is to assist others when possible, both professionally and personally. SEARCH provides that personal assistance, and I’m proud to support such an amazing foundation with my time, my talents, and my money.

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Rick Turner

I’ve seen firsthand how SEARCH has helped those within our industry, and can’t think of a more worthy cause. It is an honor and privilege to stand shoulder to shoulder with those that understand this commitment to the events and meetings industry, and are willing to assist the people and personalities that are out there working hard every day to ensure the success of our efforts. You never know when you or someone you care about could be affected by one of these occurrences or tragic situations, and supporting the SEARCH 100 is my way of making sure that the assistance will be there if that time ever comes.


Kari Strolberg CSEP

Eventful Marketing Solutions, Inc.

Thank you Kari and Eventful Marketing Solutions, Inc.'s for your commitment to the event industry.

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Kimberly Beaune, CMP, CSEP


As an entrepreneur and main breadwinner for my household it is frightening to realize that I have no real safety net. God willing I never find myself in need, but if I were to find myself in crisis I am thankful that SEARCH would be there to help. That is why I am so honored to be a small part of the wonderful support that SEARCH offers to our Events Community every day.

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David Adler

Thank you David and BizBash for your commitment to the event industry.


Cheryl Fish

High Rise Events

Thank you Cheryl and High Rise Events for your commitment to the event industry.


Anthony Bollotta


SEARCH gives the smallest of us, not the least of whom is yours truly, the opportunity to help industry peers when catastrophe strikes. That’s reason enough for me.


Therese Cole-Hubbs


As a planner, we plan for so many other people, but we can hesitate to plan for ourselves when it comes to potential mishaps. Search helps fill that gap and it's great to know that there are professionals behind us to support us in our times of need.


David & Brian Gough


Thank you David and Brian for your commitment to the event industry.


Terry & Rocky Toomey


As a Company, Future Affairs Productions has supported the SEARCH Foundation from the very beginning and we will continue to do so. We are honored to be included in the SEARCH 100 Community.


Gary Bordman, CSEP


SEARCH, Is here for ALL OF US when we need it. Being a part of something this big is an Honor. I am blessed by my clients to be able to donate monthly to such a great cause. I have been honored to be a part of the board over the past 3 years as well.


Tony Conway

Legendary Events


We’re so lucky to have an organization like SEARCH to be there for our industry colleagues facing hardship. We depend on each other in this business and joining the SEARCH 100 is one of the most rewarding ways you can choose to give back to the events community.


Deborah Hermann


Maya Angelou once remarked, ”I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver”. If we take her words one step further we see that giving also provides an opportunity to liberate the receiver's life journey from despair to hope. Nourish the soul. Ease the hurt. Lighten the burden of crisis. Through this transformative process, giving provides a way to show love to the world around us—family, friends, industry peers and doesn’t expect anything in return. Please join me in this peaceful journey of liberation. Please join me in support of the SEARCH Foundation with an investment of your financial resources. Generosity matters. Your treasure will change lives. Including your own.


Lisa Hurley

Thank you Lisa and Special Events for your commitment to the event industry.

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Dustin Westling, CSEP


What we love most about our industry is that it is built on collaboration; we share in each others successes as well as each others hardships. We are always inspired by the SEARCH Foundation's continued support of event professionals in crisis and are excited to spread that message of support throughout Canada.

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Kate Patay, CPCE

Patay Consulting

SEARCH is the only industry foundation that directly supports our community in their time of need. Supporting SEARCH impacts and helps our friends and colleagues when they need it most. I sincerely hope that no one I know is ever in the position to have to call on them for help, but if I you are I find comfort in knowing SEARCH will be there. I encourage you to give whatever you are capable of - every dollar helps. It might help someone you know. It might help you. Thank you for donating today.


Mara Marian

Thank you Mara for your commitment to the events industry.


Nick Borelli

My mission is to spotlight and advance the efforts of professionals who advance and support the global live experiences industries. SEARCH is central to my mission. In addition, being on this list with an illustrious group of passionate and giving professionals made being a member of the SEARCH 100 the easiest decision of my career.


John Bibbo


Events can change in an instant, and we work with event professionals to resolve challenges. Life can change in an instant, too, so supporting SEARCH is our way to help those same colleagues overcome crises.


Pauline Parry

Thank you Pauline Parry  for your commitment to the event industry.

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Thank you James Schipper for your commitment to the event industry.

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Mara Roth

MKB Productions

Thank you Mara Routh for your commitment to the event industry.


Matt & Amanda Allen


We understand that unforeseen tragedies could happen to anyone and SEARCH 100 makes it so simple to  support vendors throughout the country in times of need.


Danny Bergold

Thank youDanny Bergold for your commitment to the event industry.


Thank you Andrew Dranetz for your commitment to the event industry.

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Bobby Dutton 

Thank you Bobby Dutton for your commitment to the event industry.


Thank you ILEA Chicago for your  commitment to the event industry.


Karl Heitz

Thank you Karl for your commitment to the events, catering and hospitality industries!


Jonathan Darr

I’m so pleased to be a part of such a great group of people doing amazing things for our industry. We need to take care of the people who take care of our business.

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Thank you Sally for your commitment to the events, catering and hospitality industries!


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Meryl Snow

SnowStorm Solutions

We are all one tribe. I recently read Seth Godin’s book simply entitled Tribes, in which he argues that modern technology can help to rekindle ancient ways for humans to support one another. We can do this by connecting our common interests and goals, working together to reach heights impossible by ourselves. We... in the special events industry are a tribe. We can support and help one another, and provide one another with a sense of purpose and community. The SEARCH Foundation changes the lives of people in need every day with even the smallest of donations making a large impact in our community.


David Lombardo


SEARCH is about hope. It’s about providing our peers with the ability to go on when they may not think it’s possible.


Nicole Johnson


During our lives, we will all at some point or another need help from our fellow humans. Is this that time for you? If so, I know it will be such a relief to be able to call on SEARCH. It is my hope that this organization and our donations provide you the time needed to recover, and the assurance that you aren't alone as you rebuild. Our industry is so big, yet it is so small and we are all in this together. "At the end of the day it's not about what you have or even what you've accomplished. It's about who you've lifted up, who you've made's about what you've given back." - Denzel Washington


Gene Huddleson

Detail + Design

"The more you give, the more you get back"
Words to live by and why I joined SEARCH 100.


Meagan Crafts

Culinary Crafts


In this industry of hospitality I am absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to sustain and care for those who spend their lives in service of others.


Leslie LaSorsa, CSEP

 I have personally seen the amazing impact that The Search Foundation has made on several people…..good, hardworking, amazing event professionals. Life happens…with grace, we have been blessed and, therefore, we give back….it just isn’t an option. We are so proud to be in this industry and so proud that this foundation continues to exist with such a direct correlation back to those that it dedicates to serve – each and every one of us.

Frank Puleo

Framboise Catering

In an industry that has blessed us enormously, we are so glad to have found SEARCH. None of us are alone in this industry - and knowing that SEARCH will always be there to "have our back" is great.
The SEARCH 100 is a wonderful way for us to give back to our community so that those in need or in a time of crises will know that we are there for them.

 We are all here for the same reason- passion for the industry. Having the ability to come together as a collaborative collective and support those who share the same passion is extraordinary. I am truly inspired and honored to be a SEARCH supporter.

Sandy Hammer


 Thank you Sandy for your commitment to the events, catering and hospitality industries!

 Lon Lane

Thank you Lon for your commitment to the events, catering and hospitality industries!

Aaron Kaufman, CSEP

Fifth Element Group

 Thank you Aaron for your commitment to the events, catering and hospitality industries!

Claudette Pate

Goldner Associates

 Thank you Claudette for your commitment to the events, catering and hospitality industries!
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 Fausto Pifferrer

Blue Elephant Events & Catering

 I am honored to be a part of this fantastic initiative! Making assistance available to event professionals in times of need should be second nature to all of us. Helping each other out is what all of us should be about!

Peter Berliner

Innovative Entertainment

 Thank you Peter for your commitment to the events, catering and hospitality industries!
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Natasha Miller

Entire Productions

Lives can change from one moment of being fine or even amazing to being difficult or tragic. Organizations such as SEARCH support our incredible event industry at such times. I have donated in the past, and am extremely proud to be able to support SEARCH with my monthly commitment of $100. I encourage all that can to be part of the SEARCH 100.
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Mary Crafts-Homer

Culinary Crafts Catering

All of us in the event industry know the kind of stress and worry we face each day from natural disasters, accidents, unexpected fires, health issues, and every kind of crisis imaginable.

The SEARCH Foundation is a life saver in a sea of "nobody cares" to offer financial assistance to those hit by the by these kinds of unforeseen traumas. I am honored to part of an organization that cares for their own and offers a helping hand to those in genuine need.


Deborah Elias

Elias Events

SEARCH is an organization near and dear to my heart. In addition to serving on the board for several years, I had the opportunity to plan several fundraising events as well. I love that it helps those who truly need it. Living in the Gulf coast and especially with the last year’s hurricane season, it is good to know that we can always reach out in times of need and SEARCH is there to help.

Jamie Oristano

Just Bars

 Thank you Jamie for your commitment to the events, catering and hospitality industries!

Lee Dunlap

Quest Events

Thank you Lee for your commitment to the events, catering and hospitality industries!

Nathaniel Neubauer

Contemporary Catering

Caring for others is an obligation, a way of life, not a choice. Thank you for creating a path for us to serve our colleagues and friends.

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?' "– Dr. Martin. Luther King Jr.


Paul Creighton, CSEP

T Skorman Productions

Having spent 35 years in the special events industry, I know how fortunate I am to be able to work with creative, dedicated, and hard-working industry professionals. The chance to give back to people in our industry that find themselves in dire straits was an impossible request to pass up.
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Shelly Tolo

Tolo Events

The events industry is such a wonderful community and I'm so glad to be a part of it.  Tolo Events supports SEARCH as a thank you to all of our wonderful vendors and to support any colleague who could be hit with a crisis. It is just one great way we can give back.
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Darren Johnson

DWJ Productions

 Thank you Darren for your commitment to the events, catering and hospitality industries!

Susie Perelman

Mosaic, Inc.

SEARCH is there for our industry in time of crisis. It is our responsibility and our privilege to give back to those in need, and to care for those who may need some support during tough times in life’s journey. How honored I am to stand by other big-hearted industry leaders in support of SEARCH.
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India Rhodes

Wilkinson Rhodes

Thank you India for your commitment to the events, catering and hospitality industries!
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Raviv Krikunets

R5 Event Design

 Thank you Raviv for your commitment to the events, catering and hospitality industries!

Dale Harmon

Twigz Studios

I have always admired the work of the Search Foundation. At the Search 100 Event at TSE in New Orleans, I learned that no request has ever been turned down which is so incredible.

Many years ago, my life was a much different story than it is today. I reached out to SEARCH and was helped at a time that I really needed and appreciated it.

Fast forward to today, and I am so fortunate to enjoy success and a bright future.

It is for all of the above reasons that I am pleased and proud to be able to step up and be part of the SEARCH 100 to help the foundation continue the wonderful help to the Events Industry.

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Robin Brockelsby

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"One of the most important things you can do on this earth is to let people know they are not alone", Shannon L Alder

As an events community, having the ability to join forces through the SEARCH Foundation to help our colleagues survive crisis - is the single most important things we can do for each other.


Todd Skinner

Production Canada

Production Canada is pleased to support the SEARCH Foundation, a worthy cause that assists event professionals in crisis, no matter where you call home or how you define crisis. We made a commitment to the SEARCH 100 because we wanted to become a part of the network that supports you, our friends and colleagues, if you ever find yourself in need.
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Richard LoGuercio

Town & Country Event Rentals

Thank you Richard for your commitment to the events, catering and hospitality industries!

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Michel Malecot

The French Gourmet

Thank you.

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Ken Kristoffersen, CSEP, CEM

POP Kollaborative Live Experience Agency

 Thank you .

Aaron T. Tharp

Hello! Texas Destination Management

I have been so blessed in this industry, and love that there is a foundation that directly impacts those we work with each and every day that I can help give back to.  The SEARCH 100 is a wonderful way to give back to our community so that those in need or in a time of crises know that they aren’t alone.

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Monique Jeffrey, CSEP

Willowdale Estate

My good friend, Bobby Dutton (also a member of the SEARCH 100), said once that you are only crushing it if you are giving back. I’m so grateful to be able to give back to a community that has provided me with a passion for life I never thought possible. Thank you to the SEARCH Foundation for sharing the love and reminding us that we always have our event family to support us through thick and thin.


Armando Seledon, CSEP, CTA

Capers DMC

I have personally seen how The SEARCH Foundation has impacted some of my dear industry friends when they were in need. The cause is such a fantastic one and the fact that it is directly available to the people that I hit the streets with every day, the friends and family that make my life brighter, the stellar people that make my job that much easier makes it more important to get involved.  This industry has given me so much, I am fortunate enough to be in the position to give back. My decision to join SEARCH 100 came easy knowing I can help keep these benefits going for anyone in my industry that might find themselves needing them.

Evan Carbotti

PSI Events

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Jennifer Smith

Bartenders 4 You

I admire the work that the SEARCH Foundation is doing. It was such an easy "yes" when I had the opportunity to contribute. This industry has given me so much and I can’t help but support this fantastic organization.

 We are honored to be a small part of the SEARCH Foundation. During the current climate, it is so refreshing to be part of something that is bringing people together. I look at the others on this page and am humbled by those around us that have done so much for the hospitality industry. Thank you for doing everything you do.