THURSDAY, MAY 17th, 2018
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

825 W Erie Street, Chicago

Alan Nadolna, CEO, The Associates Group
Janet Stover, Retiring President & CEO, IARF


LaVon Green
Pete Petersen
Joe Wilkins

RobJohnson SM

Guest Emcee
Rob Johnson, CBS 2 Chicago

Please join us on Thursday, May 17th for SEARCH TRAILBLAZERS 2018: Celebrating 50 Years of Service at Galleria Marchetti in Chicago. This exciting evening will celebrate Search, Inc.’s 50th anniversary of providing essential services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and will honor our champions in this work. Guests will enjoy cocktails, fun foods, delicious desserts, awards, and a silent auction. A hidden gem in the heart of the city, Galleria Marchetti blends European charm and magnificent spaces for a truly distinguished experience. 

We are thrilled to honor Alan Nadolna, CEO of The Associates Group and Janet Stover, Retiring President and CEO of IARF with the 2018 Trailblazer Award.

Alan Nadolna has spent over 30 years championing the interests of individuals with disabilities through his involvement with Search, Inc. As Chair of the Board of Directors, Alan has provided exceptional leadership with fundraising, board development and governance. His important contributions have guided the agency on a continuous path of growth and stability.

In her role as President and CEO of the Illinois Association of Rehabilitation Facilities (IARF), Janet has overseen the growth and development of the Association into Illinois’ most influential and effective statewide advocacy organization on behalf of agencies that support individuals with developmental disabilities. It is our pleasure to honor Janet in her year of retirement, after 42 years of service with IARF.

All proceeds from SEARCH TRAILBLAZERS 2018 will support the essential services of Search, Inc. Search is a community-based non-profit that empowers adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to achieve their full potential, accept a valued role in their community and lead rich, rewarding lives. We provide high quality, person centered services including supported living arrangements, adult learning programs and career services, as well as medical, behavioral and therapeutic services. Our programs serve more than 500 people and their families annually at locations throughout the Chicagoland area.

For more information about SEARCH TRAILBLAZERS 2018, please contact Audrey Landale at (773) 305-5000 x55 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Trailblazers 2018 Elements 13

Thank you to our generous silent auction donors!
(as of April 18, 2018)

ABT Electronics

Aveda Institute Chicago

Beggars Pizza

Boka Restaurant Group

Bottleneck Management

Capital Genealogy

Cards Against Humanity

Catherine Stigler

Chapín Coffee

Chicago Athletic Clubs

Chicago Bears

Chicago Blackhawks

Chicago Children's Museum

Chicago History Museum

Chicago White Sox

Chicago's First Lady




Cooper's Hawk

Copper Fiddle Distillery

Corepower Yoga

DePaul Athletics

Dinkel's Bakery

Dollop Coffee

Erica Wittmer

Flywheel Sports

Go Ape Treetop Courses

Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva

Hyatt Regency Chicago

iO Theater

Jayson Home and Garden

Jo Handbags

Joe Wilkins and Mary Lou Pier of Pier & Associates

John Friedland and Berta Shapiro

Kiehl's Chicago

Kinship Restaurant

Koval Distillery

LA Made

Lake Geneva Cruise Line

Laudi Vidni

LaVon Green

Leo Durkacz

Lincoln Park Zoo

Logan Parlor


Lookingglass Theater

Lou Malnati's

Lynfred Winery Roselle

Lynfred Winery Wheeling

Maggiano's Little Italy

Magnolia Bakery

Maika Goods

Many Ethnicities and Three Daughters of the Doctor

Mata Traders

Mercado Global

Mercury Chicago Skyline Cruises

Michael's Restaurant

Morton Arboretum

Museum of Science and Industry

Northlight Theatre

Northwestern Athletics

Packed With Purpose


Pete Petersen

Planet Access Co. Store

Range Chicago

Ray Covyeau

Rosebud Restaurants

Santiago and Sofia Dino

Shaw's Crab House

Shedd Aquarium

Sky High Sports

Skydeck Chicago


Terry O'Hara

The Book Cellar

The Dance Center of Columbia College

The Field Museum

The Laugh Factory

the zen of slow cooking

Timeline Theater



Trattoria DOC

Tricia and Monte Luzadder

Two Brothers Brewing

Urban Design Co.


Vertical Endeavors

Wilderness Inquiry

Windy City Fieldhouse


Wisconsin State Fair
Zanies Comedy