Past Signature Fundraising Events

Each year, Search holds a signature fundraising event to celebrate the organization's recent achievements and honor the partners who make our work possible. Guests enjoy cocktails, fun foods, delicious desserts, awards, and a silent auction.

During the signature event, Search's Trailblazer Award is presented to our honorees. The Trailblazer Award was established to recognize individuals who have shown exceptional leadership in paving the way for people with disabilities to live, learn, work and participate as valued members of the community.

All proceeds from signature fundraising events support Search's important direct services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Find out more about past fundraisers here!


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SEARCH TRAILBLAZERS 2018: Celebrating 50 Years of Service!
Trailblazer Award Honorees: Alan Nadolna - The Associates Group, Janet Stover - IARF, and Tina Zemen - Search, Inc.


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SEARCH TRAILBLAZERS 2017: Innovation Celebration!
Trailblazer Award Honorees: ComEd, Hewn, and the zen of slow cooking


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Search Trailblazers 2016: Leading the Way Home
Trailblazer Award Honoree: Trinita Logue, Founder, IFF


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Search for Adventure
Trailblazer Award Honoree: The Disability Awareness Players