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Thank you to everyone who supported Search Trailblazers 2017: Innovation Celebration on Thursday, May 11th!

We are thrilled to share that the event raised over $138,000 to invest back into our programs and services!

What a fantastic night! Over 300 guests attended our signature fundraiser at Galleria Marchetti in Chicago and enjoyed cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and a silent auction!

ComEd, Hewn, and the zen of slow cooking were honored with the 2017 Trailblazer Award for their efforts in creating pathways to employment for people with disabilities. Guest emcee Rob Johnson from CBS 2 Chicago entertained the crowd and facilitated a successful donation challenge!

We also debuted a new video featuring inspirational stories of employment. Please watch it here!

Thank you again for your support and investment in Search's important direct services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

SEARCH TRAILBLAZERS 2017: Innovation Celebration!

Thursday, May 11

6:00 - 9:00 pm

Galleria Marchetti
825 W Erie in Chicago

Event Co-Chairs
LaVon Green
Pete Petersen

2017 Trailblazer Award Honorees
the zen of slow cooking

For more information about SEARCH TRAILBLAZERS 2017, 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.
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Thank you to our lead sponsors!

Innovation Sponsors
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Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Visionary Sponsors

Alan Nadolna and Suzanne Averill of The Associates Group
Tony Valukas and Cathy Beres
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Groundbreaking Sponsors

John Friedland and Berta Shapiro
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Hoogendoorn Logo for Search 3.22.16
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MillerCooper AC Logo
R Best LLC Logo

Cutting Edge Sponsors
Siri and Mark Gadbois
Brett and Kymberly Johnson
John Lipscomb and Sally Gregory
Paul Murphy and Marian Haney

AE Logo

Alper Services Logo

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Non Profit Risk Logo

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Thank you to our silent auction donors!

ABT Appliances

Blue Man Group

Capital Geneology

Cards Against Humanity

Chicago Architecture Foundation

Chicago Design Museum

Chicago White Sox

Color Me Mine


Comedy Sportz

Corepower Yoga

Depaul Athletics

Dinkel's Bakery


Douglas J Aveda Institute

DreamDry Hair Salon

Emerald City Theater

Flexible Benefit Service Corporation

Fogo De Chao

Harbor Shores Hotel



iO Theater


Lagunitas Brewery

Lake Geneva Cruise Line

Lettuce Entertain You

Liv Dean Photography

Lookingglass Theater

Lou Malnati's

Lynfred Winery

Lyric Opera of Chicago

Mary and Chuck Fredericks

Matt Conzen

Michael's Restaurant

Morton Aboretum

Museum of Contemporary Art

Northwestern Athletics

One Strange Bird

Orangetheory Fitness

Planet Access Co. Store

Range Chicago

Revolution Brewery

Santiago and Sofia Dino

Shedd Aquarium

SPI Entertainment- The Venitian

Sprinkles Cupcakes

Superdawg Drive In

Teddie Kossof Salon

Terry Viebach Gaston

The Art Institute of Chicago

The Brookfield Zoo

The Field Museum

The Joffrey Ballet

The Tie Bar

Timeline Theatre Company


Trattoria D.O.C.

Turtle Wax


Wilderness Inquiry

Wisconsin State Fair

Writers Theater

Zanie's Comedy Club