SEARCH Event Recap

Search Foundation

SEARCH Event Recap

The SEARCH Foundation recently netted $16,000 at its fundraising event, SEARCH Live! at MOHAI, in Seattle on August 19th. Many thanks to all the attendees, sponsors, auction contributors, donators and item purchasers. Because of your support, SEARCH is able to continue its mission of assisting event professionals in times of crisis.

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MOHAI was the perfect location for this fun evening of camaraderie & fundraising.


Many thanks to Marni Ness of Pedersen’s Rentals for helping coordinate this event for SEARCH. We could not have done it without her help. Thanks also to our fabulous MC for the night, Andrew Larris of The Larris Group.

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King Dahl & ISES Austin present a donation check to SEARCH

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Auction bids were placed via smartphone using GiveSmart technology.

Special Thanks Again to All of Our Generous Sponsors

Host Venue: MOHAI

Catering: Foodz Catering

Auction Software: GiveSmart

Rentals: Pedersen’s

Spirits: Woodford Reserve & Finlandia Vodka

Audio Visuals: PNTA

DJ/Music: Wavelink Music

Bar Service Staff: The Invisible Hostess & Hosts

Photography: Mike Nakamura Photography

Transportation: Butler Seattle

Conference Partner: ISES Live 2014

SEARCH Board of Directors Nominations Open

The Nominations Committee of the SEARCH Foundation announces its call for Board of Directors nominations for terms running from

January 1, 2015 –December 31, 2016.

Members of the Board of Directors must be employed in the special events industry.

EXPECTATIONS – Members of the SEARCH Board of Directors are required to attend Board meetings and teleconferences and may be asked to serve on a committee.

Regularly scheduled meetings are currently held in January (at TSE), May (teleconference), August (at ISES Live) and November (in person, location TBA) – Incoming Board members are strongly encouraged to attend the November 2014 meeting.

HOW TO NOMINATE – You may either nominate yourself or someone else by completing the Nominations Application – click HERE to download the form.

Applications can be emailed to (preferred method) or sent via fax to 480.513.3207.

DEADLINE for submission is Friday, September 26, 2014

To learn more about how the SEARCH Foundation assists event professionals in crisis, please visit our website –

If you have any questions, please contact SEARCH Headquarters:

Phone 480.538.7912 or via email

SEARCH Foundation
8924 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, Suite G5-584, Scottsdale, AZ 85255-3618

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