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SEARCH Foundation

Special Event Assistance, Relief & Crisis Help

aka SEARCH Foundation   |   Scottsdale, AZ   |  www.searchfoundation.org

Mission

We provide financial help for event, meetings, and catering professionals in crisis.

Notes from the nonprofit

The SEARCH Foundation is a not-for-profit 501 c 3 organization. SEARCH is the only charitable organization dedicated to the special events, meetings and catering industries and its people – the creative talent that keeps us vibrant and growing. Since its formation, the SEARCH Foundation has distributed more than $1 million to event professionals in need of help. The SEARCH Foundation was formed in 1997 to assist event professionals faced with a life threatening illness. Since that time it has expanded to include not only illness, but also any catastrophic occurrence. Crisis means many things to many people. Your entire neighborhood washed away in a flood, being ravaged by wildfires, or lost in a tornado. A routine check-up coming back with the dreaded words “you have cancer.” A car accident that leaves you impaired or hospitalized for an extended period of time. The events industry is a group of passionate professionals made up of many small business owners. Who do you turn to when

Ruling year info

1998

Executive Administrator

Corinne Z. Dudine

Main address

8924 E Pinnacle Peak Road Suite G5-584

Scottsdale, AZ 85255 USA

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EIN

75-2709245

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (T12)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The SEARCH Foundation is a charitable organization that directly funds live event, meetings, and catering, professionals in crisis. The SEARCH Foundation was formed in 1997 to assist special event professionals who were faced with a life threatening illness. Since that time it has expanded to include not only illness, but any catastrophic occurrence. Applicants may receive a check of up to $5000 per year based on their crisis situation. To date, the SEARCH Foundation has funded 100% of qualified cases and distributed over $1 million to event professionals in need, worldwide.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Fundraising Events

Our Annual Signature event is held in conjunction with Catersource + The Special Event. After more than 25 years of assisting industry individuals in crisis, the foundation has funded 100% of qualified cases. Recipients were profoundly affected by the efforts of the board, committees, and supporters.

Ongoing Giving Initiatives
• Establish a recurring gift on behalf of your company
• Join the SEARCH 100
• Start donating any amount monthly to support your peers
• One-Time donation
• Contribute what you can, or fund an entire grant

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The SEARCH Foundation is a charitable organization that directly funds live event, meetings, and catering professionals in crisis.

Fundraising events and on-going giving programs

Our events and giving programs assist us to raise necessary funds. Our Crisis Relief Committee is able to anonymously review and score cases for funding within a 7 day period.

To date, we have distributed over $1 million in funds to event, meeting, or catering professionals in times of crisis.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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SEARCH Foundation

Board of directors
as of 04/17/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Kate Patay

Terramar US

Term: 2023 - 2025

Joann Roth-Oseary

Someone's in the Kitchen

Patrick McMichael

Denon & Doyle Entertainment

Bobby Dutton

GrooveBoston

Frank Puleo

Catering by Framboise

JC York

Classic Entertainment

Kate Patay

Terramar US

Rick Turner

Forward Hospitality Group

Thuy Diep

CWT Meetings & Events

David Lombardo

Lombardo’s

Michele Polci

Caesars Entertainment

India Rhodes

Wilkinson Rhodes

Thomas Whelan

Levy Convention Centers

Frank Puleo

Framboise Catering

Stephanie Jayko

Knock Out Productions

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/17/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/17/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.