Paul Mitchell Schools 2019 FUNraising Campaign
Paul Mitchell Schools kicked off their 16th annual FUNraising campaign on March 1, 2019, with a goal of raising $2 million for eight major charities and dozens of local nonprofits selected by individual schools across the country.
There were an amazing group of celebrities at the FUNraising event. Leeza Gibbons was the gala Co-host. She is a New York Times bestselling author Emmy winning entertainment and news media personality advocate for healthcare, wellness, and care-giving Founder of Leeza’s Care Connection Author of Fierce Optimism.
U.S. Army Master Sgt. Cedric King: Gary Sinise Foundation Ambassador On a reconnaissance mission during his third deployment in Afghanistan in 2012, the force of an improvised explosive device (IED) left Cedric King with right hand disfigurement and bilateral amputations. Since his injury Cedric has earned numerous medals and awards, run marathons, climbed mountains, and become an ambassador for the Gary Sinise Foundation. Cedric and his family recently received a customized smart home from the foundation.
Ten-year-old entrepreneur Sasha Bogosian, founder of the nonprofit Sasha Project LA, warmed the hearts of the audience. Kristen Bell, Stan Lee, Jack Black, and Chris Pine all rock the hand-painted denim that Sasha produces as art therapy to help with her cerebral palsy. As if that weren’t amazing enough, all of the proceeds go back to Children’s Hospital L.A.
Brian King Joseph gave an astounding performance. As a self-taught star who won the hearts of millions of fans and rose to stardom as a finalist on America’s Got Talent Season 13, Brian King Joseph is better known as ”The King of Violin.” He discovered his interest in music at the age of 4 and became an accomplished multiple-ribbon state champion classical violinist. He received a Presidential Scholarship at Berklee College of Music in Boston.
Mary Wilson performed at the event. As a founding member of The Supremes, Mary Wilson has written a best-selling autobiography, performed on stage and screen, lectured and toured the world, and continues to be admired for setting the standard for females in the recording industry. She is a tireless contributor to charity and society at large, serving as the Mine Action Spokesperson for the Humpty Dumpty Institute’s initiative to raise public awareness about the worldwide scourge of landmines. Traveling to Sri Lanka and Laos last fall, she visited schools impacted by unexploded ordinance from the Vietnam war, helped detonate 58 bombs, and held a charity concert in Sri Lanka.
2019 Charitable Organizations
During the event, the Paul Mitchell team honored a number of organizations. The Andrew Gomez Dream Foundation was founded to honor a successful Paul Mitchell School graduate whose struggle against mental illness ended tragically in suicide. The foundation helps cosmetology students, graduates, and cosmetology-related enterprises. Funds have provided educational opportunities, assistance after natural disasters (through our support of the PBA Disaster Relief Fund), and support in the fights against breast cancer, domestic violence, and other destroyers of self-esteem.
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals) raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the United States and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment, and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible.
CAST (Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking) aims to assist persons trafficked for the purpose of forced labor and slavery-like practices and to work toward ending all instances of such human rights violations.
Food 4 Africa is committed to supplying at least one vitamin- and mineral-enriched meal each day to the children of Southern Africa, where the HIV/AIDS epidemic has left more than 11 million children orphaned. Of the 3.9 million orphans in South Africa, approximately 2 million have been orphaned as a direct result of AIDS, and countless others have been orphaned as an indirect result.
About Paul Mitchell Schools
At Paul Mitchell Schools, we believe that education is an adventure and the learning experience needs to be fun and well rounded. Our courses focus on important technical skills and business knowledge with an emphasis on social and community responsibility. Our learning leaders are trained to draw out the artist in our students and prepare them to enter their chosen careers as community-conscious salon and spa professionals. Through our annual “FUNraising” campaign, we’ve raised and donated over $20 million in support of many charitable causes. We’ve built homes with Habitat for Humanity, fed thousands of African orphans, and supported the victims of AIDS, breast cancer, homelessness, abuse, and hundreds of other causes.
Established over 38 years ago, the Paul Mitchell network is nearly 100,000 salons strong and in 81 countries worldwide; every professional hairdresser knows the Paul Mitchell name. With the addition of more than 110 Paul Mitchell Schools, we’ve taken the world of cosmetology and barbering education by storm.
For more information, visit www.paulmitchell.edu and www.paulmitchellschoolsfunraising.org
About the Annual FUNraising Campaign
In the past 16 years, the Paul Mitchell Schools’ annual FUNraising campaign has raised and donated over $21 million in support of many charitable causes. We’ve built two homes with Habitat for Humanity, fed thousands of African orphans, and supported the victims of AIDS, breast cancer, homelessness, abuse, and hundreds of other causes.
Unlike organizations that rely on letter writing campaigns and online donations, our FUNraisers touch donors personally. Rather than seeking huge corporate donations, our Future Professionals raise most of the money through a variety of grassroots events like cut-a-thons, fashion shows, bake sales, princess days, car washes, and casual days, with donations averaging $5 to $10.
Winn Claybaugh has been the owner of hair salons and beauty academies since 1983. He is the founder and co-owner of Paul Mitchell The School, with many locations throughout the United States. He is recognized internationally for his outstanding contributions to the hair and beauty industry.
The vision of the Paul Mitchell School is to cultivate happy and successful professionals. The school also creates learning leaders who are seen as future professionals from Day 1. The guests of the Paul Mitchell Schools feel and experience this culture when they come to each location. Winn Claybaugh
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