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Liz Rapalus, Theory & Final Phase Leader from Temple Frederick was one of the “First 100” Paul Mitchell FUNraisers across the United States to earn a spot to Paul Mitchell Schools FUNraising Gala in Hollywood, California this past May! Liz used her professional expertise to offer Future Professionals a unique opportunity to gain experience working with vibrant “coloring book” hair styles.
Each year Paul Mitchell Schools FUNraising Campaign honors and rewards the first 100 Future Professionals, team members, and Paul Mitchell National Educators who raise $3,000 in donations for charity with an opportunity to attend this exclusive event.
“It’s all about giving a little bit of you back to those that surround you. I was honored to be one of the First 100 this year and was even more excited to bring back the knowledge of what I learned in Hollywood with the Future Professionals here in Frederick. It was an awesome experience!” said Liz.
Winners of the “First 100” also enjoyed a “meet and greet” photo op with celebrity guests plus a day of hands-on education the next day with longhair expert Martin Parsons, master barber Darrin “DL” Lyons, and Debra Dietrich.
Charities that benefitted from this year’s FUNraising campaign included the Andrew Gomez Dream Foundation, Gary Sinise Foundation, Cancer Schmancer, Leeza’s Care Connection, CAST, Magic Johnson Foundation, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, No Limits, Food 4 Africa
Charles Riser, co-owner of The Temple: A Paul Mitchell Partner School in Frederick, Maryland, was presented with the 2017 Andrew Gomez Compassionate Service Award along with Cancer Schmancer founder and actress Fran Dresher at Paul Mitchell Schools 14th annual FUNraising Gala in Hollywood, California this past May. The award was “in recognition of his selfless, compassionate service and tireless dedication.”
“Being put presented with a national award that includes past recipients like Leeza Gibbons, Marie Osmond, and Fran Drescher was a truly incredible experience and validated a lifetime of efforts and beliefs,” said Riser. “I have always been taught that giving back is the “rent” we pay for living in this world. Our Future Professionals and team members continue to be bombarded on a daily basis with a message that we are all separate and in discord: I hope to become a mentor to show them that you can reject these ideas and live a “giving life” while still being financially successful in business. As my mentor John Paul always says,“Success unshared is failure.”
Co-hosted by TV and radio personality Leeza Gibbons and Paul Mitchell Schools’ Dean and Cofounder Winn Claybaugh, the Gala recognizes the top FUNraising schools and other major contributors, including numerous artists and educators who donate their time and talent to the campaign. Over 14,000 future professionals and team members from the 110 Paul Mitchell cosmetology schools raised over $1.5 million bringing their 14-year total to $18.2 million for charity. The Temple: A Paul Mitchell Partner School raised over $16,500 towards this goal.
This year’s event also acknowledged makeup expert and frequent Temple guest artist, Debra Dietrich who has singlehandedly raised over $1 million in the past six years by offering specialized makeup classes to schools across the country and donating all proceeds to the campaign. The event also recognized winners of the “First 100” contest—the first 100 students and team members to each raise at least $3,000 were invited to attend the Gala, where they enjoyed a “meet and greet” photo op with celebrity guests plus a day of hands-on education the next day with longhair expert Martin Parsons, master barber Darrin “DL” Lyons, and Debra Dietrich.
THE TEMPLE: A Paul Mitchell Partner School was proud to participate in the 15th Annual Peace *Love* Happiness Charity Motorcycle Ride in Austin, Texas in April.
The PLH Charity Ride is an annual event founded by John Paul Dejoria, founder of John Paul Mitchell Systems and Gary Spellman, co-founder of Ultimate Face Cosmetics. Originally intended to support local law enforcement, the scope of Peace*Love*Happiness has expanded over the years to encompass first responders and their families and now charities of all types.
“THE TEMPLE is a proud nine-year participant in this event. We believe strongly in supporting the “thin blue line” … the men and women who put their lives on the line daily so that the rest of us can live our lives. We couldn’t be more proud to be a participant,” said Charles Riser co-owner.
Beneficiaries of this year’s event include:
100 Club of Central Texas: a non-profit organization devoted to providing immediate financial and emotional assistance to the families of first responders who have been killed or critically injured in the line of duty. www.100clubcentex.com
Infinite Hero: whose pledge is to reward the sacrifice and bravery of those who have risked their lives by providing access to innovative rehabilitation programs that address the unique needs of veterans and their families. www.infinitehero.org
Meeting the Need: an organization that provides adventure retreats for people with disabilities in a historic mining, mountain environment that is completely handicapped-accessible.
The Combat Wounded Coalition: whose mission is to optimize the potential of combat-wounded warriors and families of the fallen by mitigating the effects of trauma, expanding personal capabilities, and inspiring heroes to find individual, unique purpose to create the life and future they desire. www.combatwoundedcoalition.org
The Temple: A Paul Mitchell Partner School is proud to work with The Arc of Frederick County to provide services beneficial to area residents with developmental disabilities.
“It’s so important to us to give back to the local community. These individuals are such a delight to work with and we are happy to be able to give them a special experience,” said Sharon Riser co-owner.
The Arc of Frederick County provides professional, clinical assistance to help children and adults with developmental disabilities by building networks of supports so they can safely and successfully live, work, go to school and be meaningfully included in their communities.
Future Professionals were trained in advanced on how to care for their special needs clients when they came in for services.
“This means so much to The Arc of Frederick County and adults with developmental disabilities in the Frederick Community,” said Shauna Mulcahy, Development Director for The Arc of Frederick County. “We appreciate The Temple’s thoughtfulness and kindness!”
The Temple: A Paul Mitchell Partner School is proud to announce its support of the Frederick Regional Health System’s James M. Stockman Cancer Institute.
“We’ve personally been touched by cancer in our families as have our Future Professionals. We are honored to be able to contribute to such an amazing cause and organization,” said Charles and Sharon Riser, owners of The Temple.
The award-winning oncology program is being developed into fully-integrated, comprehensive cancer care center located on the hospital’s Rose Hill campus. The center is expected to be open in the Summer of 2017.
A donation amounting to $25,000 was made in honor of Erika Sheehy, a loved grandmother who passed from ovarian cancer.