Contact: Sharon Riser
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 16, 2014
After three months and literally thousands of hair shows, casual days, cut-a-thons and “FUNraisers,” more than 13,000 cosmetology students from 110 Paul Mitchell Schools raised over $2.1 million for 11 selected charities, bringing their 11-year total to more than $13.3 million. This year’s total was announced at the annual FUNraising Gala, held at the Beverly Hilton and hosted by actor, producer, and cancer activist, Fran Drescher, and Paul Mitchell Schools’ Dean and Cofounder, Winn Claybaugh.
Frederick’s Temple: A Paul Mitchell Partner School raised $35,000this year, and school owners, Sharon and Charles Riser, 3 staff members and 3 Future Professionals joined the festivities in Beverly Hills to represent their school.
Winners of the annual “First 100” contest were recognized for raising at least $3,000 individually; these 100 hard-working students and staff members attended the Gala plus a hands-on training the following day with 5-time NAHA winner Vivienne Mackinder and Cao Cosmetics. Isabelle Stewart, a Temple Future Professional, was among the First 100. Regarding her experience she remarked, “The reason I choose the Gary Sinise Foundation as the recipient for my fundraising is I think we all need to help out and support our veterans. They fought for our country, so they deserve a foundation like this one.
The Funraiser experience I had was beyond amazing — hearing the stories of each organization warmed my heart and hands-on class with Vivian Mackinder helped me better understand the “up-do”, plus, I loved her personality and humor”.
Speaking on behalf of the 11 supported charities were Magic Johnson from the Magic Johnson Foundatio), John Paul DeJoria representing Food 4 Africa, Danny Trejo of ELSA, Ricky and Andrea Schroder from Wells of Hope, Marie Osmond on behalf of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Sara Rue of CAST, Kathy Buckley from No Limits, and Fran Drescher of Cancer Schmancer.
THE TEMPLE a Paul Mitchell Partner School is conveniently located on West Church Street in historic downtown Frederick. For more information, visit www.temple.paulmitchell.edu or call (301) 682-7550.