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 our 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.
At the Temple, we raised $35,000 this year! Joining Sharon and Charles in Beverly Hills were staffers Jessica and Trish, plus three future professionals who helped represent our school, Isabelle Stewart, Evelyn Bourlier, and Brianna Stumpp.
Our own winner of the annual “First 100” contest, Isabelle Stewart, was recognized for raising at least $3,000. She attended the Gala plus a hands-on training the following day with 5-time NAHA winner Vivienne Mackinder and Cao Cosmetics. Of her experience, Isabelle said, “It was a lot of fun to meet so many celebrities, and to attend the Gala. We also received a great day of education with Vivienne.”
Speaking on behalf of the 11 supported charities were Magic
From Left to Right: Sharon Riser, co-owner of the Temple; Trish Kaiser, Education Leader at the Temple; Sara Rue, actress and spokesperson for CAST(Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking) which is a Funraiser beneficiary; Jessica Higgins, FUNraiser Co-leader & Future Professional Advisor at the Temple; and Charles Riser, Temple co-owner.
Johnson (Magic Johnson Foundation), John Paul DeJoria (Food 4 Africa), Danny Trejo (ELSA), Ricky and Andrea Schroder (Wells of Hope), Marie Osmond (Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals), Sara Rue (CAST), Kathy Buckley (No Limits), and Fran Drescher (Cancer Schmancer).