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THE TEMPLE and Paul Mitchell Schools Raise $1.7M for Charity

The results are in! After three months of cut-a-thons, fashion shows, princess parties and thousands of other “FUNraising” events, the 14,000 Future Professionals and staff members from 110 Paul Mitchell schools raised $1.7 million in our 2015 FUNraising campaign – and THE TEMPLE placed 5th, raising $37,500!

School owners Sharon and Charles Riser heard the results firsthand at the 12th annual FUNraising Gala held at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA. They were joined by Future Professionals Carlie Anderson, Lauren Davis, Kelsie Yetter and Quinton Emberly, as well as team members Kaytlin Friia and Liz Kisas. Our “Frederick Delegation” joined representatives from the 11 national charities who supported in this year’s campaign, including John Paul DeJoria (Food 4 Africa), Magic Johnson (Magic Johnson Foundation), Fran Drescher (Cancer Schmancer), Marie Osmond (Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals), Gary Sinise (Gary Sinise Foundation), Dolph Lundgren (CAST, the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking), Kathy Buckley (No Limits), and Seth Maxwell and Eden Sassoon (The Thirst Project).

In addition to revealing this year’s grand total and the top 10 FUNraising schools, the event also acknowledged the winners of the “First 100” contest. For raising at least $3,000 individually, these students and staff members attended the Gala and a “meet and greet” photo op plus a day of hands-on education with Paul Mitchell Editorial Director, Lucie Doughty, and international educator, Fumi Eguchi.

THE TEMPLE had four winners: Carlie Anderson, Lauren Davis, Quinton Emberly and Kelsie Yetter! Lauren Davis, Future Professional shared, “I chose to raise the money to attend since I knew it would not only be for a great cause, but a great opportunity to meet so many important people in the beauty industry. The Gala was life changing, and the day of education really allowed me to further my skills!”

“We could not be more proud of all of our Future Professionals who participated! Thanks for all of your hard work,” raves Sharon.