Each year, thousands of future cosmetology professionals and staff members from Paul Mitchell Schools donate their time, talent, and energy to support a variety of charitable causes. A year-long effort, the Paul Mitchell Schools FUNraising campaign culminates in a gala celebration, where the grand totals and top schools are announced, and all schools are recognized for their FUNraising efforts. This year's gala dinner was held on Monday evening, May 7, at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles.

Hosted by Paul Mitchell CEO John Paul DeJoria, Paul Mitchell Co-owner Angus Mitchell, Paul Mitchell Schools Dean and Cofounder Winn Claybaugh, the 2012 Gala announcements of top schools were revealed by these three with celebrity assistance from Betty White, Fran Drescher, and Marie Osmond.  The 10 Paul Mitchell Schools that had the most funraising success are:

10 - $52,170 – THE TEMPLE: A Paul Mitchell Partner School
9 - $54,115 – Paul Mitchell The School St. George
8 - $54,830 – Parisian Beauty Academy
7 - $56,390 - Paul Mitchell School - Jacksonville
6 - $64,610 - Paul Mitchell The School Michigan
5 - $73,644.22 – Paul Mitchell Arlington
4 - $73,950 – Paul Mitchell Dallas
3 - $75,025 – Paul Mitchell the School North Haven
2 - $84,096 – Paul Mitchell The School Salt Lake City
1 – $88,008.51 – Paul Mitchell The School Chicago

"People in need are not just those who line up at a soup kitchen on Thanksgiving Day. At Paul Mitchell Schools, giving back is an ongoing attitude about how we do business."
- Winn Claybaugh
Dean and Cofounder of Paul Mitchell Schools

"It’s about each of us paying more than our share of rent on this planet in order to help many people have much better lives or even have the chance to live one. What a great culture that is!"

- John Paul DeJoria
Chairman and CEO of John Paul Mitchell Systems