Paul Mitchell Schools Raise $1.7M for Charity

Anne Moratto | May 21, 2015 | 6:19 AM
Kathy Buckley (No Limits), Gary Sinise (Gary Sinise Foundation), Fran Drescher (Cancer Schmancer), Marie Osmond (Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals), and Magic Johnson (Magic Johnson Foundation)
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Jeanne Foster Braa
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Dolph Lundgren (CAST, the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking) and Winn Claybaugh
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Magic Johnson, Fran Drescher and Co-Founder of Paul Mitchell, John Paul DeJoria
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U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills, a wounded hero who lost both of his arms and legs while on active duty, with co-hosts Pauley Perrette of NCIS (center, with check) and Winn Claybaugh, dean and cofounder of Paul Mitchell Schools, onstage at the gala.
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Fran Drescher
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Terrell Owens, Pauley Perrette, Seth Maxwell and Eden Sassoon (The Thirst Project)
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For the 12th  year in a row, over 14,000 "Future Professionals" and staff members from Paul Mitchell Schools spent three months raising money for charity through a challenge they call "FUNRaising." This year's $1.7 million addition brings the grand total to more than $15.2 million.   The Gala celebration on May 3, 2015 at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA was co-hosted by Dean and Co-Founder of Paul Mitchell Schools Winn Claybaugh and NCIS star Pauley Perrette, with special guests Magic Johnson, Dolph Lundgren, Leeza Gibbons, Gary Sinise, Fran Drescher, Marie Osmond, Eden Sassoon, Kathy Buckley, John Paul DeJoria, and others, plus entertainment by impressionist Jeff Tracta.

“Over the past 12 years that we’ve been raising money for a variety of charities, I’ve learned that we must always keep our hearts and intentions in the right place," says Claybaugh. "Whether our businesses are highly profitable or below our projections, we must continue to be a part of Generation G—the G stands for generosity. I firmly believe in the law of attraction, meaning that what we put out there comes back to us, so we will always put good thoughts, words, and actions out to the universe.”

2015 Top Ten FUNraising Schools

1. Parisian Beauty Academy, A Paul Mitchell Partner School $61,080

2. Paul Mitchell The School Jacksonville $56,837

3. Paul Mitchell The School Las Vegas $42,770

4. Paul Mitchell The School Michigan $39,009

5. The Temple, A Paul Mitchell Partner School $37,500

6. Paul Mitchell The School St. Louis $35,580

7. Paul Mitchell The School San Diego $33,484

8. Paul Mitchell The School North Haven $31,409

9. Paul Mitchell The School Honolulu $31,313

10. Paul Mitchell The School Gastonia $30,692

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