2014 Week 4 Update
Recently I had the opportunity to visit Paul Mitchell The School Las Vegas, where I saw their amazing “FUNraising Know-It-All Wall.” What a great idea! They put all of their FUNraising forms, calendars, and other important information in one place, and they even made a Facebook video about it.
Speaking of videos, have you seen the 2014 FUNraising Campaign playlist on our Paul Mitchell Schools YouTube channel? You’ll find the fireburners and special messages from our partners, including a beautiful new message from Kathy Buckley and the No Limits kids. Be sure to share the links on your social networks and spread the great news about our FUNraising campaign! And if you have a video to share, please let me know, so we can add it to the playlist!
2014 Week 2 Update
Drum roll, please … as of today, we have 76 confirmed winners in the First 100 contest! Wow! 76 winners x $3,000 means that $228,000 has been raised by the First 100 contest alone! We still have 24 spots left … will I see YOU at the Gala? Remember, the First 100 winners will attend the FUNraising Gala PLUS a special day of hands-on education with Vivienne Mackinder and Cao Cosmetics.
This week, many of you wrote in about your wonderful FUNraisers, ONE Events, and First 100 winners. We’re off to an exciting start and I’m so proud of you! Included in this email are some amazing victories, so keep reading till the end — and keep those victories coming!
2014 Week 1 Update
Many of you called and emailed to say that last Tuesday’s launch parties were absolutely AMAZING! All across America, thousands of Future Professionals and staff members watched the 2014 launch video and heard special messages from our fabulous partners about this year’s sponsored organizations. You also heard some great ideas from a few of last year’s top FUNraising schools, and a special message from Fran Drescher. Even more exciting, many of you wrote in about your wonderful FUNraisers, ONE Events, and First 100 winners. We’re off to an exciting start and I’m so proud of you! Included in this email are some amazing victories, so keep reading till the end.
Our first fireburner is now available on the Paul Mitchell Schools YouTube channel so you can replay and share with your social networks! http://bit.ly/1ngRUf6
Star-Studded Lineup Keeps the “FUN” in “FUNraising”
Betty White, Fran Drescher, Donny and Marie Osmond, Magic Johnson, Gary Sinise, Sara Rue, Danny Trejo, Ricky Schroder, and Kathy Buckley Join Paul Mitchell Schools’ 2014 “FUNraising” Campaign
Paul Mitchell Schools kicked off their 11th annual FUNraising campaign on January 28, 2014. Students and staff members from over 100 Paul Mitchell Schools schools will spend the months of February through April raising money for charitable organizations. Their goal: $2.5 million. Their partners: A star-studded celebrity lineup representing 11 spectacular charities.
“We are absolutely thrilled that Betty White, Donny and Marie Osmond, Gary Sinise, Magic Johnson, Fran Drescher, and Kathy Buckley are back again this year,” said Paul Mitchell Schools Dean and Cofounder Winn Claybaugh. “We’re also delighted to welcome the incredible Sara Rue, Danny Trejo, and Ricky Schroder to our ‘FUNraising’ family. Each of these incredible individuals will play an active role in motivating and encouraging our 13,000 future professionals as they raise money through thousands of grassroots events, from cut-a-thons and car washes to fashion shows and charity balls. Our partners are members of an elite group of wonderful celebrities who’ve supported us in the past, including Dolly Parton, Larry King, Vidal Sassoon, and Leeza Gibbons.”
Paul Mitchell Schools Raise $2.6M for Charity
10th Anniversary Gala Features Betty White, Fran Drescher, John Schneider, Megyn Price, Kathy Buckley, Eden Sassoon, and Sara Evans
(BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – May 5, 2013) – At a time when most nonprofits are seeing declining donations, 16,000 cosmetology students and staff members from the nationwide network of Paul Mitchell Schools raised $2.6 million in three months, surpassing their goal, hitting their tenth consecutive all-time high, and bringing their grand total to over $11.2 million.
“This doesn’t happen in one night or one big show,” said Paul Mitchell Schools Dean and Cofounder Winn Claybaugh. “We call it a FUNraising marathon. It’s fun because our future professionals dream up creative ways to raise the money, such as “Studs and Suds” car washes, cut-a-thons, telethons, and fashion shows for people and pets. And it’s a three-month marathon that involved over 4,000 events by our 101 schools to reach this year’s goal.”
The 10th anniversary celebration was a full-scale love fest at the Beverly Hilton’s International Ballroom, with Winn and co-host Kathy Buckley recognizing and acknowledging guests from the 11 supported charities along with many superstar celebrities and industry icons in the audience.
Habitat for Humanity Final Report for Paul Mitchell Schools
The January 2010 earthquake damaged nearly 190,000 houses in Haiti, and 105,000 of those houses were destroyed. Of the more than 2 miliion affected survivors, more than 350,000 are still displaced and living in settlement sites. Thanks to Paul Mitchell Schools' generous gift in 2013, along with help from many other partners, Habitat for Humanity completed a major milestone: building 300 core homes in the community of Santo. Click below to see photos and more information from Habitat for Humanity's Final Report for Paul Mitchell Schools.
Animal Illness Meets Its Match
DENVER/January 8, 2012—Animal lovers across the country invested in a brighter future for animals in December 2012. Thousands of supporters helped Morris Animal Foundation surpass its year-end Matching Gift Challenge of $50,000, which was sponsored by Paul Mitchell Schools.
“We greatly appreciate the significant support from animal lovers and from Paul Mitchell Schools,” said David Haworth, DVM, PhD, Foundation president and CEO. “Their year-end support will ensure we can fund high-quality research that will advance the state of the art in veterinary medicine.”