2009 FUNraising Event Launches Soonby Paul Mitchell Schools on 2/2/2009
For the sixth straight year, Paul Mitchell Cosmetology Schools across the country will spend the months of February, March, and April raising money and awareness for seven charitable organizations. This year’s supported organizations include the Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation, the Larry King Cardiac Foundation, the Andrew Gomez Dream Foundation, City of Hope, Food 4 Africa, and two newcomers: Fran Drescher’s Cancer Schmancer Movement and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.
Highlights of the FUNraising campaign will include February 5 conference calls with every Paul Mitchell School, thousands of Future Professionals, and special celebrity guests Leeza Gibbons, Larry King, Fran Drescher, John Paul DeJoria, and Angus Mitchell, hosted by Winn Claybaugh.
Emphasizing events that involve personal contact with contributors rather than letter-writing campaigns or other hands-off techniques, the schools have scheduled thousands of FUNraising events. Their grassroots, dollar-by-dollar approach includes cut-a-thons, fashion shows, bake sales, raffles, “Casual for a Cause” days, and other unique ideas.
Last year's FUNraising exceeded $930,000, shattering all previous records and bringing the five-year total to over $2.5 million. This year the schools have set a goal of $1.2 million.
CLICK HERE for a special message to Paul Mitchell Schools and Future Professionals from Larry King himself.
CLICK HERE for a special message from Paul Mitchell Chairman and CEO John Paul DeJoria and Dean of Paul Mitchell Schools Winn Claybaugh about this year’s FUNraising campaign.