Making magic happen by raising money

and awareness for worthwhile organizations.

A History of Magical Memories

2004   With 7 schools in the network, Paul Mitchell Schools raised $180,000 for the Andrew Gomez Dream Foundation and Leeza Gibbons’ Alzheimer’s care
centers (Leeza’s Place).

 

2005  With roughly 30 schools, the network raised $260,000 for the Andrew Gomez Dream Foundation and Leeza’s Place.

 

2006  Now at roughly 60 schools, Future Professionals raised $430,000 for the Andrew Gomez Dream Foundation and Leeza’s Place.

 

2007  With more than 70 schools, the network raised $615,000 for Leeza’s Place, the Andrew Gomez Dream Foundation, and Habitat for Humanity.

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2008  The network raised over $930,000 for the Andrew Gomez Dream Foundation, the Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation, the Larry King Cardiac Foundation, Food 4 Africa, Sister Bonnie’s Franciscan Haircuts from the Heart, the NCA Disaster Relief Fund, and CUT IT OUT, bringing the 5-year total to more than $2.5 million.

 

2009  Future Professionals raised $939,906 for the Andrew Gomez Dream Foundation, Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation, Larry King Cardiac Foundation, Food 4 Africa, Cancer Schmancer, City of Hope, and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, in honor of Paul Mitchell who lost his life 20 years ago to that disease, bringing the 6-year total to nearly $3.4 million.

 

2010  With 100 schools in the network, Future Professionals raised a record-breaking $1.2 million for the Andrew Gomez Dream Foundation, Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation, Larry King Cardiac Foundation, Food 4 Africa, and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, bringing the grand total to over $4.6 million.

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2011  This year's campaign hit another record high, raising over $1.7 million for the Andrew Gomez Dream Foundation, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Morris Animal Foundation, Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation, Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, Food 4 Africa, and Cancer Schmancer. Top FUNraising school Paul Mitchell The School Dallas raised over $101,000 to help bring the 8-year total to more than $6 million.

 

2012  Surpassing their goal by more than half a million dollars, Paul Mitchell Schools raised an astonishing $2.5 million for 9 charities - bringing the 9-year total to over $8.5 million. Co-hosted by Marie Osmond and Winn Claybaugh, the 2012 Gala moved to the Beverly Hilton, home of the Golden Globe awards. Joining the fun: Betty White, Fran Drescher, Kristin Bauer, Kathy Buckley, John Paul DeJoria, and Angus Mitchell, with entertainment by Grammy nominee Natasha Bedingfield. 

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 2013  Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the FUNraising campaign, the schools raised over $2.6 million for 11 charities, bringing their 10-year total to more than $11.2 million! Co-hosted by Winn Claybaugh and comedian Kathy Buckley, the star-studded Gala featured Betty White, Fran Drescher, John Schneider, Megyn Price, Eden Sassoon, John Paul DeJoria, Angus Mitchell, and entertainment by country star Sara Evans and actress Tichina Arnold.

 

2014  This year, 110 Paul Mitchell Schools raised over $2.1 million for 11 charities, bringing their grand total to $13.3 million. Co-hosted by Fran Drescher and Winn Claybaugh, this year's Gala featured Magic Johnson, Marie Osmond, Danny Trejo, Ricky and Andrea Schroder, Kathy Buckley, and John Paul DeJoria.

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 2015  Bringing their 12-year total to $15.2 million, Paul Mitchell Schools raised $1.2 million for 11 charities and celebrated once again at the Beverly Hilton with co-hosts Winn Claybaugh and Pauley Perrette of NCIS. Representing their charities were Magic Johnson, Fran Drescher, Marie Osmond, Gary Sinise, Dolph LUndgren, Kathy Buckley, Seth Maxwell, and Eden Sassoon.

 2016  The grand total climbed to $16.7 million as the schools raised $1.5 million for 9 charities. Co-hosted by Winn Claybaugh and Leeza Gibbons at the Beverly Hilton, the 13th annual gala featured beauty industry icons and Hollywood legends Fran Drescher, Michael Jai White, Marie Osmond, Chyler Leigh, Kathy Buckley, Ruth Roche, Robert Lobetta, Martin Parsons, and more. 

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2017  Bringing their 14-year total to $18.2 million, Paul Mitchell Schools raised $1.5 million for 10 charities and celebrated at the Loews Hollywood Hotel with co-hosts Winn Claybaugh and Leeza Gibbons. Representing their charities were Mira Sorvino, Cedric King, Marie Osmond, Seth Maxwell, Eden Sassoon, Fran Drescher, Kathy Buckley, and John Paul DeJoria (not pictured). 2017 FR Gala OFFICIAL PHOTO crop