Paul Mitchell 10th Annual FUNraising Gala Celebrates Giving

By Anne Moratto | 05/06/2013 10:48:00 AM


click image to zoomCo-hosts for the evening, Winn Claybaugh, Dean and Cofounder of Paul Mitchell Schools, and deaf comedian / motivational speaker Kathy Buckley

The Paul Mitchell Schools FUNraising Gala dinner took place on Sunday, May 5, 2013, at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California. Co-Hosted by WinnClaybaugh, John Paul Mitchell Systems Chairman, CEO John Paul DeJoria,  and Paul Mitchell co-owner Angus Mitchell, with special guests Betty White, Fran Drescher, Megyn Price, and Kathy Buckley, plus representatives of the other supported charities.





For the 10th straight year, the 16,000 cosmetology students and staff members from the nationwide network of Paul Mitchell Schools spent February through April raising money for charitable organizations.   In 2012, the schools raised a record-breaking$2.5 million, bringing the combined nine-year total to over $8.5 million. This year, they've set a new record, raising $2.66 million in the 2013 FUNraising campaign.

Congratulations to the Top 10 FUNraising schools:

 1. Paul Mitchell Arlington - $88,328

2. THE TEMPLE: A Paul Mitchell Partner School - $85,000

3. Paul Mitchell The School St. Louis - $81,029

4. Paul Mitchell The School - Chicago - $78,675

5. Paul Mitchell Dallas - $76,004

6. Paul Mitchell The School Michigan - $70,650

7. Paul Mitchell the School North Haven - $65,100

8. Paul Mitchell The School - Cincinnati - $62,432

9. Paul Mitchell The School St. George - $59,013

10. Paul Mitchell The School San Diego - 56,321

The charities supporting the efforts and receiving support include:

  • Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, represented by Donny and Marie Osmond
  • Morris Animal Foundation, represented by Betty White
  • Fran Drescher’s Cancer Schmancer Foundation
  • Magic Johnson Foundation, represented by Earvin “Magic” Johnson
  • Gary Sinise Foundation, represented by Gary Sinise
  • American Humane Association, represented by Megyn Price
  • No Limits, represented by comedian/motivational speaker Kathy Buckley
  • Food 4 Africa, represented by John Paul DeJoria
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of America
  • Habitat for Humanity Haiti, in honor of Vidal Sassoon
  • Andrew Gomez Dream Foundation, the schools’ own nonprofit organization

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Anne Moratto’s well-rounded beauty career includes years in beauty public relations, beauty marketing, beauty manufacturing, and now, with MODERN SALON, in beauty publishing. The through-line has been an intense interest in all things beauty and a sincere appreciation for the skilled artists and entrepreneurs who make the industry so vital, compelling and creative. Anne, a native of Wisconsin, lives with her family in Los Angeles, CA, and is MODERN SALON’s West Coast Beauty and Special Markets Editor. She can be reached at


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