A History of Magical Memories

2004   With 7 locations in operation, the Paul Mitchell School network raised $180,000 for the Andrew Gomez Dream Foundation, which donated on the network's behalf to Leeza Gibbons’ Alzheimer’s care centers (Leeza’s Place). 

2005  With roughly 30 schools, the Paul Mitchell School network raised $260,000 for the Andrew Gomez Dream Foundation, which donated on the network's behalf to Leeza’s Place. 

2006  Now at roughly 60 schools, participating Future Professionals raised $430,000 for the Andrew Gomez Dream Foundation, which donated on the network's behalf to Leeza’s Place. 

2007  With more than 70 schools, the Paul Mitchell School network raised $615,000 for the Andrew Gomez Dream Foundation, which donated on the network's behalf to Leeza’s Place and Habitat for Humanity.

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

2009  Participating Future Professionals raised $939,906 for the Andrew Gomez Dream Foundation, which donated on the Paul Mitchell School network's behalf to Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation, Larry King Cardiac Foundation, Food 4 Africa, Cancer Schmancer, City of Hope, and 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, participating Future Professionals raised a record-breaking $1.2 million for the Andrew Gomez Dream Foundation, which donated on the Paul Mitchell School network's behalf to 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, which donated on the Paul Mitchell School network's behalf to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Morris Animal Foundation, Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation, Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, Food 4 Africa, and Cancer Schmancer. Top FUNraiser 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, the Paul Mitchell School network raised an astonishing $2.5 million - 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 Paul Mitchell School network raised over $2.6 million, 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 charity, bringing their grand total to $13.3 million. Co-hosted by Fran Drescher and Winn Claybaugh, the 2014 Gala featured Magic Johnson, Marie Osmond, Danny Trejo, 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 charity 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 Paul Mitchell School network raised $1.5 million for charity. 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, the Paul Mitchell School network raised $1.5 million for charity 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).

2018  Taking the 15-year total to more than $20 million, the Paul Mitchell School network raised $1.5 million and returned to the Beverly Hilton for this year's Gala. Co-hosts Winn Claybaugh and tWitch were joined by celebrity partners Dean and Jeanne Braa Foster, Angus Mitchell, Kathy Buckley, Marie Osmond, Gary Sinise, John Paul DeJoria, Fran Drescher, Leeza Gibbons, Angelica Hale, Miss America 2018 Cara Mund, Seth Maxwell, and Garrett Clayton.

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2019  With the addition of $1.4 million, the Paul Mitchell School network brought their grand total to over $21 million this year. The 2019 Gala featured co-hosts Leeza Gibbons and Winn Claybaugh; special guests Joe Mantegna, Kathy Buckley, Seth Maxwell, Steven R. McQueen, Eden Sassoon, Dr. Daniel Amen, Angus Mitchell, and John Paul DeJoria, plus entertainment by Mary Wilson of the Supremes and America’s Got Talent finalist Brian King Joseph.  

2020  This year’s campaign started in February but came to a screeching halt at the midpoint when the coronavirus pandemic struck and quarantine began. After only five weeks and thousands of creative FUNraising events, the Paul Mitchell School network raised over $852,000 to benefit local and national charities, bringing their 17-year total to over $22 million.

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2021  The Beverly Hilton’s International Ballroom was filled to socially distanced capacity as the Paul Mitchell School network celebrated the results of their 18th annual FUNraising campaign and 20-year anniversary. This year's campaign raised over $1.3 million, bringing the 18-year total to more than $23 million. Hosted by Winn Claybaugh, Marie Osmond, and Leeza Gibbons, the Gala featured special guests Cedric King, Kathy Buckley, John Paul DeJoria, and Seth Maxwell, with entertainment by Broadway star Megan Hilty and CMN Hospital Ambassador Ava Paige.

 

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