John Paul DeJoria received the Lifetime Humanitarian Award at the 39th Annual Honors Gala hosted by the T.J. Martell Foundation for Leukemia, Cancer and AIDS Research on October 21st, 2014 and will be receiving the Humanitarian Award at The Dream Foundation’s 2014 Celebration of Dreams Gala on November 8th, 2014.
The T.J. Martell Foundation honored John Paul as one of the world’s most celebrated business leaders focusing on his tremendous professional successes that stemmed from very humble beginnings. The foundation recognized the initial launch of Paul Mitchell as the jump-off, and how his successful ventures have lead him to other businesses including co-founding Patrón Spirits and his newest venture ROK Mobile.
The Dream Foundation will be honoring John Paul for the significant impact he has made through vital contributions to Dream Foundation programs, helping dream recipients and their families since 2002. “John Paul DeJoria is a caring and accomplished humanitarian who has helped bring peace, comfort, and closure to countless dream recipients and their loved ones through the fulfillment of final dreams,” says Dream Foundation Executive Director, Kisa Heyer. “A true humanitarian, he lives each day by his renowned philosophy that ‘success unshared is failure,’ and he has demonstrated this in the time and resources he’s invested in making the world a better place for our dreamers.”
Both organizations recognize and appreciate DeJoria’s generous support of numerous worldwide philanthropies, including Grow Appalachia, a non-profit organization that aims to empower the hunger-stricken people of Appalachia; Reforest’Action, an environmental organization that plants trees worldwide, in the areas where they’re needed most; Waterkeeper® Alliance, an environmental movement that is dedicated to protecting communities, ecosystems and waterways; and Bright Pink, the only national non-profit organization focusing on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women. His latest campaign #GIVINGISMYSTYLE supports many of his ongoing charity partners through an online initiative that encourages charitable giving via social media engagement.
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