The California Wildlife Center (CWC) will pay tribute this month to John Paul DeJoria, chief executive officer, John Paul Mitchell Systems. Mr. DeJoria will be honored at the CWC’s annual Wild Hearts gala and auction on Nov. 16 with the organization’s first annual California Wildlife Free Spirit awards. Mr. DeJoria has donated thousands of dollars to the CWC on behalf of John Paul Mitchell Systems and hairdressers everywhere, event organizers said.
The CWC’s mission includes providing wildlife rescue and rehabilitation services to injured, sick and orphaned wildlife native to the Santa Monica Mountains region.
“Mr. DeJoria’s combination of individual charity and corporate commitment is admirable, and we want the community to know that it has not gone unnoticed,” said Darlene Snow, board member. “We have wanted to publicly praise Mr. DeJoria’s philanthropy for some time.”