Mary Kay Independent Sales Force Fundraising Outpaces Previous Year

06-16-2017 9:00 AM


Heartfelt gratitude and kudos for your generous fundraising for causes close to Mary Kay Ash’s heart — eliminating cancers that affect women and ending domestic abuse.

With immeasurable caring, creativity and passion, the Mary Kay independent sales force supported vital programs of The Mary Kay Foundation℠. Phenomenal individual and collective efforts raised $285,748 during 2016 — a 4% increase over 2015!

You proved again the awe-inspiring power of commitment with your dedicated actions. Here are 2016 highlights:

  •    Auctions – Game nights, silent and paddle auctions — goodies galore as the gavel sounds!
    • 13 auctions raised $10,557
    • Top Fundraiser: 11th Annual Tea Cup Auction - Cape Coral, Fla.
  •    Fashion Shows – Purposefully stylish!
    • 13 fashion shows raised $17,828
    • Top Fundraiser: Fashions for a Purpose - Nipomo, Calif.
  •    Sales Force Events – Teaming up at jumpstarts, meetings, retreats, spa days and more!
    • 187 independent sales force events raised $153,798
    • Top Fundraiser: Madson Fall Retreat - Madison, Wis.
  •    Sports Events – Getting physical for philanthropy with MK5K® fun runs and walks, bowling, golf, horseback riding, self-defense, yoga and zumba!
    • 38 Sports events raised $55,692
    • Top Fundraiser: MK5K® Run/Walk - Corona, Calif.
  •    Team Sporting Events – Revving it up in the ballparks, courts and fields!
    • 10 Team sporting events raised $19,249
    • Top Fundraiser: Pink in the Park® - Sacramento, Calif.
  •    Miscellaneous Functions – Women relish helping women through game nights, dinner theaters, guest speakers, holiday open houses, plant sharing, Spa-lidays and tea parties!
    • 63 Miscellaneous events raised $28,624
    • Top Fundraiser: 11th Annual Ladies Tea - Lancaster, Pa.

Thank you for all you do! You continue to make a real and substantial difference in the lives of women and children. Your dedication means so much and shapes the future!

Diane Montgomery is a contributing editor for The Mary Kay Foundation℠. She's passionate about supporting The Foundation's mission of ending cancers that affect women and domestic abuse. The women and men of The Mary Kay independent sales force continuously amaze and inspire her! Contact her at: