Pivot Point International and Beauty Changes Lives Announce Endowment Fund

Left to right: Lynelle Lynch, president of the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation, Robert Passage, chairman and CEO of Pivot Point International, and Melanie Kopeikin, president of Pivot Point InternationalPivot Point International, provider of hair, tools, and beauty educational solutions, and the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation, an organization created by the American Association of Cosmetology Schools to build awareness of career opportunities available in the beauty, wellness, and massage therapy industries, announced the establishment of the Leo Passage Endowment Fund to benefit competition, scholarships, and lifelong learning among students and professionals. The fund, established by the Passage family, honors Leo Passage, founder of Pivot Point, who passed away in 2011. It will be endowed with a $1,000,000 donation from the Passage family, and implemented through the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation. “My father believed wholeheartedly in providing hair, beauty, and wellness professionals a thorough and complete education in their craft, as well as how to be successful,” says Robert Passage, chairman and CEO of Pivot Point. “Lifelong learning, and the value of competition among hairdressers were also pillars of his philosophy in developing Pivot Point. It gives my mother, Lenie, and me, along with our entire family, immense pleasure that we are able to continue to support his beliefs through the establishment of the Leo Passage Endowment Fund.” In addition to the creation of the fund, Robert Passage and Lynelle Lynch, president of the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation, unveiled that the 2015 Legacy Award event will be held in honor of Leo Passage, during America’s Beauty show on March 21, 2015 in Chicago. “Leo Passage was more than an esteemed icon—he was a true visionary,” says Lynch. “His generosity and passion for professional excellence, competitions and lifelong learning will live on, and provide opportunities for a new generation of hair, beauty and wellness visionaries. The Beauty Changes Lives Foundation is humbled and honored to receive this Endowment Fund. We all look forward to honoring his memory even further at our Legacy Award event in Chicago next March.”

For more information on the Leo Passage Endowment Fund, visit www.pivot-point.com. For more on the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation, visit www.beautychangeslives.org.


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