On the evening of Thursday March 31, 2016, Beyond Beauty hosted their annual dinner benefiting the James E. Marshall OCD Foundation in Manhattan. Honoree Jill Scalamandre accepted an award for spearheading The Hope and Grace Initiative by Coty Philosophy. During her acceptance speech, Scalamandre’s contribution became somewhat of a legacy as she said, “As of last week, I left Philosophy.” Scalamandre did not disclose why she had left the brand; however, according to BFF sources she is heading to Shiseido.
Other highlights of the evening included a speech from co-honoree Connie Anne Phillips, publisher and chief revenue officer of Glamour and Self magazines, as well as speeches made by two young people who were both diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorders.
The annual dinner raised $200,000 for the James E. Marshall OCD Foundation, which is named after the son of Linda Marshall, president of Elysee Scientfic Cosmetics in Madison, Wisconsin. The organization was founded in 2003 after Marshall succumbed to the effects of the disease.Ms. Marshall told the crowd, “We are the first organization to fund genetic OCD research. Because of you, we have made my son’s last words a reality. His last words were, ‘Mom, I want to make a difference.” And that’s exactly what everyone involved in the event has done.
For more information about The James E. Marshall OCD Foundation, please visit: cureocd.org/beyond-beauty