Patti Gets Mentored by Cumar

January is National Mentoring Month and mentoring is the heart and soul over at Cumar Marble and Granite in Everett Massachusetts! Team Cumar adopted our co-founder Grammy Award Winner Patti Austin as their mentee a few years ago and we wanted to share this picture with you today. The collaboration with Patti , Cumar and Over My Shoulder Foundation has provided many opportunities to inspire the design industry to beef up their mentoring efforts. Here are a few things we have done to nourish this important MENTOR-CENTRIC conversation- We can design the next generation; You can design the next you: Together we can design healthy productive people by committing to a mentor-centric lifestyle! Look over your shoulder and become the key to someone’s success- Dawn Carroll

Links:

The Give and Take of Mentoring in the World of Luxury Homes

Thank Your Mentor Day at Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Video

Neiman Marcus Home for the Holidays Mentor-Fest

Alex and Ani- Boston Design Week

Leslie Fine & Poggenpohl

 

On Friday evening, September 5, Over My Shoulder Foundation Executive Director Dawn Carroll was thrilled to present Boston design legend Yolanda Cellucci with the second annual “Designing the Next Generation Award” during a VIP reception at the Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation.

The “Designing the Next Generation Award” spotlights the importance of mentoring across generations and cultural barriers—not only to the field of design, where it is vital, but also to the work of creating a better society. Founded by OMSF in 2013, in partnership with the Cumar Marble and Granite, the award’s inaugural recipient was Governor Michael Dukakis.

For more than four decades, Yolanda Cellucci has worked tirelessly to translate movie-star glamour from the runway and the red carpet to the streets of America. In that time, she has mentored more than her share of young women and men: fashion designers, interior designers, and local media fixtures—as well as a familiar face.

“Like so many young women, I launched my career at her store,” explains Dawn Carroll. “She ignited confidence in me that women could be powerful business leaders, glamorous wives, and nurturing mothers. Yolanda was a wonderful mentor.”

Friday night also marked the opening of “Yolanda: Innovative Fashion Icon; 50 Years of High Heels, Headpieces, and Haute Couture” an exhibit of high-fashion gowns that features an all-star lineup of twentieth century designers. Curated by Cellucci herself, the exhibit includes several items from her private collection.

Here are just a few scenes from the event, courtesy of photographer Jim Canole:

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