Press Release Archive


Press Releases: 2014



Scholarship Program Makes College Possible for LGBTQ Students


Celebrities Honor Accomplishments of LGBTQ Students and Diane Warren at 2014 Voices On Point Gala
: Vanessa Hudgens, Joey McIntyre, George Takei, David Foster and others took the stage to celebrate recipients of a prestigious scholarship and honor Grammy® and Golden Globe® award winning songwriter Diane Warren with the Point Leadership Award

Diane Warren to be Honored by Point Foundation: Prolific Songwriter To Receive Award at “Voices On Point” Concert and Dinner, September 13 at Los Angeles’ Hyatt Regency Century Plaza

Recipients of Prestigious LGBTQ Scholarship Convene in Boston for Point Foundation's Scholar & Alumni Leadership Conference: NBA’s Jason Collins to Receive Leadership Award at Conference

Internship Connects the Generations in the LGBTQ Community: Point Foundation's Internship Program Receives Support from The Palette Fund

Point Foundation Announces Higher Education Scholarships: Largest LGBTQ Scholarship Organization Will Help 80 Full-time Students

Advocates for Higher Education take to Social Media for Inaugural "educate2impact day"

Celebrate "educate2impact day" on May 21
: Event will empower the LGBTQ community by promoting equal access to education

Jason Collins to be Honored by Point Foundation
: Openly Gay NBA Player Will Receive Award at Point Leadership Dinner in Boston on July 25

Celebrity-Studded Night Benefits Higher Education
: Lena Dunham and Dr. Neal Baer receive awards from Point Foundation

Launch of National LGBT Scholarship Database: partnership of Campus Pride and Point Foundation

Lena Dunham to be Honored by Point Foundation: "Girls" Creator and Star Will Receive Award at Point Honors New York on April 7

TV Producer Neal Baer to be Honored by Point Foundation: Actress Mariska Hargitay will Present Award to Baer at Point Honors New York April 7


Press Releases: 2013





LGBTQ Students Facing Tuition Challenges Look to Scholarship Program
: Point Foundation, the Largest LGBTQ Scholarship Provider Accepting Applications as of Nov. 1

Celebrities Praise Accomplishments of LGBTQ Students at 2013 Voices On Point Gala

Celebrity "Voices On Point" in Support of LGBTQ Students: Concert & Dinner Benefiting Point Foundation Scholarships

Point Foundation Leadership Conference Builds Social Capital for LGBTQ Students
: Recipients of Prestigious Scholarship Gather in Washington, D.C

Point Foundation Announces 2013 Scholar Class
: Higher Education Scholarship Awarded to 26 LGBTQ Students

Scholarship Recipients Look Forward to Summer of Giving Back to LGBTQ Community
: The Palette Fund Supports Point Foundation's Summer Internship Program

Point Foundation Gala Champions LGBTQ Education & Leadership
: Nigel Barker and The Estee Lauder Companies Honored at Event for Prestigious National Scholarship

Nigel Barker and The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. to be Honored by Point Foundation
:  April 15 Point Honors Gala Features Celebrities, Champions of the LGBTQ Community & Recipients of Prestigious Scholarship

Point Foundation Honors the Estee Lauder Companies Inc. for Support of The LGBTQ Community
:  Point Inspiration Award presentation on April 15 at Point Honors New York Gala 

Press Releases: 2012



Point Foundation Scholarship Application Opens November 1, 2012: Foundation helps LGBTQ students attain higher education degrees

New England Scholars on Point - Allies Rooting for My Success
: Nation's largest scholarship-granting organization for LGBTQ students celebrate in Boston

Celebrity Voices In Support of LGBTQ Youth at Point Foundation Event
: Robin Thicke, Mark Ballas, Queen Latifah and Other Stars Joined Host Hal Sparks for "Voices On Point" Concert & Gala in Los Angeles

Countdown Begins to "Voices On Point"
: Concert & Dinner to benefit LGBTQ Students

LGBTQ Scholarship Recipients Gather in Washington, DC
: Point Foundation Leadership Conference Builds Students' Social Capital

Point Foundation Announces 2012 Scholar Class
: 29 New Scholarships Awarded to Diverse Group of LGBTQ Students

Point Foundation Development Team Advances: Scholarship-granting Organization Increases Capacity for Donor Cultivation 

Scholarship Recipients Give Back to LGBT Community: The Palette Fund Supports Point Foundation's Summer Internship Program

$2 Million For LGBT Higher Education Scholarships: New Funding Announced and Raised at Point Foundation 2012 Point Honors New York Gala

Edward Albee to be Honored by Point Foundation: Will receive the Point Foundation Legend Award at event in NYC on April 16, 2012

Focus Features to be Honored by Point Foundation: Will be accorded the Point Inspiration Award on April 16, 2012 in NYC for Inclusion of LGBT Community in its Award-Winning Films.

Press Releases: 2011


 

Point Foundation Opens 2012 Scholarship Application Season: Helping LGBT Students Attain Higher Education Degrees, Plus Mentoring & Leadership Training

Point Foundation Raises Funds for Scholars at Point's Annual Gala in NYC Last Night: Bravo’s Andy Cohen, Margarethe Cammermeyer and Johnson & Johnson Honored

Point Foundation Creates Scholarship in Memory of Tyler Clementi: Announcement Highlights Need for Continued Support from Families, Communities & Government

Bravo's Andy Cohen, Margarethe Cammermeyer and Johnson & Johnson To Be Honored By Point Foundation: Kelly Ripa to co-host Point’s Annual Gala in NYC

Press Releases: 2010



Point Foundation Opens 2011 Application Season & Announces New Named Scholarships
: Toyota Financial Services, Darden Restaurants and George Benes M.D. & Michael Mallee EdD offer new Named Scholarships

Point Foundation Reports Impactful Results in Piloting LGBT Nonprofit Internship Program: Internship Pilot Program Proves Successful in Benefiting The LGBT Community

Point Foundation Surpasses Its Previous Los Angeles Fundraising Event Records: Actors Alan Cumming & Brittany Snow and Car-Maker Audi Honored

Actor Alan Cumming, Audi & Actress Brittany Snow To Be Honored by Point Foundation: Point Foundation’s 4th Annual Gala in Los Angeles Takes Place at Raleigh Studios

Actress Brittany Snow to Receive Inaugural Point Horizon Award: Point Foundation’s Fourth Annual Gala in Los Angeles Takes Place at Raleigh Studios

Point Foundation Announces 2010 Scholar Class: National Organization Awards 25 New Scholarships to its Most Diverse Group Yet; All Finalists Receive Honorarium

Point Foundation Surpasses its Previous Fundraising Event Records: Activist, DAVID MIXNER, Actress JANE KRAKOWSKI & CITI Honored at Point’s Annual Gala in NYC

Actress Jane Krakowski, Citi & David Mixner to be Honored by Point Foundation: Kelly Ripa and Andy Cohen co-host Point’s Annual Gala in NYC

David Mixner To Be Honored By Point Foundation: Point Legend Award to be Presented at Annual NY Point Honors Gala

Selected Press Releases: 2009 and earlier



Point Foundation Opens 2010 Application Season and Announces New Named Scholarships

Point Foundation Announces Recipient of Courage, Inspiration and Legend Awards: "Ugly Betty" Creator Silvio Horta to Receive Point Courage Award, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP to Receive Point Inspiration Award and "West Side Story" Director Arthur Laurents Receives Inaugural Point Legend Award at Organization’s Annual New York Benefit

Kristin Chenoweth & Wells Fargo Honored at Point Foundation's Los Angeles Benefit: Organization Surpasses Fundraising Goal by Raising More Than $300,000 at Third Annual Los Angeles Gala

Point Foundation Announces Recipients of Courage and Inspiration Awards: Kristin Chenoweth to Receive Point Courage Award and Wells Fargo to Receive Point Inspiration Award at Organization’s Annual Los Angeles Benefit

Sex and the City Ladies Reunite at Point Foundation’s NY Benefit Honoring Cynthia Nixon and Time Warner Inc.: Organization’s Fundraiser Raises More Than $350,000 – A Record Amount at First Annual New York Gala

Point Foundation Announces Receipt of Major Award From the Motorola Foundation: Award announced at Point Foundation Chicago Cornerstone benefit


Point Foundation Raises Record Amount at Second Annual Los Angeles Gala:
Organization’s Fundraiser Honoring Adam Shankman and ABC Television Network Raises More Than $270,000 — 11/08/07

Point Foundation Announces Named Scholarship Recipients. New Named Scholarships Honor Individuals, Including Norman Blachford, Kevin Hummer, Jonthan Lewis, and Casey Sakir. Corporate Sponsors Include Time-Warner, HBO and mtvU— 6/12/07

Point Foundation Announces Major Expansion and Staff Additions for 2007 Nation's Largest LGBT Scholarship Foundation Transfers Base of Operations to Los Angeles, Jorge Valencia to Assume Leadership as Executive Director — 1/2/07

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