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Louis A. Gary

Board of Directors Member Louis GaryLouis A. Gary is a Financial Advisor at Ameriprise Financial. Obtaining his B.B.A. in business management and accounting from Mississippi State University in 1982, the same year met his life partner of now 30+ years. Together they relocated to Atlanta to seek greater acceptance and opportunity in 1990.  

With a career initially founded in property & casualty accounting operations, Louis has worked for Allstate and Safeco Insurance Companies. In 1996, he and a group of entrepreneurial investors and business developers created one of the first financial services internet portals, bringing discounted auto/home insurance and other voluntary benefits to employees of large corporations; where most first had access to internet technology at their work.

Louis was recognized by the Atlanta Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce in 2009 as member of the year for his support in coordinating and hosting a network of LGBTQ Business Builder Luncheons around the Atlanta Metro. He has served on the founding board of the Out & Equal Atlanta affiliate, a workplace advocacy organization, the board of the Atlanta Prime Timers, an elder gay men’s social group, and is an advocate and volunteer for Atlanta’s Lost & Found Youth program for homeless LGBTQ youth.

Louis has always dreamed of funding an LGBTQ scholarship program at his alma mater. Having discovered Point Foundation, his mission is to increase Cornerstone memberships and Point Scholars from the Southeast.                   

Point offers mentorship, leadership development and community service training to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) students.

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