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Everyone Deserves Equal Access to Education


Point and Partners Launch educate2impact day – May 21 On May 21, Point and our community partners are thrilled to inaugurate “educate2impact day,” an opportunity to encourage students to finish school, whether high school or college, and get their degree. Education helps empower the LGBTQ community and reduces the social stigma and prejudice that LGBTQ individuals often experience. A highlight of educate2mpact day will be a Twitter chat with guests discussing ways to help students discover the many types

of financial assistance available to assist them in funding their higher education pursuits. To mark the day, supporters are encouraged to add the educate2impact day logo to their profile photo on social media sites such as Facebook via the easy to use toolkit available at There are also “selfie diplomas” you can print and post online to share words of encouragement to students. Follow our Twitter hashtag #educate2impact. Get updates on how you can help empower the LGBTQ community through education and participate in educate2impact day.

The Gang’s All Here! New York Regional Leadership Forum at NYU

For more on Regional Leadership Forums in other cities, see page 3.

Dear Friends, I often speak of the “Point family” —our scholars, alumni, mentors, members of our boards, trustees, staff, as well as our Cornerstone Society and Valedictorian Society members. It is a growing, robust family of people who care about Point’s mission and do what they can to help each other. Beyond our Point family are the partnerships and coalitions Point is involved with. Earlier this year we partnered with Campus Pride to launch an LGBT Scholarship Database to help make it easier for students to find LGBTQ scholarships and other financial assistance (see p3). In March, Point joined a coalition of LGBTQ and allied groups, brought together by People for the American Way, to advocate and advance two important pieces of federal legislation: the Safe Schools Improvement Act (SSIA, H.R. 1199 & S. 403) and the Student NonDiscrimination Act (SNDA, H.R. 1652 & S. 1088). On May 21 we will inaugurate “educate2impact day” (article, p1),

focusing attention on the importance of students finishing school and receiving their degrees. Point is inviting many of our LGBTQ and allied peer organizations to join us for educate2impact day and share resources and messages of support to empower LGBTQ young people. Our Point family is stronger because we actively participate in the larger LGBTQ and allied community. It is what we ask of our scholars with their community service projects, and it brings us great pride when we see Point Alumni go on to become leaders in their professions, get elected to public office and become involved in issues such as advancing the number of states with samesex marriage rights. Thank you to everyone who supports our Point family through your gifts and volunteer efforts. Together we are improving not just LGBTQ students’ lives, but society. Jorge Valencia

Executive Director & CEO

Jorge Valencia with Point Scholars Bryan Blaise and Michael McCutcheon at the Point Honors New York Kickoff.


Newest Members of the Point Family In the last few months we have been fortunate to welcome new additions to the Point family: New Members of our Board of Trustees: Jason Decker (Chicago) Aaron P. Leifer (San Francisco) Terry Longmore (South Florida) Eddie Santos (LA) Markus Thiel (South Florida) Alexia Ward (Chicago) Thank you for all you do for Point!

2014 Scholarship Applications Update

Point Chief of Staff Nanci Glogauer and Academic & Project Manager Jonathan Rosales

Point’s 2014 application period opened November 1, 2013, with a deadline to submit Part I of the application by January 21, 2014. The scholar selection process began with 83 Point directors, trustees, alumni, volunteers and staff reviewing more than 2,000 submitted scholarship applications. Each application is read and scored a minimum of two times. In March, the scholar selection process continued with a meeting in Chicago to further review semifinalist candidates. In late April, finalists will travel to San Francisco for in-person interviews with Point board members and staff. The 2014 Point Scholar Class will be announced in June of 2014.

Regional Leadership Forums Spring is Regional Leadership Forum (RLF) season for the Point family across the country. RLF cities include Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C. Scholars, alumni, mentors, board members, trustees and staff share a meal and enjoy presentations, discussions and catching up with all the exciting things going on in the lives of their fellow Point family members.

Los Angeles RLF at the The Williams Institute

Scholarship Database Launches in Partnership with Campus Pride Point Foundation has partnered with Campus Pride to launch the National LGBT Scholarship Database. The new online dynamic database is free and provides LGBTQ and ally students with the largest, most comprehensive source of LGBTQ scholarship and funding resources in the nation. Individuals can search for scholarships available at certain campuses, state by state, regionally or nationally. New scholarships may be listed by a campus or any funding organization by simply logging into the database. There are no charges to view scholarships or to list scholarships at the web site:



SHOOT Above Right: Point Board Member Kelli Smith-Bailey in Seattle with Cornerstone Society members and long-time Point supporters Alethia Mead, Julie Jablonski, and Shannon Bailie. Right: Boston Cornerstone Co-Chair Dan Stiffler, Point Scholars Cameron McGinn and Navidra Hardin, Cornerstone Co-Chair Jill Stauffer and Point Board of Directors Co-Chair Richard Ziegelasch. (Photo, Kara Kochalko)

Below Point Alumnus Steven Dry, Point Scholar Gregory Davis, and Morgan Tapp at the Atlanta Cornerstone reception. (Photo, Sher Pruitt).

Above: In January, Point held its first-ever Valedictorian Society event at the home of Joe McMillan in Manhattan. Point Alumnus and Trustee Diego Arango (center) helped organize the event. Left: Enjoying Point’s Valedictorian Society event at the L.A. home of Craig Greiwe are Izzy Rostovsky, his son Point Alumnus Jacob Rostovsky, Janssen Therapeutics Point Scholar Michael Haymer, and Mentoring & Alumni Program Director Darrin Wilstead.


Point Honors New York Kickoff Reception

Trustee Patrick O’Donnell with Owen Condon of US Trust

Alumna Erika Turner

The annual January kickoff reception in advance of April’s Point Honors New York (honoring Dr. Neal Baer and Lena Dunham) was held at the astonishing studio of artist Hunt Slonem. Nearly 100 guests enjoyed appetizers and cocktails at the kickoff, as well as hearing Alumna Erika Turner (photo left) share how Point Foundation has helped her even after graduating from college. Thank you to Mr. Slonem, Richard Ziegelasch, the Point Honors Honorary Co-Chairs and Host Committee, and liquor sponsor Grey Goose for making the kickoff a success.

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Point Honors New York 2014 at Dr. Neal Baer, Jorge Valencia and Lena Dunham

Congratulations Graduates! Congratulations to our Point Scholars who graduated at the end of 2013. Maggie Keenan-Bolger graduated with an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College. Jake Rostovsky graduated with a BS in Psychology from American Jewish University.



Point’s Scholar & Alumni blog at

NBA’s Jason Collins to be Honored at Leadership Conference The 2014 Scholar & Alumni Leadership Conference (SALC) will take place July 24-27, at the Revere Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. The SALC planning committee is excited about the opportunities that come with moving the conference to a new city. As well as looking forward to a full conference schedule, we are delighted to honor Jason Collins, the first openly gay player in the National Basketball Association, at the Point Leadership Dinner on July 25 in Boston. Congressman Joe Kennedy III will present the award to Collins at the dinner. Information about buying tickets to the Leadership Dinner will be posted soon at Thank you to the initial supporters of the Leadership Conference: Entrepreneurial Sponsor, Wells Fargo, and Friend of Point, Community Development @ Citi. Learn about sponsorship opportunities by emailing, or call (212) 512-5339.


Get a Jump on Gift Giving

Cornerstone Society Membership in the Cornerstone Society consists of a group of dedicated individuals who annually support the important work of Point Foundation with a minimum contribution of $500. Learn more about the benefits of becoming a Cornerstone Society member at The following list of donors reflects individual, non-event related contributions to Point’s Cornerstone Society in the last 12 months. If you would like to update the way your name is currently listed, please notify our development department at: or 866.33.POINT. $25,000+

Gary Hirshberg

Gary Booher

Bryan D. Hively

Chris Boyle

Ambassador James C. Hormel & Michael P. Nguyen

Louis A. Bradbury Douglas S. Bradley Brian Branton Stephen Brockman John Burger & Alan G. Levin Michael E. Byrd Sean Callaway Patty K. Cavey Brian A. Cesario Leigh Chavez Judge Tom Chiola (Ret.) & Drew Jemilo Timothy Collins Brian C. Cooper Philip K. Cordell Therese M. Cresanti - Daknis Scott H. Dean & Ron D. Calvert

Carter Horton & Jeffrey Thomas William A. Houlette John E. Huffman & Brian Langsted The Honorable Jack N. Jacobson Kevin R. Janes Patrick E. Janisse Steven John David K. Jordan Kenneth Joyce & Kilohana Domingo Eric Kaplan Edward H. Kaplan Alvin TJ Kho Dr. Bruce King Keith Kink

John M. DeCiccio

Scott & Janice McElhone

Erick Devine

Tim Kittleson & Michael C. Donaldson

Frank Morgan & Brent Feigenbaum

James N. McGegan & David Bowles

Joseph DiVito & Richard M. Froehlich

David W. Knapp

Chris Erickson & Joe Zoellers Shelley Freeman & Joni Rim

Michael Foley

Tamara A. Menke

Robert Di Vito & Brian Frasier

David Henry Jacobs, Jr.

Gabriel Graetz, Elizabeth Aralia & Nicholas Graetz

Travis Patton & Jeffrey Seese

Manuel Diaz

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Darren Doutt

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Dana C. Fischer

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Mauricio Leon

Robert J. Sigler

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Patrick O’Donnell & John Hudson

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Jonathan Metrick

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Melanie Mitchell

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Julian Hamer

Sherry L. Brec

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JP Schuerman

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Steven J. Paggioli

Theresa Sullivan Twiford

Frank S. Palen

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Kenn Plebanek & Albert Ellenich Jeff Pluth Claudia Pohtos

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Nicholas Quattrocchi

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Pamela Radin

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