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Celebrities and over 400 guests joined us for an inspiring evening at The Plaza on April 8 for Point Honors New York. At the gala, Olympic Medalist Gus Kenworthy was presented with the Point Leadership Award and the Point Horizon Award was presented to actress and artist Alia Shawkat. Comedian and writer Gabe Gonzalez hosted the festive evening and musician and YouTube sensation Todrick Hall closed the night with a set of uplifting songs.

Read media coverage of the event

Take in all the social media buzz generated by #PointHonors


Enjoy a gallery of photos on Facebook
as well as a playlist of videos from Point Honors
Gallery of photos on Facebook link
Short video of NLC highlights link

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Remembering Casey Hoke

Point Scholar Valerie Weisler has been selected as a 2019 Truman Scholar. Created by congress as a living memorial to President Harry S. Truman, this incredibly prestigious scholarship is awarded to one college Junior from each state every year. Students are chosen based on their record of leadership, public service, and academic achievement. Notable past recipients of this honor include Janet Napolitano, Bill de Blasio, George Stephanopoulos, and Stacey Abrams. Congrats, Val!

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Point Foundation collaborated with Pride Socks and Honorary Board member Jason Collins to celebrate the six year anniversary of his coming out as the only openly gay player in the NBA. For every pair of Stand Tall Socks purchased, $5 will be donated to Point Foundation. Currently available on the Pride Socks website.

We are also thrilled to work with Trina Turk and Mr. Turk in honor of Pride month! When you purchase our exclusive Pride shirt either online or in stores, 20% of sales will benefit Point in support of our scholarship recipients around the country. You can also mark your calendars for a number of in-store events we will be hosting at Trina Turk locations in Palm Springs, New York, and Los Angeles throughout the month of June.

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It is common for trailblazers and leaders to struggle with impostor syndrome and our Point Scholars are no exception. In this inspiring essay, Herb Hamsher Point Scholar Nia Clark discusses overcoming this obstacle by prioritizing self-care and embracing a spectrum of formative experiences. Click here to read Nia’s post and be sure to subscribe at the bottom of the page to receive emails when there is a new post written by a Point Scholar!

Take Note column
Save the Date

This February, Point’s Regional Leadership Forums brought Point Scholars together to talk about professional and personal wellness. Thank you to the alumni who helped facilitate this year’s Regional Leadership Forums in 6 cities throughout the country! 

Ryan Miller, Atlanta

Johannes Wilson, Chicago

Jake Rostovsky, Los Angeles

Maggie Keenan-Bolger, New York

Kyle Rapiñan and
Ibrahim Vicks
, Philadelphia

Jennifer Wohlner and
Brit Ouchida
, San Francisco


May 21 

Washington, D.C. Cornerstone Reception 

May 23 

Chicago Cornerstone Reception 

May 23 

San Francisco Cornerstone Reception

June 1
Palm Springs Trina Turk In-Store Event

June 5
New York Trina Turk In-Store Event

June 27
Los Angeles Trina Turk In-Store Event

For more information visit 
Point Foundation logo link


Point Foundation empowers promising LGBTQ students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential — despite the obstacles often put before them — to make a significant impact on society.

Point promotes change through education, mentorship, leadership development and community service training, and provides its scholars with the financial ability to attend the nation's foremost institutes of higher education.

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