By Paulo Murillo
Point Foundation held their annual Voices on Point concert in Century City on Saturday, September 13, to benefit Point Foundation–the nation’s largest scholarship organization for LGBTQ students of merit.
This year, Point Foundation honored songwriter Diane Warren with their Leadership Award for her support of the LGBTQ community and her professional achievements in the music industry. Warren is a six-time Academy Award nominee with five Golden Globes, 12 Grammys and her songs have been featured in over 100 motion pictures. Her career also includes numerous collaborations with top LGBTQ artists and allies of the LGBTQ community.
Celebrities from TV, film, music and sports braved the Los Angeles heat to attend “Voices on Point” at the Century City Hyatt Regency in support of the education of promising LGBTQ students. They joined Point Foundation Executive Director & CEO Jorge Valencia on the red carpet. Celebrities included A.J. McLean of Backstreet Boys, Judith Light, Heather McDonald, Heather Dubrow, George Takei, Dan Bucatinsky, Alexis Arquette, openly out basketball player Jason Collins and honoree Diane Warren, to name a few. Vanessa Hudgens (of High School Musical), Joey Mcintyre (of New Kids on the Block) Sam Harris, and David Foster selected songs from Diane Warren’s catalog and performed them on stage. Point Foundation alumni and scholars were also on hand to share their stories.
Point Foundation empowers promising LGBTQ students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential to make a significant impact on society, despite the hardship and obstacles they face for being LGBTQ. Point promotes change through scholarship funding, mentorship, leadership development, and community service training.
For more information on Point Foundation, or to make a donation, visit pointfoundation.org.