Nigel Barker and The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. to be Honored by Point
April 15 Point Honors Gala Features Celebrities, Champions of the LGBTQ
Community & Recipients of Prestigious Scholarship
NEW YORK, April 3, 2013
NEW YORK, April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Point Foundation (Point), the nation's
largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual,
transgender and queer (LGBTQ) students of merit, will honor Nigel Barker and
The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. on Monday, April 15. The Point Honors event
will be held at New York's Pier Sixty starting at 6:30 p.m. Tickets begin at
David Burtka will host the evening. Celebrity guests include Judith Light,
David Mixner, Thomas Roberts, Margot Bingham, Cara Buono, Tamsen Fadal and
Alani (La La) Anthony. Performances by Andy Kelso and Timothy Ware of
Broadway's Kinky Boots will be part of the evening of cocktails and dinner,
which also features current Point Scholars and Point Alumni.
"Building a more inclusive and equitable society comes by finding common bonds
with allies, and Nigel Barker is a courageous straight ally of the LGBTQ
community," said Jorge Valencia, Executive Director and CEO of Point
Foundation."In all of Nigel's philanthropic efforts – combating HIV/AIDS,
focusing on the people of Haiti or saving wildlife – he brings attention to
people fighting for empowerment. Currently Nigel is focusing his lens on a key
figure in LGBTQ rights advocacy and a great friend of Point: David Mixner. We
are honored both men will be at our New York Point Honors event."
Point Foundation is also honored to recognize and celebrate The Estee Lauder
Companies Inc. at its New York event [press release].
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 higher educational institutions. www.pointfoundation.org |
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Presenting Sponsors: Audi, Wells Fargo
American Airlines, The Estee Lauder Companies,Johnson & Johnson,
Principal Sponsors: Goldman Sachs, HBO, Mitch Draizin & Philippe
Brugere-Trelat, Time Warner Inc.
Friends of Point: 42Below Vodka, Hilton Worldwide Media Sponsors:
Gay City News, LogoTV
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