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Press Release, July 16, 2012

COUNTDOWN BEGINS TO “VOICES ON POINT”



Concert & Dinner to Benefit LGBTQ Students

September 15, 2012 at Los Angeles’ The Wiltern Theatre

LOS ANGELES, July 26, 2012‐ Voices of top recording artists raised in song and stories shared by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) students, will make for a powerful and jubilant evening at the September 15 “Voices On Point” concert and dinner. Soul singer, songwriter and musician Robin Thicke is a featured performer at the event to benefit Point Foundation (Point): the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for LGBTQ students of merit.  Musician Pete Wentz is the guest DJ for the evening.
Jorge Valencia, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Point Foundation said, “Voices On Point is a new level of fun and entertainment in an evening to benefit Point. We want to bring people together to celebrate the community that makes it possible for Point Scholars to pursue their dreams of higher education and become leaders in society. The event co-chairs, Jeff Olde and Jim Murphy, are helping us put together a bash at The Wiltern that will resonate with joy and knockout performances by terrific musical artists.”   
 
Some of Point’s 76 current scholars, as well as alumni, will be part of the Voices On Point program, sharing their compelling stories of perseverance and success with the audience.
 
Individual tickets to the pre-show reception (6:30 p.m.), dinner and concert (7:30p.m.) are on sale now and begin at $500. Ticket packages begin at $3,000. Purchase them at www.pointfoundation.org/vop. Some concert-only balcony seats will go on sale closer to the event date. The Wiltern is located at 3790 Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles. 

Current sponsors for Voices On Point: Audi, Clear Channel, 42 Below, PWC, "Dexter" the TV series, and Wells Fargo. Media sponsors include Frontiers Magazine, HOT92.3, 104.3MYfm, and The AdvocateInformation on sponsor opportunities is available online (PDF).

Benefit Chairs: Jim Murphy & Jeff Olde. Host Committee: David Azulay & André Caraco, Kevin Chase†, Brian Dent*, Edward Hodge, Nicole Janowicz, Eric Johnson,James Patton*, Jeffrey Polacheck, Eric Swartz.   † Point Foundation Regent * Point Foundation Trustee

About Point Foundation: 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. 
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