Larry King/Jeffrey Fashion Cares Point Scholarship
Jeffrey Fashion Cares created the Larry King/Jeffrey Fashion Cares scholarship in the memory of Lawrence King, the Oxnard, California 15 year-old gay male murdered in February 2008 in a hate crime.
Jeffrey Fashion Cares is one of the nation's most unique annual events - supporting 4 organizations and raising millions of dollars - 90% of which goes directly to the non profits who impact LGBT and HIV issues. Jeffrey Fashion Cares’ mission is to support the LGBT community at every level through these charities: Lambda Legal, GMHC, Hetrick-Martin Institute, and Point Foundation. The support of Jeffrey Fashion Cares enables these groups to continue their important and often life saving work – from providing youth and education services, to legal and political support, to HIV awareness and medical services.
“Jeffrey Fashion Cares's involvement with the Point Foundation stemmed directly from the senseless murder of Lawrence King. The Lawrence King/Jeffrey Fashion Cares Point Scholarship was set up to ensure that this young man's memory and the crime would not be forgotten.” – Dan Rothmann, co-chair of Jeffrey Fashion Cares events.
“We hope that this scholarship raises awareness of the daily discrimination faced by our LGBT youths in our nation’s schools.” – Todd Sears, co-chair of Jeffrey Fashion Cares events.