Schedule of Events:
- Arrive in San Francisco
- Attend Point Foundation’s Fundraising Event
- Dinner at Hotel with Point Staff and Regents
- Interviews with Point Regents
- Interviews with Mentoring & Alumni Program Director, Darrin Wilstead
- Departure from San Francisco
If you have any questions about Point, please feel free to contact me at 866.33.Point.
Scholar Relations & Selections Program Director
Point's Mission and What It Accomplishes:
Point Foundation, established in 2001, was initially funded by a grant from the Bruce C. Lindstrom & Carl T. Strickland. Point has funded 141 Point Scholars since its inception. Today, the foundation has grown to 12 employees; additionally there is significant contribution by non-paid volunteers including 10 Directors, 31 National Regents, 13 Regional Trustees, 90 mentors and an incredible number of volunteers for our various organizational committees and fundraising events - a total in excess of 150 non-paid volunteers devoting their time and energy to Point. Point Foundation what it is today—the premier national LGBT non-profit organization designed to nurture the LGBT leaders of the next generation-- because of the generous support of others.
Point Foundation provides financial support, mentoring, leadership training and hope to meritorious students who are marginalized due to sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
By identifying and supporting these scholars, Point hopes to provide a greater level of acceptance, respect and tolerance within future generations for all persons, regardless of sexual orientation, gender expression or gender identity. We honor our scholars; their leadership, their acumen, their early involvement in LGBT causes, and their pledge to make the world a fairer and better place for all. The Point Foundation family proudly prepares for our future. We have all of the essential ingredients in place and hope that you will continue your support, or join us anew, as we nourish keen and caring minds and propel them into leadership positions in countless fields of scholarship, service and entrepreneurial endeavors.
Point's Scholarship Award Provides:
- Point’s program is more than just a scholarship. Point’s program offers Point Scholars with encouragement to foster academic excellence; mentoring services for academic, professional, and personal development.
- Point Foundation provides programs that affect social change by challenging attitudes that contribute to social stigma and its resulting prejudice, which is often experienced by those in the LGBT community.
- Point Foundation’s academic/program year begins in July with a Leadership Training where past and recently awarded scholars receive intensive training in leadership development, accountability, community service guidance, and advocacy and philanthropy to the LGBT community. Most importantly, Point Foundation instills a clear understanding of how these attributes all relate to the community’s history and development.
- Point Foundation matches each scholar with a mentor who is a successful professional in fields such as the arts, science, education, business, law, medicine and other humanities.
- Each Point Mentor oversees the design and completion of an annual community service leadership project that is required of each scholar. Throughout the year, Point Mentors and Scholars work collaboratively to set goals and objectives that build leadership skills through service.