Photo Coverage: Close, Glover, Ripa & More Celebrate LGBT Leaders with Point Foundation in New York City
Last night, April 4, The Point Foundation, celebrating LGBT leaders, hosted a benefit last night in New York City, co-hosted by Kelly Ripa and Sam Champion. Participants in the event included performers Montego Glover (Memphis), Kerry Butler (Catch Me If You Can) and Rob Thomas (Matchbox Twenty), Ellen Barkin, Iman, Isaac Mizrahi, John Benjamin Hickey (The C Word), Thomas Roberts (MSNBC) and Marsha Thomason (White Collar). Bravo's Andy Cohen was honored with the Point Courage Prize during the eveninG. Johnson & Johnson was awarded the Point Inspiration Award and Margarethe Cammermeyer was evening's Point Legend recipient. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the event and brings you photo coverage below.
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. Point Foundation seeks the partnership of philanthropic individuals, corporations and foundations to supply financial support, professional guidance and a network of contacts for undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students who are underprivileged and/or have been socially marginalized - principally by reason of sexual orientation, gender expression or gender identity.
Point also attempts to identify students who have exceptional financial needs that would require personal assistance for personal success. Point believes that these individuals would benefit from a support system that facilitates their preparation for the future to help ensure a lifetime of effectual leadership and exceptional productivity.
For more information, visit http://www.pointfoundation.org.
Photo Credit: Linda Lenzi
Point Foundation Executive Director & CEO Jorge Valencia
Co-Host Kelly Ripa
Co-Host Sam Champion
Point Legend Award Honoree Col. Margarethe "Grethe" Cammermeyer and Diane Divelbess
Col. Margarethe "Grethe" Cammermeyer, Jorge Valencia and Diane Divelbess
Point Inspiration Award Honoree Johnson & Johnson representatives and Jorge Valencia
Valerie Smaldone "The Voice"
Jorge Valencia and Herb Hamsher
Jorge Valencia and Marsha Thomas
Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice
Joni Rim, Jorge Valencia and Shelley Freeman
Jorge Valencia and 2011 Point Scholar Katie Miller
Jorge Valencia and Katie Miller
Iman and Jorge Valencia
Iman and Jorge Valencia
Iman and Isaac Mizrahi
Glenn Close and Col. Margarethe "Grethe" Cammermeyer
Glenn Close, Katie Miller and Col. Margarethe "Grethe" Cammermeyer