Wowza. Maybe we should go back to school!
Point Foundation, the nation’s largest merit-based scholarship organization for LGBT students, raised $2 million on Monday at their Point Honors New York gala.
More after the jump!
Wells Fargo & Company announced the company's commitment of $1.5 million to fund 10 Wells Fargo Point Scholarships and related programming.
The evening celebrated two honorees: playwright Edward Albee, who received the Point Legend Award, which is “accorded to an individual who has achieved greatness in their professional career and unapologetically supported the LGBT community,” and Focus Features, who received the Point Inspiration Award, which is “given to a company or organization that champions respect and inclusion of the LGBT community.”
For Brokeback Mountain alone, we say give it to Focus every year!
While receiving their award, Focus Features CEO James Schamus and President Andrew Karpen surprised the audience by announcing that Focus Features' parent company NBCUniversal, would provide $100,000 toward a four-year, NBCUniversal Point Scholarship.
Jorge Valencia, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Point Foundation, states: “The generosity of people tonight is just astounding - we've never had an honoree take the stage and make a commitment to fund a scholarship as Focus Features and NBCUniversal did. Wells Fargo's gift of $1.5 million announced this evening is the largest single donation ever made to Point by a corporation."
So basically we need to go back to school, only watch Focus Features’ films, and switch our banking over to Wells Fargo.
Got it. Done.