Point Foundation Co-Founders Resign

Apr 18, 2014, 12:05 ET from Point Foundation

LOS ANGELES, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Point Foundation today announced that founders and board members Bruce C. Lindstrom and Carl T. Strickland have resigned.  Due to the breadth and diversity of the Foundation's board, no replacements have been named.

"It has been a pleasure to work with Bruce and Carl, and I am proud of what we have accomplished together in pursuit of providing access to higher education for LGBTQ students of merit," said Jorge Valencia, executive director and chief executive officer of Point Foundation.  "On behalf of the many lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer students who have been empowered by Point Foundation, I would like to thank Bruce and Carl for their many contributions to the Foundation."

From its first class of eight scholars in 2002, Point Foundation has enabled more than 250 scholars to study at some of the country's finest institutions in a wide range of academic fields.  Today, the organization is thriving, making a significant impact on society by providing deserving LGBTQ students opportunities for higher education.

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.  Since 2001, Point has invested more than $15 million in the education and support of Point Scholars.  The Foundation promotes change through scholarship funding, mentorship, leadership development and community service training. www.pointfoundation.org | facebook/pointfoundation | twitter/pointfoundation

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