Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Point Foundation benefit honors Nigel Barker and The Estée Lauder Companies: Empowers LGBTQ students with scholarship awards at Point Honors New York gala in New York City

“It’s a huge honor … Always extraordinary when anybody recognizes something that you have done … And quite frankly, sometimes you look back and you’re like well I really haven’t done anything yet; I’m just getting started … For me this is what life’s about …” ~~ Nigel Barker ,
reality TV show personality, host, photographer, author, spokesperson, filmmaker, and former model. Host of The Face on Oxygen and former judge and photographer on the reality show America's Next Top Model; as quoted on the red carpet at Point Honors New York gala at Pier Sixty, New York City, April 15, 2013

Photos above left and to the right: Cristen and Nigel Barker (Courage Award Honoree) on the red carpet during Point Honors New York Gala (4/15/2013).

Photo below, Point Foundation scholarship recipients and alumni on the red carpet at Point Foundation’s benefit Point Honors New York (4/15/2013)

The "see what you missed video" montage of the Point Honors New York “Nigel Barker and The Estée Lauder Companies honored at Point Foundation benefit” is here. Yeah!
“See what you missed” video montage produced from interviews by AllThingsDigitalMarketing.com. This video was produced using video, photos and audio recordings from interviews by Gloria Buono-Daly during the event. Maria Benevenga, Senior Design Specialist and Creative Extraordinaire created the video using Adobe FinalCut Pro software.

On Monday, April 15, 2013, celebrities, personalities and business leaders gathered for an evening of cocktails, dinner and entertainment during the tenth annual fundraiser “Point Honors New York” hosted by David Burtka, actor, chef, and entertainment news correspondent for E! News.

Celebrations included honoring winners of the LGBTQ Prestige Scholarships, Point Courage Award to celebrity photographer Nigel Barker and the Point Inspiration Award to prestige beauty leader The Estée Lauder Companies.

The event, held at Pier Sixty is right on Chelsea Piers in New York City and well known for it's unique waterfront ambience and spectacular views of the Hudson River. (Pier Sixty main entrance, see photo above right)

Celebrity attendees included Judith Light, Neil Patrick Harris, Ally Sheedy, Alani (LaLa) Anthony, Cara Buono, Margot Bingham, Tamsen Fadal, Nick Mathews and Noella Coursaris Musunka with featured performances by Andy Kelso and Timothy Ware of Broadway’s Kinky Boots.
Presenting Sponsors: Audi, Wells Fargo
Premier Sponsors: American Airlines, The Estée Lauder Companies, Johnson & Johnson, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Principal Sponsors: Goldman Sachs, HBO, Mitch Draizin & Philippe Brugere-Trelat, Showtime, Time Warner Inc.
Friends of Point: 42Below Vodka, Hilton Worldwide
Media Sponsors: Gay City News, LogoTV

For those of you who weren’t able to attend this outstanding event, this article will be updated regularly. Included will be a “see what you missed” video featuring highlights of the event and “One to One” interviews from the red carpet.

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Other Resources (updated regularly)

Point photo album on Facebook
Point Foundation
Jorge Valencia, Point Foundation Executive Director & CEO
Point Foundation Honors NY
Wells Fargo
American Airlines
The Estée Lauder Companies
Johnson & Johnson
David Burtka
Neil Patrick Harris
David Mixner
Thomas Roberts
Margot Bingham
Nick Mathews
Cara Buono
Judith Light
Alani (LaLa) Anthony on Wikipedia
Tamsen Fadal
Ally Sheedy on Wikipedia
Noella Coursaris Musunka
Andy Kelso
Timothy Ware
Senses New York Salon & Spa SensesNY salon and spa team Ron Rudolph, co-owner and Bruce Conroy business partner and head stylist, Stylist Nancy Schreiber, and Stylist Sidney Maigan
James Grant PR
James Grant Marketing PR

Point Foundation (Point), is the nation's largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) students of merit, 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. Point promotes change through education, mentorship, leadership development and community service training, and provides its scholars with the financial ability to attend the nation's foremost higher educational institutions. www.pointfoundation.org

There are currently at total of 222 outstanding Point Scholars -- 77 Point Scholars and 145 Point Alumni.

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