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Media Alert: Celebrities Announced for Point’s NY Gala

April 14, 2009

POINT FOUNDATION’S GALA, POINT HONORS… NEW YORK

“Ugly Betty” Creator Silvio Horta, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and “West Side Story” Director Arthur Laurents Receive Honors at Organization’s Annual New York Benefit

NEW YORK, April 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The following is being released by Point Foundation:

WHO: Point Foundation is thrilled to announce that Ugly Betty stars America Ferrera, Mark Indelicato, Ana Ortiz, Tony Plana, and Michael Urie are scheduled to appear at our gala, Point Honors…New York.

Plus: Craig Bierko(Guys & Dolls), Curtis Holbrook(West Side Story), Angela Lansbury(Blithe Spirit), Karen Olivo(West Side Story), Thomas Roberts(CNN), John Tartaglia(Avenue Q, Shrek the Musical), and Leslie Uggams.

Scheduled performances by Vanessa Williams and “West Side Story” stars Matthew Cavenaugh & Josephina Scaglione!

Hosted by Susan Lucci& Cameron Mathison (All My Children)

WHAT: Join us in honoring current and future champions of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community at Point Honors…New York.

Silvio Horta, Creator and Executive Producer of the ABC-TV series, Ugly Betty, will receive the Point Courage Award; PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) will receive the Point Inspiration Award; and the inaugural Point Legend Award will be presented to play writer, librettist, screen writer, novelist and director, Arthur Laurents (Gypsy, West Side Story).

WHEN: Monday, April 27 2009

5:00 PM – Press check-in

6:00 PM – Celebrity Arrivals

WHERE: Roosevelt Hotel

45 West 45th St (and Madison)

6:00 pm Pre-show Reception/Silent Auction

7:30 pm Dinner & Award Program

TABLES & TICKETS: 212.247.7318 – WWW.POINTFOUNDATION.ORG

PRESENTING SPONSOR: Motorola, Inc.

PREMIER SPONSOR: Audi

PRINCIPAL SPONSORS: HBO, the Estee Lauder Companies Inc., the Palette Fund and Time Warner Inc.

MEDIA SPONSORS: The Advocate, Genre, Metrosource, Next, and People

Point Foundation is the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students of merit.

Point Foundation is a non-profit corporation classified by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501 (C)(3) organization.

SOURCE Point Foundation


Source: newswire



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