Diane Warren to Receive Leadership Award for Support of LGBTQ Community

10:48 AM PST 07/22/2014 by Phil Gallo
Courtesy of Point Foundation

The songwriter will be honored on September 13 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza for speaking out against bigotry and for the work of her foundation supporting music education.

Diane Warren will receive the Point Foundation’s Leadership Award for her support of the LGBTQ community.

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Warren will be honored at a “Voices on Point” concert and dinner on Sept. 13 at L.A.'s Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. The event is a benefit for the foundation, the nation's largest scholarship-granting organization for LGBTQ students of merit. The evening features musical performances and testimonials from the Point’s current scholars and alumni.

“Diane Warren has earned fame and respect, not just through the creation of an incredible body of music, but also because of her empathy, integrity and her commitment to education,” says Jorge Valencia, executive director and CEO of Point Foundation. “Our Point Scholars learn through their leadership training, that a leader is someone who uses their talent and position to ensure that others can live with dignity and respect.”

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Warren was chosen due to her speaking out against bigotry and for the work her foundation does that supports music education. In 2012, she wrote the theme for World Humanitarian Day, “I Was Here,” which Beyonce performed at the United Nations. Warren’s songs are also among those featured in the “It Gets Better” musical theater project that is touring the U.S.

Since 2001, Point has invested more than $15 million in the education and support of Point Scholars. Point Foundation promotes change through scholarship funding, mentorship, leadership development and community service training.

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