Miami Beach Gay Pride donated $7,500 to the Point Foundation, the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for LGBT students. This is the second year Miami Beach Gay Pride has made a donation to the organization.

“Miami Beach Gay Pride is all about celebrating community,” Mark Fernandes, chair of the Pride board of directors, said in a prepared statement. “In alignment with that mission is the commitment to give back to the community and we are proud to be able to do so by contributing to the scholarship program at Point Foundation. By fostering education, we help cultivate the next generation of LGBTQ individuals.” 

The Point Foundation has awarded more than 400 scholarships since 2002.

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