Point Foundation co-founder Carl Strickland, 40, has died in a boating accident at Lake Tahoe, Nevada, Frontiers LA reported.
Strickland and his partner of 17 years, Bruce Lindstrom, created the Point Foundation in 2001 to provide scholarship funds to LGBT students. Since its inception, Point has provided more than $15 million in the education and support of its scholars.
According to a Point Foundation press release, Strickland is survived by Lindstrom of Crystal Bay, Nevada; his parents, Jeanne Thomas ( Wayne Auer ) of Boise, Idaho, and Richard Strickland ( Pamela ) of Overland Park, Kansas; his sister, Kathy Weinert ( Mike, Ryan & Julianna ) of Boise, Idaho; his grandmother, Betty Thomas Baker of Boise, Idaho; and many loving family members and friends.
The organization will hold its Voices on Point concert and dinner at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on Sept. 13; honoree Diane Warren is slated to attend.