Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson to Speak Oct. 8 at Tri-C Foundation Presidential Scholarship Luncheon
October 07, 2015
John Horton, 216-987-4281 email@example.com
Basketball icon and business leader helps raise $1.3 million for scholarships
Give basketball legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson credit for another assist, this time for the benefit of Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) students.
Johnson has helped the Cuyahoga Community College Foundation raise more than $1.3 million for student scholarships by serving as the keynote speaker at the Foundation’s annual Presidential Scholarship Luncheon.
The sold-out event begins at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel on Public Square. More than 1,000 people are expected to attend.
“Our supporters help change lives by contributing toward scholarships that provide access to higher education,” said Richard A. Chiricosta, chairperson of the Tri-C Foundation. “This luncheon opens doors and makes dreams possible.”
Since its inception in 1992, the Presidential Scholarship Luncheon has raised more than $16 million to help Tri-C students with financial need pursue higher education and achieve their goals.
Johnson joins a list of distinguished and diverse speakers to headline the event, including presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton; baseball legend Hank Aaron; and media mogul Oprah Winfrey.
The NBA Hall-of-Famer built a business empire by focusing on underserved urban communities. He also serves as chair and founder of the Magic Johnson Foundation, a philanthropic organization with an unwavering commitment to transform urban American.