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“Magic” Johnson Headlines 2015 JFS Executive Luncheon

Earvin "Magic" Johnson
Earvin “Magic” Johnson

DENVER, CO — Jewish Family Service of Colorado (JFS) welcomes Earvin “Magic” Johnson as the speaker for its 11th annual JFS Executive Luncheon fundraiser on Thursday, May 7. The luncheon will be held at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center, 650 15th Street. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., and the program will start promptly at noon.  Tickets are $200 and are available at www.jewishfamilyservice.org/luncheon. For more information, contact Lisa Benoit at 720.248.4633.

All proceeds from the event will help support all programs of JFS, including mental health counseling, senior and adult in-home care, disability and employment services, and family safety net services. Founded in 1872, JFS is a nonprofit community agency serving people regardless of age, race, faith, or income.

Earvin “Magic” Johnson has become the most powerful African-American businessman in the world. He is a Major League Baseball team owner, NBA legend, two-time Naismith Memorial Hall of Famer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and motivational speaker. The business mogul has successfully parlayed his skills and tenacity on the court into the business world, propelling his company to the status of the number one brand in urban America.

Chairman and CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises (MJE), Johnson’s company provides high-quality products that focus primarily on ethnically diverse and underserved urban communities through strategic alliances, investments, and endorsements. The conglomerate is comprised of multiple business entities and partnerships that include a private equity fund, an African-American television network, a food service and facilities management company, a high school drop-out prevention program, a healthcare provider, and sports team interests.

In 2012, as a member of Guggenheim Baseball Management, Johnson became an owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball franchise. In 2014, he joined some partners in purchasing the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA.

Johnson serves as chairman and founder of the Magic Johnson Foundation, where his unwavering commitment to transform urban America continues through its HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention program, community empowerment centers, and the Taylor Michaels Scholarship Program. Celebrating over 20 years of success, the Magic Johnson Foundation has become one of the most recognized philanthropic organizations in the world.

About Jewish Family Service of Colorado

Jewish Family Service of Colorado (JFS) believes in strengthening the community by providing vital services to people in need.  Every day, JFS helps people overcome life’s challenges to live fuller, more meaningful lives.  Founded in 1872, JFS is a nonsectarian, nonprofit human services agency serving metro Denver and Boulder. JFS helps seniors live independently at home, provides quality mental health counseling, offers training and job placement to those with developmental disabilities and other barriers to employment, and provides food and financial aid to people in crisis. Every year, the agency benefits more than 25,000 people of all ages, faiths, incomes, and abilities. For more information, call 303.597.5000 or visit www.jewishfamilyservice.org. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

About Alaina Green

Associate Director of Marketing and Communications for Jewish Family Service of Colorado

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