NBA legend and business mogul Earvin “Magic” Johnson continues to show his dedication to improving the educational opportunities for today’s youth with a $1 million donation to Central State University.
Speaking at CSU’s Hall of Fame Luncheon on Friday, Johnson spoke about the importance of giving back.
“It is so important for our young people to move on and get a degree from a quality institution. I love making sure that they receive a quality education and go on to become successful and do great things in our society.”
Midway through his public address to the audience of 250 people, Johnson directly addressed CSU President Cynthia Jackson-Hammond with his donation to help provide initiatives designed to promote student success.
Jahan Culbreath, vice president of Institutional Advancement for the university talked about Johnson’s gift.
“Magic believes in the mission of our university. His gift shows his commitment to education. We encourage others to join Magic in becoming CSU believers and invest in the future success of our students and institution.”
Johnson has a history of supporting and promoting Central State University. In 2008, he served as a guest speaker at CSU’s Leadership Speakers Series. In 2015, he was present for the University’s official opening of CSU’s University Student Center.