Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Jr. to Speak at 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner, November 21

Magic JohnsonThe National Association of Episcopal (NAES) is pleased to announce that Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Jr., NBA legend, will speak at the association’s 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner on November 21, 2014 during Biennial Conference 2014 in Anaheim, California.

Mr. Johnson, an Episcopal school parent, will offer remarks about the importance and impact of Episcopal education and schools on his family.

“We are thrilled to have Mr. Johnson join us for this central event in the year-long celebration of NAES’ 50th anniversary,” sais the Rev. Daniel R. Heischman, the association’s executive director.

About Magic Johnson

NBA Legend…Two-Time Hall of Famer…Entrepreneur…Philanthropist…Motivational Speaker…and Episcopal School Parent are just a few honors possessed by Earvin “Magic” Johnson. The business mogul has successfully parlayed his skills and tenacity on the court into the business world, propelling his company to the status of #1 Urban Brand. Today he is Chairman and CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises (MJE), which provides high quality products and services that focus primarily on ethnically diverse and underserved urban communities through strategic alliances, investments, consulting and endorsements.

Mr. Johnson also serves as Chairman and Founder of the Magic Johnson Foundation, where his unwavering commitment to transform Urban America continues through HIV/AIDS Awareness & Prevention Programs, Community Empowerment Centers, and the Taylor Michaels Scholarship Program. Celebrating 20years of success, the Magic Johnson Foundation has become one of the most recognizable philanthropic organizations around the world.

About the 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner

The NAES 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner will take place, Friday evening, November 21, during the NAES Biennial Conference 2014, November 20-22, in Anaheim, California. Each Full Conference registration will include a ticket for the dinner. For planning purposes, Full Conference registrants confirm their attendance when registering. Additional tickets will be available for purchase by Friday-Only registrants for themselves and by all registrants for spouses and guests not registered for the conference. These additional tickets cost $125 each.

Founded and chartered in the winter and spring of 1965, respectively, the 2014-2015 school year will celebrate NAES’ fiftieth year of service to the Episcopal school community. Highlights will include a series of special events, of which Biennial Conference 2014  the centerpiece, and new publications. For more information, please email David J. Schnabel, CAE, Communications & Events Manager.