Cookie Johnson

Devoted Philanthropist, Successful Business Entrepreneur, Women’s Health Advocate, Child Advocate, Wife of Earvin “Magic” Johnson Cookie serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Magic Johnson Foundation. She addresses the health, social and educational needs of those residing in underserved communities and is involved in the development of the Foundation’s overall goals, objectives and programs.

A businesswoman at heart, Cookie recently launched her premium denim line, Cj by Cookie Johnson. Finally, a dream comes true for this jean fanatic who couldn’t find jeans to fit her body type. Realizing her testimony was that of many women, she created a versatile fit for women with real bodies. This was the beginning of a new revolution in the denim industry; Cj is currently sold at Nordstrom, SAKS Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus.

Cookie is the first spokeswoman for the I Stand with Magic campaign, joining her husband Earvin “Magic” Johnson, the Magic Johnson Foundation and Abbott in their continued fight to end Black HIV/AIDS. She is instrumental in the five-year effort to help reduce new HIV infections in the African-American community by educating minority women about the disease and providing helpful tools for prevention and testing. Cookie previously served as the spokesperson for the National Medical Association Immunization Public Service Announcement. She educated parents and caregivers from all communities on the importance of immunizing children in urban areas against the ten vaccine preventable diseases. Cookie was also instrumental in establishing the BREATHE Program, a national asthma awareness initiative that works to educate children and parents about the impact of asthma in urban environments.