LANSING, Mich. — About $1.1 million has been raised to help Lansing high school graduates pay for their college educations.

The Lansing State Journal reports ( ) Friday that $620,000 was collected in ticket sales, sponsorships and donations from last month’s Celebration of the Lansing Promise dinner.

Former Michigan State University basketball star and NBA legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson and his friends donated the rest. Johnson is a graduate of Lansing Everett High School.

About 1,300 people attended the second annual dinner.

The money can be used for up to 60 credits at Lansing Community College or up to $5,000 in financial assistance to attend Michigan State University.

More than 400 students have received assistance since the Lansing Promise began in 2012.

Information from: Lansing State Journal,