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Derek Jeter's Turn 2 Foundation

December 9, 2014 − New York, New York

Movado hosted the Turn 2 Foundation’s ‘Jeter's Leaders’ to a spectacular evening where the high school students experienced the six-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, The Lion King. Members of the Jeter’s Leaders also attended a pre-performance reception at Movado’s NYC Corporate Offices where Yvette L. Campbell, President and CEO of The Harlem School of the Arts (HSA), and Aubrey Lynch, former Producer of The Lion King and Director of Dance at HSA, conducted a special presentation on the importance and impact of arts and culture on society. HSA alumnus Caleb McLaughlin, the multi-talented thirteen-year-old actor who played Young Simba in The Lion King on Broadway for two years, also participated in the presentation.

“We are thrilled to partner for the fifth consecutive year, with Derek Jeter’s Turn 2 Foundation and to provide its students with the opportunity to learn more about the performing arts through this very special evening,” stated Mary Leach, Chief Marketing Officer, Movado Group Inc. “I thank the Harlem School of the Arts for their participation tonight, and for sharing insights into how strong commitment, desire and dedication can result in the realization of spectacular dreams.” 

The Turn 2 Foundation was established by Derek Jeter in 1996 and is managed by his sister Sharlee Jeter who serves as the organization’s president. The Foundation promotes healthy lifestyles, academic achievement and social change activism among high school students. Movado has proudly supported the Turn 2 Foundation for five consecutive years, hosting an annual event for the Leaders Program that focuses on fostering academic achievement through exposure to the arts and cultural engagement.

The Harlem School of the Arts is one of New York City’s pioneering arts institutions that enriches the lives of young people through world-class training in and exposure to the arts. The school was founded in 1964 by world-renowned soprano Dorothy Maynor in a local church. Since then, HSA has grown dramatically and now enriches the lives of nearly 4,000 students annually, empowering them to become the creative thinkers and innovative leaders of tomorrow.

To learn more about Derek Jeter’s Turn 2 Foundation, visit