On March 14, 2019, The Kempe Foundation will host its signature fundraising luncheon, Imagine 2019: Believe in Magic, featuring American illusionist and magician Jason Bishop.

Bishop has starred in two Off-Broadway productions and has been featured on NBC’s Today Show and CW Network’s Masters of Illusion. He entertains audiences with one remarkable illusion after another, demonstrating precision and artistry that have made him an invited performer in nearly every state as well as over 30 countries.

While his fast-paced illusions, music and comedy are entertaining, perhaps his greatest trick has been turning a nightmare of a childhood into the real-life story of a self-made rising star. Bishop entered foster care when he was seven years old and developed an interest in magic to escape the harsh reality of his life. Today, his story inspires us to never give up hope and believe in magic.

“Jason is a beacon of hope for children in foster care and his story shines a light on the reality of the system,” said Julia Stone, President and COO of The Kempe Foundation. “Although his childhood experience was unimaginable to many of us, we hope this event will educate the community about the important work that Kempe delivers to provide better outcomes for children in foster care.”

Partnerships, tables and ticket sales from Imagine 2019 will directly support Kempe’s mission to prevent and treat child abuse and neglect and the long-term impacts on children and families.