On Wednesday, First Lady Michelle Obama will attend a fundraising reception at the swank Pierre Hotel on 61st Street. According to a campaign official, tickets for the event will start at $250 per person with proceeds benefitting the Obama Victory Fund, a joint fundraising committee of Obama for America, the Democratic National Committee and several state Democratic parties.
Donor Wears Prada
Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour is using her reputation as a demanding fashion editrix to raise money for President Barack Obama. On Sunday, Ms. Wintour sent an email with the subject line “I take deadlines seriously” reminding Obama supporters of the contest for donors to win a chance to attend Sarah Jessica Parker’s fundraiser for the president this month.
“There’s simply no excuse to let this slip,” Ms. Wintour wrote with her trademark dose of mild menace. “I don’t do this sort of thing often–get involved with politics, that is. But I’m doing everything I can to support President Obama this summer and fall because it’s important that we all do.”
Prez in the City
Next month, President Barack Obama is having a fundraiser at the home of former “Sex and The City” star Sarah Jessica Parker. The Obama campaign sent an email from Ms. Parker to supporters this morning informing them that they can earn an invitation to the exclusive soiree if they make a donation.
“It’s my honor to invite you to take part in an event I’m hosting at my home with the President and First Lady on June 14th,” Ms. Parker wrote. “If you can make a donation of any amount today, you’ll be automatically entered to win two tickets to New York to join us.”