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WASHINGTON--White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett is in California this week, on her most extensive fund-raising swing yet for President Barack Obama's 2012 re-election bid.

Jarrett is one of the major surrogates on the trail for the Obama/Biden ticket, both prospecting with potential donors and headlining events with an admission price. Jarrett has a unique place in the Obama orbit, a personal friend of the president and First Lady Michelle and a key advisor with an extensive portfolio.

In San Francisco, Jarrett also delivered a speech at the APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) Women and the Economy Summit on Wednesday. First Lady Chief of Staff Tina Tchen also spoke to the group.

Jarrett then headed to Berkeley for a fund-raiser at the home of John and Dorine Streeter, with tickets starting at $1,000. From there, she traveled to Piedmont for another funder in the home of Wayne Jordan and Quinn Delaney at a $5,000 per couple event.

In July I wrote about the speakers series the Obama fund-raising team launched--Mayor Rahm Emanuel debuted the program in New York. On Thursday, Jarrett was scheduled to kick off the San Francisco speakers series, with tickets $5,000 per person.

The series was developed by Obama's fund-raising team to market to donors and bundlers -- people who tap into their personal networks to raise money for a candidate -- who may not be able to handle the $35,000 dinners Obama, Mrs. Obama or Vice President Joe Biden.

On Thursday evening, Jarrett is the draw at a fundraising dinner at the home of Noosheen Hashemi in Atherton, with tickets at $2,500 per person.

Moving on from the Bay area to Sacramento, on Friday Jarrett headlines fund-raising lunch at the Sutter Club there, with tickets starting at $2,500.

Heading to Los Angeles, Jarrett headlines an afternoon reception being marketed to women at the home of Michael Kong and Stacy Twilley where Demi Moore is one of the co-hosts. Tickets start at $1,000 for a mother/daughter combo.

From the invite: join Jarrett for "an afternoon reception and discussion focusing on empowering women and girls and encouraging a career in politics and public service."

On Aug. 11, Jarrett was in Columbia, S.C. for a field office visit and to appear at a Generation 44 fund-raisers. She was in Detroit on June 29 and Los Angeles on May 13 for fund-raisers.

Click below for the invitation to the Los Angeles mother/daughter event....


Kong and Stacy Twilley
And Host Committee

Colleen Bell ~ Blair Berk ~ Reveta Bowers ~ Jane Buckingham ~ Kimberly Marteau Emerson
Marianna Fisher ~ Mattie McFadden-Lawson ~ Kelly Meyer ~ Nicole Mutchnik ~ Soleil Moon Frye Demi Moore ~ Sue Naegle ~ Joyce Rey ~ Catharine Soros ~ Marilyn Wells ~ Christina Zilber

Committee in Formation

invite you and your daughter to join
Valerie Jarrett
For an afternoon reception and discussion
focusing on empowering women and girls and
encouraging a career in politics and public service
Friday, September 16th, 2011
4:00- 7:00 pm
Please arrive no later than 4:30PM
At the home of
Michael Kong and Stacy Twilley
367 S. Rimpau Blvd.
Los Angeles, California
*Daughters must be at least 8 years old to attend.
Don't have a daughter? Consider bringing your mother!
For more information, please contact:
Michael Gilmore at Paid for by Obama Victory Fund 2012, a joint fundraising committee authorized by Obama for America and the Democratic National Committee.

Yes! I would like to attend the reception at the home of Michael Kong and Stacy Twilley:
☐ $1,000 per Mother/Daughter (includes one adult and one daughter -- $250 for each additional daughter)
☐ Co-Host: Raise $10,000 or write $5,000
If purchasing multiple tickets, please list the names of your additional ticketed guests: _____________________________
I was invited to attend by: ___________________________________________________________________________
Please make checks payable to:
Obama Victory Fund 2012
6222 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 280
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Fax: (312) 361-8074
Total Amount: $________________
Click here to contribute online at
Obama Victory Fund 2012 does not accept contributions from currently registered federal lobbyists, registered foreign agents, political action committees, or minors under the age of 16. Corporate and labor union contributions are prohibited.
Federal law requires us to use our best efforts to collect and report the name, mailing address, occupation and employer of individuals whose contributions exceed $200 in an election cycle.
First & Last Name: ________________________________________________________________________________________
Address: ____________________________________________________________________________________________ ____
City/State/Zip: ____________________________________________________________________________________________
Employer: _______________________________________ Occupation: _____________________________________________
Work Phone: ____________________________________ Work Fax: _______________________________________________
Home Phone: ____________________________________ Email: __________________________________________________
Federal law prohibits foreign nationals, except lawfully admitted permanent residents of the U.S., from contributing to the Obama Victory Fund 2012. By signing below, I certify that I am a U.S. citizen or lawfully admitted permanent resident of the U.S., the funds I am donating are not being provided to me by another person or entity for the purpose of making this contribution, and that my contribution shall be allocated as stated below.
Signature: ________________________________________________________________________________
2nd Signature, If Contributing From Joint Account*: ____________________________________________
Contribute by Personal Check:
Please make checks payable to "Obama Victory Fund 2012" and mail to the address listed above.
Contribute by Credit Card:
Please bill my personal credit card: Visa MasterCard AMEX Discover
Card Number: ____________________________________________________________________Exp: __________________
Name as it appears on the card: ____________________________________________________________________________
Signature: _______________________ _________________________________________________________ ______________
Second Name on Account, if Joint Account*: _________________________________________________________________
*Contributions will be evenly attributed between names.
2nd Name Employer: _________________________ 2nd Name Occupation: _____ ________________________________
Second Signature for Joint Account: _______________________________________________________________
Contributions or gifts to Obama Victory Fund 2012 are not tax deductible.
The first $5,000 of a contribution to OVF 2012 will be allocated to Obama for America (with the first $2,500 designated for the primary election, and the next $2,500 for the general). The next $30,800 of a contribution will be allocated to the Democratic National Committee. A contributor may designate a contribution for a particular participant. This allocation formula may change if following it would result in an excessive contribution.

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