President Obama turns out has a third event in Chicago when he returns home on Jan. 11--a concert fund-raiser at the University of Illinois-Chicago featuring actor Hill Harper and R&B star Janelle Monae.
It's a low-dollar event aimed organized by Obama's "Gen44" fund-raising silo, with admission ranging from $44 to $1,000 for seating in the VIP area. Obama hit the UIC campus for a big rally--free back in the day--right after he announced his candidacy for president. The Sun-Times Stella Foster had the scoop in her Thursday column about Harper and Monae.
As previously disclosed in this blog, Obama has two high-end dinners in Chicago on Jan. 11--a $35,800-per couple dinner at the North Side home of media mogul Fred Eychaner, a major donor to Democratic organizations, campaigns and "SuperPacs," the third party groups playing a role in the 2012 campaigns.
There is a reception in Hyde Park at the home of Evonne andStuart Taylor, who is the managing partner of The Taylor Group, a private equity firm who is CEO of one of its holdings, Analytic Innovations. Donors are being asked for at least $7,000 with $20,000 for a host reception for a couple. Bundlers--people who tap their personal networks to get others to write checks can get in of they raise at least $30,000.
Host Committee members at the Taylor event include Illinois Obama 2012 Finance honcho John Rogers Jr. and pals Cheryl and Eric Whitaker. More host committee names: Les Coney, Alan and Sophia King, Susan McKeever, Jesse Ruiz, Joshua Schwartz, Nigel and Deborah Telman.
Proceeds to the Obama Victory Fund 2012, run by Obama for America and the Democratic National Committee.