Updated April 24, 2013
The Obama 2013 Presidential Inaugural Committee incorrectly reported donations connected to Chicago's Penny Pritzker. Pritizker personally contributed $250,000 to the inauguration. A firm she founded, PSP Capital Resources, did not give an additional $250,000. An amended report has been filed with the Federal Election Commission.
WASHINGTON--Illinois corporate and individual donors--785 in all-- gave $3.33 million of the $43 million raised to bankroll President Barack Obama's second inauguration festivities, according to an analysis by the Sunlight Foundation for the Chicago Sun-Times, with the $1 million donated by the Chicago-based Boeing Corp. the top state contributor.
The top Illinois givers all have a long donor history with Obama with the next most generous donations totaling
$500,000 coming from Penny Pritzker personally ($250,000) and a private investment firm she founded, PSP Capital Partners ($250,000.)
Obama is expected to be nominating Pritzker to be the next Commerce Secretary. She led the fund-raising drive for Obama's 2008 campaign.
The other $250,000 donors are Newsweb Corp. owner Fred Eychaner, through the years one of the biggest Democratic donors in the U.S. and Michael Sacks, the CEO of Grosvenor Capital Management. Sacks and Eychaner also were major donors to the Obama campaign.
AT&T was the biggest giver, with $4.4 million in goods donated. The committee filed a disclosure report Saturday with the Federal Election Commission.
Click below for the entire Illinois Inauguration 2013 list, courtesy of the Sunlight Foundation.