Disney Chairman Alan Horn to Host President Obama at Democratic Fundraiser
President Barack Obama will headline a Democratic fundraising dinner on May 7 at the home of Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn and his wife, Cindy.
Proceeds from the Wednesday evening event will go to benefit the Democrats' House Senate Victory Fund. Its chairman, Michael Bennett also will be on hand, along with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada and Bay Area Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, the House minority leader.
In their invitation to the event, obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, the Horns wrote that "with the midterm elections approaching, this event provides an opportunity to hear directly from President Obama on his positions on many issues that we all care deeply about, and to offer thoughts and suggestions. We urge you to join us in supporting the president's important goal of taking back the House of Representatives and holding the Senate to further his legislative agenda."
Couples on the handpicked guest list can become co-sponsors for $64,800, while individuals can attend for $10,000, which will get them dinner and the chance to have a photo taken with the chief executive.
The event is part of a multiday visit to California that will also include a May 7 appearance and address by Obama at USC's Shoah Foundation, where founder Steven Spielberg will present the president with an award for his attention to the cause of preserving memories of the Holocaust and its significance.
"President Obama's commitment to democracy and human rights has long been felt," Spielberg said when announcing the chief executive's appearance. "As a constitutional scholar and as president, his interest in expanding justice and opportunity for all is remarkably evident.
"The president's recent appointment of the first special envoy for Holocaust Survivor Services in United States history demonstrates his staunch commitment to honoring the past while building a better future," Spielberg said.