Michelle Obama Returning to Hollywood for Will Smith Fundraiser
First lady Michelle Obama is set to return to Los Angeles for yet another star-studded fundraiser -- this one hosted by Will Smith and wife Jada Pinkett Smith on Oct. 25 at their home in Calabasas.
Other co-hosts include Salma Hayek, Roc Nation co-founder Jay Brown and wife Kawanna, film producer James Lassiter and wife Mai, and Lady Gaga manager Troy Carter and wife Rebecca.
According to link on Obama's campaign website, a $2,500-per-person contribution to the Obama Victory Fund gets you into the lunch, while a $10,000-per-couple donation is good for a photo with the first lady. For $40,000, you and your companion can lunch, pose for a photo with Michelle and take part in an exclusive “meet-and-greet” preceding the meal.
On Oct. 26, Michelle Obama will travel to La Jolla for a fundraiser hosted by Irwin Jacobs, the billionaire co-founder of Qualcomm, and his wife Joan.
The luncheon announcement, sent out by members of the president's finance committee on Friday, comes just days after President Obama made a sweep through Los Angeles for three events, including a concert headlined by Katy Perry and Stevie Wonder at the Nokia Theatre. Former President Bill Clinton also hosted a fundraiser for the president at Oprah show mogul Michael King's house.
According to sources, this week's fundraisers raised more than $10 million for the campaign, after online contest proceeds (to meet both Obama and Clinton on the campaign trail) were factored into the total.