Michelle Obama Returning to Hollywood for Will Smith Fundraiser
The first lady is set to head back to L.A. on Oct. 25 for an exclusive luncheon that also will include Salma Hayek, James Lassiter and Troy Carter.
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.