Friday, June 29, 2012

George Clooney Will Fundraise For President Obama In Geneva

The actor will speak at $20,000 dinner and $1,000 reception hosted by Americans Abroad for Obama...
Superstar actor George Clooney, who raked in millions with a May fundraising dinner in Los Angeles for President Obama, will be putting his charm to work in August for more of the same. But this time Clooney will be wooing American expats abroad, with an intimate dinner and reception in Geneva, Switzerland on August 27th. (Above: Clooney and the President with winners of the contest to attend the May dinner)

Clooney will speak at a $1,000/ticket reception for about 150 supporters, followed by a dinner for 50 people, Charles Adams, co-president of Americans Abroad for Obama, told the Tribune de Genève. Tickets for the dinner are $20,000 for individuals and $30,000 for couples. Co-host for the event is the campaign's National Finance Chair Matthew Barzun. The reception invitation on BarackObama.com. (Above: Clooney and the President at the White House)

Adams, a lawyer who works in Geneva, organized a similar event with Clooney in Geneva four years ago that reportedly raised more than $900,000. Clooney owns a home in Lake Como, Italy.

*Top photo by Obama for America; second by Pete Souza/White House