Who donated to which 2020 campaign?

Many funders have maxed out their contributions to multiple Democratic candidates

While many voters remain undecided on who to support in the crowded 2020 presidential field, Democratic donors are already reaching into their pockets to support their favorite candidates. In a review of the most recent quarterly filing with the Federal Election Commission, along with the help of GovPredict, Jewish Insider found several donors who have maxed out their contributions to candidates they are backing, donating the maximum amount of $2,800. 

Other notable contributions revealed in the FEC filings include former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel’s $2,800 to the campaign of former Vice President Joe Biden, former National Security Advisor Susan Rice’s $2,800 gift to Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Chuck Schumer’s brother, Robert, maxing out to Biden’s campaign. 

Below is a rundown of donors who have donated to multiple 2020 campaigns:

Marilyn and Jeffrey Katzenberg, film producer and founder of WndrCo: 13

The Katzenbergs each donated the maximum amount to 13 Democratic candidates — Biden, Bennet, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX), Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), Washington Governor Jay Inslee, Montana Governor Steve Bullock, Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA), Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), and former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper.

Blair Effron, co-founder of Centerview Partners: 8

Effron maxed out to the campaigns of Biden, O’Rourke, Harris, Booker, Gillibrand, Bennet and Klobuchar, while Hickenlooper received $5,400. 

Jonathan Gray, COO and president of Blackstone Group: 7 

Gray gave the maximum amount of $2,800 to seven campaigns: Booker, Klobuchar, Gillibrand, Bennet, Hickenlooper, Moulton and Buttigieg. His wife Mindy, co-founder of the Gray Foundation, maxed out to Bennet. 

Robert Rubin, former Treasury Secretary under President Bill Clinton: 6

Rubin contributed $5,600 to Klobuchar and Harris. He also maxed out to Booker, Bennet, Buttigieg and Biden

Jeannie and Jonathan Lavine, co-managing partner of Bain Capital and a part-owner of the Boston Celtics: 5

The Lavines both maxed out to Booker, Biden, O’Rourke, Gillibrand and Bennet.   

Lynda Resnick, vice chair and co-owner of The Wonderful Company: 4 

Resnick maxed out to Harris, Klobuchar, Biden, Hickenlooper and Booker. Her husband, Stewart, maxed out to Harris, Biden and Hickenlooper, and wrote a $100 check to Booker. 

Hedge fund manager Seth Klarman, chief executive and portfolio manager of the Baupost Group: 5 

Klarman, a former Republican donor who gave $20 million to the Democrats in 2018, contributed $5,600 to the primary and general election campaigns of Buttigieg, Bennet, Klobuchar, Booker and former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld (who is running as a Republican). His wife, Beth, maxed out to Booker and Klobuchar. 

Laura Lauder, a venture philanthropist in Silicon Valley and general partner at Lauder Partners: 5 

Lauder maxed out to Bennet, Hickenlooper and Booker. She also donated $2,000 to Harris and $1,000 to Gillibrand. 

Her husband, Gary, gave the maximum to Booker, Bennet and Hickenlooper and gave $1,000 to the Gillibrand campaign. 

Clifford Mumm, who ran Bechtel’s operations in Iraq: 5 

Mumm maxed out to O’Rourke, Buttigieg and Marianne Williamson and gave $2,700 each to Biden and Klobuchar. 

Michael Kempner, CEO of MWWPR: 4

Kempner maxed out to Biden, Buttigieg, donated $5,600 to Klobuchar, and $100 to Booker.

Marc Lasry, CEO of Avenue Capital Group: 4

Lasry maxed out to Harris, Buttigieg, Booker and Gillibrand.

Matt Pritzker, CEO of the Matthew Pritzker Company: 4 

Pritzker donated $5,600 to Inslee and maxed out to Biden, Harris and Buttigieg

Marc Benioff, founder and chairman of Salesforce: 3 

Benioff gave $2,700 each to Harris, Inslee and Booker.

Real estate developer Aby Rosen: 3

Rosen maxed out to the campaigns of Booker, Buttigieg and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. Rosen’s wife, Samantha Boardman, and his business partner Michael Fuchs each also gave $2,800 to de Blasio.

Howard Wolfson, former deputy mayor of New York City under Michael Bloomberg: 3

Wolfson, who leads the education program of Bloomberg Philanthropies, maxed out to Booker, Bennet and Hickenlooper.

Jack Rosen, CEO of Rosen Partners: 3

Rosen, president of the American Jewish Congress, maxed out to de Blasio. He also contributed $2,500 to Hickenlooper and Klobuchar.

Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell: 3

Rendell maxed out for Biden and donated $2,000 to Klobuchar and $1,000 to Booker.

Philanthropist Eli Broad: 3

The Los Angeles-based Broad maxed out to Harris, Booker and Bennet.

Paul Taubman, founding partner and CEO of PJT Partners: 3

Taubman maxed out to Biden, O’Rourke and Bennet. 

Dal LaMagna, CEO of IceStone: 3 

LaMagna, who also goes by ‘Tweezerman,’ maxed out to Williamson, and gave $1,000 to Inslee and $250 to Gillibrand. 

Etan Bendheim, CEO of Lavvan: 2 

Bendheim maxed out to Booker and Buttigieg. 

Thomas Nides, managing director and vice chairman of Morgan Stanley: 2 

Nides, who served as deputy secretary of state for management and resources under President Barack Obama, gave $5,600 to Klobuchar and $2,700 to O’Rourke. 

Joel Klein, chief policy and strategy officer at Oscar Health: 2

Klein, who served as chancellor of the New York City Department of Education under Bloomberg, maxed out to Bennet and gave $500 to Buttigieg. 

David Gorodyansky, CEO of AnchorFree: 2

Gorodyansky gave the $2,800 max to both Biden and Gabbard. 

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