Celeb Bash Chases Untapped Lobbyist Cash
The Creative Coalition's ball is pricy for those wanting to attend -- and pricier for sponsors, says The Sleuth. Luckily there's a big, untapped pool of potential donors:
The dismal economy isn't stopping the Creative Coalition from throwing one of the more -- if not the most -- lavish bashes on inauguration night. The ball features Elvis Costello live in concert, red carpet and dozens of (A-list, for a change) movie stars.
To give you an idea of just how lavish, the top asking price for corporations who want to help underwrite the event is a whopping $150,000. The arts advocacy group emailed the fundraising pitch today to prospective donors, many of them Washington lobbyists who, under President-elect Barack Obama's strict disclosure rules, are banned from contributing to the Presidential Inaugural Committee.
As for the lineup?
[Barry] Levinson, Spike Lee, Tim Robbins, Kerry Washington, Susan Sarandon, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard, Matthew Modine and Ellen Burstyn.
Christopher Dean Hopkins
December 1, 2008; 1:58 PM ET
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