Obama’s Advocacy Group Has Million-Dollar Donor

Posted April 21, 2014 at 10:22am

President Obama’s advocacy group is continuing to receive donations of several hundred thousands of dollars, including one of $500,000 in the first quarter, which brings the donor’s aggregate contribution total to $1 million since the group was founded.  

David Shaw, founder of hedge fund D.E. Shaw, contributed $500,000 in the first quarter of 2014, and $500,000 in the second quarter of 2013.  

Organizing for Action , a non-profit tax-exempt organization, released a few copies of a quarterly list of donors last week, but the organization does not post an aggregate donor name or amount list on their website. The limited disclosure is still more than the lack of any disclosure by other 501c3 and 501c4 non-profits that are active in similar hot policy issues such as health care, immigration, and firearms.  

A top donor list is included in the article , “‘Grass-Roots’ OFA Snags First Million-Dollar Donor,” by Eliza Newlin Carney, of CQ Roll Call.