New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand will hold two fundraisers for her exploratory campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination in Beverly Hills next month.
Gillibrand will hold a late afternoon reception at the home of Allison and Larry Berg March 9, with comedian Will Ferrell among the co-hosts.
The suggested contribution levels are $1,000 and $2,800, according to an invitation obtained by City News Service. The individual donation limit for a presidential candidate is $2,800.
Larry Berg is chairman of the educational publisher McGraw-Hill Education Inc., senior partner with the alternative investment manager Apollo Global Management and lead managing owner of Major League Soccer’s Los Angeles Football Club. Ferrell is part of the team’s ownership group.
Gillibrand will hold a fundraising brunch on March 10 at the home of Jacqueline and Zack Schiller, with suggested contribution levels of $250, $500, $1,000 and $2,800. Zack Schiller is president of the Boies/Schiller Film Group, which bills itself as financing and producing mid-level wide-release films.
The visit to the Los Angeles area will be Gillibrand’s second since she announced formation of an exploratory committee Jan. 15 during an appearance on the CBS late-night talk show “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”
Gillibrand had a series of events in the Los Angeles area in January with potential contributors.