Want VIP treatment at the DNC’s convention? Here’s how much you have to dish out

March 12, 2016

If you want the top-tier donor package for the Democratic National Committee’s convention in Philadelphia this summer, be prepared to write a hefty check: The Rittenhouse Square package requires someone to “raise a minimum of $1,250,000 or give $467,600 to the Democratic National Committee (DNC) by June 1, 2016,” according to a list of convention packages seen by Reuters.

For that price tag, donors get a number of perks, from priority booking in a premiere hotel to VIP credentials for all convention proceedings. The package also comes with extra tickets to such events as “an exclusive VIP party” to “an exclusive roundtable and campaign briefing with high-level Democratic officials.”

REUTERS/Luciana Lopez

REUTERS/Luciana Lopez

If that’s a little more than you’re willing to part with, though, there are other options. The “Society Hill” package comes with many of the same add-ons, albeit sometimes with fewer tickets, for people who raise at least $750,000 or give $267,200 to the DNC by June 1.

There’s also the “Fairmount,” for fundraising at least $500,000 or giving $133,600 (still fewer tickets for some events, and no VIP credentials for convention proceedings), and the “Main Line,” the lowest-priced package on the list, for those who raise at least $250,000 or give $66,800. That last package does not include tickets to the exclusive VIP party.

At the time of writing, the DNC had not respond to a request for comment.

The Democratic National Convention, at which the party’s nominee for the November presidential election, will be held July 25 to 28 in Philadelphia.



(Updates to correct dates of the Democratic National Convention)


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