Perks for Trump top donors during GOP Convention

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ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 29: Former U.S. President Donald Trump Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at the California GOP convention on September 29, 2023 in Anaheim, California. Presidential candidates set to speak at the convention include former President Donald Trump, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, and entrepreneur, Vivek Ramaswamy. The event takes place from September 29 through October 1. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

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Former President Donald Trump‘s top donors are to be rewarded for supporting him while they attend the Republican National Convention in July, according to new documents reviewed by CNBC.

A fundraising committee called Trump 47 is offering its donors “major investor convention benefits,” according to a pamphlet. The document lists convention rewards for Trump 47 Committee donors who either raise up to $2.5 million or personally give between $24,000 and $844,600.

The committee raises money for the Trump campaign, the Republican National Committee, more than a dozen state parties, and a political action committee that helps pay Trump’s legal bills.

The convention, which will officially name Trump the Republican nominee for president, is set to take place in Milwaukee.

Donors who raise $2.5 million or give at least $844,600 to the Trump 47 Committee will receive a behind-the-scenes tour of the Fiserv Forum, where the convention will be held, as well as VIP tickets to private convention events and selective seating in the arena, according to the pamphlet.

Contributors to the committee who raise or give at least $50,000 will get a tour of the Harley-Davidson museum in Milwaukee, the document says. There will also be a private reception for those donors.

The planned gifts for Trump’s elite donors generally fall along the lines of what both Democrats and Republicans have historically offered their biggest benefactors for the celebratory event. It’s unclear whether any of these donors will attend the convention.

A spokeswoman for the RNC did not respond to a request for comment.

The wave of perks for Trump’s lead financial supporters comes after the former president recently raised millions at private events with the help of business executives who will now have the option of being wined and dined at the convention.

Those who have given at least $800,000 to the Trump 47 Committee include Jeffrey Sprecher, CEO of Intercontinental Exchange, and his wife, former Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga.; former Renaissance Technologies CEO Robert Mercer; Linda McMahon, former head of the Small Business Administration under Trump; and New York Jets owner Woody Johnson, according to Federal Election Commission filings.

The committee raised more than $23 million during the first quarter of 2024.

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