President Obama, after making alleged "official visits" to the World Trade Center and a Boys and Girls Club, got downt to the real purpsoe of the NYC trip - fundraising. The highly ballyhooed even was at the home of actress Sarah Jessica Parker replete with celebrities and two winners of the contest who received an all expenses paid trip to the event.
A party of 50 donors, each paying $40,000 to attend, gathered around a long table just inside the entryway of Parker’s four-story brownstone in the West Village to dine with the president and First Lady Michelle Obama. Spotted at the table were actress Meryl Streep, producer Andy Cohen, designer Michael Kors, “Vogue” editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, and actress Olivia Wilde. (Broderick was not in attendance; the president noted he “had a show to run off to.”)
Robin Hunt of Baltimore, Md., was named the lucky winner of the contest, according to the campaign. She and her mother, Elvita, of Winston-Salem, N.C., received an all-expenses-paid trip to attend the dinner and meet the president and first lady.