President Barack Obama will attend three fundraisers in Silicon Valley on May 23, the latest of his many campaign-cash-collection visits to the Bay Area.
First up will be a campaign round-table to support the Asian-American/Pacific Islander community at 4:30 p.m. that day at Palo Alto's Garden Court Hotel. Tickets are $35,800 per person.
Then he'll attend a 5:30 p.m. dinner at the Atherton home of Lisa and Doug Goldman. Tickets for that event are also $35,800 a head.
Doug Goldman -- a retired emergency physician, software company founder and prominent philanthropist -- is the son of Levi Strauss heirs Richard and Rhoda Goldman.
Finally, the president will attend a 6 p.m. rally-type reception at Redwood City's Fox Theatre. Tickets for that event cost $250 for general admission; $1,000 for premium seating; or $7,500 for a seat plus a photo reception, with up to two additional photo guests at $2,500 each.
The first $5,000 of a contribution will go to the president's re-election campaign, half each for the primary and general election. The next $30,800 will go to the Democratic National Committee.
Any additional amounts will be divided among battleground states' Democratic Party committees as follows, up to $10,000 per committee: 17 percent to Florida, 16 percent to Ohio, 13 percent to Pennsylvania, 11 percent to Colorado, 11 percent to North Carolina, 11 percent to Virginia, 6 percent to Nevada, 6 percent to Wisconsin, 5
Obama was last in the Bay Area on Feb. 16, when he held a $35,800-a-head fundraising dinner at the San Francisco home of novelist Robert Mailer Anderson followed by a rally-type fundraiser at the Nob Hill Masonic Auditorium.
Before that, he was in Silicon Valley in September for fundraisers at the Woodside home of former Symantec CEO John Thompson and the Atherton home of Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, as well as a town-hall meeting at LinkedIn's Mountain View headquarters.
The Center for Responsive Politics reports that Obama has raised almost $17.3 million in individual contributions from California so far in this election cycle -- about 20 percent of his national take, the most of any state. Of that amount, more than $7.3 million has come from the Oakland, San Jose and San Francisco metro areas.