Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Executive Mansion Fundraising Event for 1800 of Scott and Tonette Walker's Closest Friends
Walker's fundraiser to restore mansion raises some eyebrows. (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, 9/5/2011)
Excerpt: On Sept. 22, the governor and first lady will hold a private reception and croquet tournament at the governor's mansion from 5 to 7 p.m. to raise money to help rehab the Maple Bluff facility.
Attendees can donate anywhere from $50 to $1,000 to the mansion's nonprofit foundation. Those who drop a grand get a "private reception, private tour, recognition on the invitation, signage and acknowledgment at the event, and admission and (croquet) tournament entry for two."
Fundraising invitations went out recently to scores of Madison lobbyists, female lawmakers, neighbors of the mansion, GOP campaign contributors, leading business officials and friends of the first couple. Some 1,800 people received an invite.
Early history of the Wisconsin executive residence. Wisconsin Magazine of History, December 1937.