Silicon Valley, President Obama just can’t quit you. In the Bay Area and free this weekend? Got 35K to toss around? Well if you’ve ever wanted to meet an in-office President now’s your chance to attend an Obama fundraiser dinner, going down at Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s house in Atherton on Sunday the 25th.
This Obama “Victory Fund 2012″ dinner at the 5th most powerful woman in the world’s house comes after the President made appearances at Google exec Marissa Mayer’s Palo Alto house last fall (at a comparable $30K a pop) and attended an exclusive meetup in February at Kleiner Perkins VC John Doerr’s house — Where the guest list included Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Apple CEO Steve Jobs, Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz, Cisco’s CEO John Chambers, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, Genentech Chairman Art Levinson, Google CEO Eric Schmidt and VC Steve Westly Doerr. Obama also hung out at Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff’s house in April.
So why so much SV love? Obama has positioned himself as technology-sector friendly throughout his campaign efforts and candidacy, recently being interviewed by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook HQ, hosting a Twitter town-hall and hiring Threadless’ former CTO as his campaign CTO.
On a budget but still want to rub elbows with the President? Former Symantec CEO John W. Thompson and his wife Sandra will be hosting an earlier and cheaper reception at $2,500 general admission and $7,500 for a photo (Obama will cut you a deal at $10K if you’re two people).
In March 2008 Sheryl Sandberg was named COO of Facebook, where she manages business operations including sales, marketing, business development, human resources, public policy, privacy, and communications. Prior to Facebook, Sheryl was Vice President of Global Online Sales and Operations at Google, where she built and managed the online sales channels for advertising and publishing and operations for consumer products globally. She was also instrumental in launching Google’s philanthropic arm, Google.org. Sheryl was previously Chief of Staff for the United...