President Donald Trump is expected to attend a campaign fundraiser August 9 at Hamptons luxury home builder Joe Farrell’s Bridgehampton estate.
The event is meant to raise money for the Trump Victory Committee, a joint fundraising effort for the president’s 2020 reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee. Hosts include U.S. Representative Lee Zeldin, U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Donald Trump Jr., Kimberly Guilfoyle, Mr. Trump’s campaign manager, Brad Pascale, and several RNC chairs.
Contributions start at $2,800 for one ticket to the reception and go up to $250,000 for two photos with Mr. Trump and eight tickets to the reception, and admission to the VIP after-party. Donations cannot exceed $360,600 per person, an invitation to the event stated.
Those interested in serving on the event host committee must donate or raise $35,000 for Mr. Trump’s campaign, and they will receive one photo opportunity and four tickets to the reception and VIP after-party.
The fundraiser will be held at Mr. Farrell’s 17,000-square-foot mansion, known as Sandcastle, which has been rented out to top celebrities like Madonna, and Jay-Z and Beyoncé. It lies on a nearly 11.5-acre private property and features, among other amenities, a bowling alley, golf simulator, skateboard halfpipe, spa and jacuzzi inside, along with a baseball field and tennis court outside. The property is currently on the market for $39.9 million.
Mr. Farrell, owner of Farrell Building Company in Bridgehampton, said he decided to host the event to help Mr. Trump’s reelection in 2020. He and Mr. Trump know each other from the Trump International Golf Club in Palm Beach, Florida, where Mr. Farrell has been a member for 15 years. He said they have played golf and attended golf fundraisers together in the past.
“Two days after we had the invitation out, we had 250 people committed already. So it’s a huge success,” Mr. Farrell said of the event, anticipating an attendance of about 500 people. “I hope to have a great event and a chance for him to meet and talk to and get his message to many, many of his supporters.”
The president plans to deliver an hour-long speech during the reception, Mr. Farrell confirmed.