Move over, George Clooney.
It will be hard for Sarah Jessica Parker to pull in the record-setting contributions (nearly $15 million) that the Clooney event did last month. Clooney's dinner came right after President Obama came out in favor of gay marriage. Are New York's glitterati more generous than Hollywood's? There's no question that the Obama campaign is now rolling out the celebrities as to boost the 2012 campaign coffers.
On Monday night, former president Bill Clinton was the headliner as Obama and Clinton raised at least $3.6 million at three New York City events.
The evening opened with an exclusive reception hosted by billionaire investor Marc Lasry. It was followed by a gala at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel, where rocker Jon Bon Jovi was the headliner for a post-dinner concert. He sang the Beatles anthem "Here Comes the Sun." And the evening in New York closed with "Barack on Broadway" at the New Amsterdam Theater.
For their June 14 event, Parker and Wintour will reserve some seats for winners of a sweepstakes. Parker began promoting the dinner in a TV spot during the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday night.