Presented By
Actor Bradley Cooper, left, and Suki Waterhouse arrive to a state dinner hosted by U.S. President Barack Obama and U.S. first lady Michelle Obama in honor of French President Francois Hollande at the White House on February 11, 2014 in Washington.
Andrew Harrer—Pool/Getty Images

Invitations to White House State Dinners are hard to come by, but there’s an easy way in: donate heavily to the president.

The White House released a list of expected attendees for Tuesday night’s dinner hosting French President François Hollande, including lawmakers, administration officials, journalists, and celebrities—as well as a healthy crop of Democratic donors.

Top Obama bundlers Mark Gallogly, Joan and Irwin Jacobs and Cappy McGarr were just some of the monied names on the list. Celebrities including Bradley Cooper, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Mindy Kaling, Stephen Colbert, and J.J. Abrams all are expected to attend, as are Republican lawmakers Eric Cantor and Paul Ryan. CNN boss Jeff Zucker and New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson are also on the list.

The full roster of attendees is below:

More Must-Reads From TIME

Contact us at

You May Also Like