Three prominent fundsters are backers of a new get-out-the-vote effort, and one of them also hosted an exclusive political fundraiser last month.
| Robert Lloyd Reynolds
Putnam Investments / Great-West Lifeco U.S.
President, CEO / Chairman
(chairman and CEO of Vanguard Group
), Ron O'Hanley
(chairman and CEO of State Street
, and former CEO of its SSGA
arm), and Bob Reynolds
(president and CEO of Putnam Investments
) are among 100-plus CEOs lining up behind A Day for Democracy
, which was unveiled
yesterday. The coalition's members have promised to boost voter registration and participation (including by mail-in ballot) among the employees of their companies.
Meanwhile, last month, Putnam's Reynolds lent his support in another aspect of the political process: campaign fundraising. The Associated Press
, the Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror
, and a local NBC
station all reported that on Saturday, July 25, Reynolds hosted a fundraiser for the reelection campaign of U.S. President Donald Trump (R). The luncheon at Reynolds' Nantucket home reportedly cost $25,000 per ticket and drew about 30 guests, and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence
(R) flew in for the occasion. (Massachusetts governor Charlie Baker, also a Republican, reportedly met Pence at the airport but did not attend the fundraiser.)
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