Thirteen supporters gave Trump Victory the $449,400 maximum. They included Dallas banker Andy Beal, whose banks have loaned Trump hundreds of millions; billionaire technology entrepreneur Darwin Deason and his wife Katerina; Palm Beach developer E. Llwyd Ecclestone and his wife Diana; New York conservative benefactor Rebekah Mercer; Laura Perlmutter, who is married to Marvel Entertainment chief executive Isaac Perlmutter; San Diego real estate developer Doug Manchester and his wife Geniya; and Las Vegas casino mogul Phil Ruffin, a close friend of Trump who is set to speak at the Republican National Convention.
Most of the money they donate is allotted for the RNC, which received a $10.1 million transfer from the committee. But not all of that money can be used freely. More than $4 million was earmarked for the party’s convention and legal accounts — funds that cannot be used to pay for the RNC’s political efforts on the ground.
Trump Victory raised $25.7 million in all during the second quarter of the year, while a second joint fundraising committee called Trump Make America Great Again brought in $6.7 million, new campaign finance filings show. The Trump campaign, which can only accept donations up to $5,400 per person, announced earlier this month that it had brought in $19.9 million in direct donations in June, while Trump personally contributed another $3.8 million. Trump Victory transferred $2.2 million to the campaign, meaning his committee brought in a total of roughly $26 million in June.