“We need you to keep on writin’ those checks!,” she said, according to a pool report of one of the events. “And if you haven’t maxed out, you know what’s my motto: Max out! Let’s say it again, max out! And if you’ve maxed out, get your friends to give and max out!”
“It sounds kind of baller too, maxing out!,” she added. “Everyone here should be maxed out!”
The first fundraiser was at the Park Avenue private residence of clothing designer Tory Burch on the East side of Manhattan. About 100 people paid between $5,000 to $25,000 for the event. The second event was an LGBT Gala, where approximately 350 people paid up to $32,400 to see the first lady speak.