WASHINGTON—President Biden’s inaugural committee raised $61.8 million for the televised virtual event that marked the beginning of his administration, drawing donations from companies, labor unions, wealthy individuals, and voters giving in small amounts, a new campaign finance filing shows.
The Tuesday filing with the Federal Election Commission by the nonprofit inaugural committee is the first full accounting of Biden donors and the amounts they gave.
Mr. Biden’s inaugural haul was lower than the record $106 million raised by former President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee in 2017, but it was higher than the $53 million raised for former President Barack Obama’s 2009 inaugural celebration.
About half of the money raised by the Biden inaugural committee came from wealthy individuals donating the most the committee allowed—$500,000—or from companies, labor unions and advocacy groups.
Beyond large, lump-sum donations, the committee received $12 million, or about 20% of its total, from people giving $200 or less.
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