Inauguration Committee Unveils Donor Web Site

Posted December 12, 2008 at 5:36pm

The Presidential Inauguration Committee unveiled a Web site Friday that allows anyone to view the committee’s donors.

The Web site, pic2009.org/donors, lists every donor who contributed $200 or more to the committee. The list is searchable by name, employer or hometown.

“From the beginning, we’ve said we’re going to plan the most open and accessible inauguration in history,” PIC co-chairwoman Penny Pritzker said in a press release, “and that includes using 21st century technology to give the American people access to information about donors to our committee.”

The Web site comes a few weeks after PIC announced that it wouldn’t accept donations from lobbyists or individual contributions in excess of $50,000. The Web site shows that by Friday, a majority of donors had made the maximum contribution.

New donations will appear on the site within 48 hours, according to the press release.