President Barack Obama held a fundraiser at Hollywood star George Clooney’s house in Southern California Thursday evening, raising approximately $15 million.
The sum includes $40,000 a plate for attendees as well as funds raised through an online contest awarding two seats.
The event was co-hosted by Jeffrey Katzenberg, the head of DreamWorks animation department and guests included stars Jack Black, Barbara Streisand and Robert Downey Jr.
Prior to meeting with guests individually, the President touched on his recent support for same-sex marriage in prepared remarks.
“It was a logical extension of what America is supposed to be,” Obama said. It grew directly out of this difference in visions: Are we a country that includes everybody and gives everybody a shot and treats everybody fairly, and is that going to make us stronger?”