Four of the top ten organizations whose staff donated to President Obama’s reelection campaign were universities, data released by the Federal Election Commission (FEC) reveals.
The University of California (UC) represented the single largest employee group to donate to President Obama’s campaign in 2012, funneling $1,092,906 to assist the President in his bid to gain reelection. That number includes the university’s PACs, individual members or employees, and employee’s immediate families.
Four of the top ten organizations whose staff donated to President Obama’s campaign in 2012 were universities..
In comparison, Microsoft’s employees placed a distant second on the list, donating $761,343.
Three other universities also earned spots on the top ten list, with their faculty and staff giving large sums of money to the Obama campaign.
Harvard was number five in donations overall, giving $602,992 to the President’s campaign. Stanford donated $473,372 putting them at seventh on the list and Columbia donated $411,894 leaving the Ivy League university ninth in contributions.