Tom Daschle is speaking in Aberdeen tomorrow. The Aberdeen paper tells me that our former Senator will be speaking at the Aspire Foundation’s inaugural dinner and fundraiser at the Dakota Event Center out back of the Holiday and Hampton Inns (and next to Target—come do some shopping, Tom!).
According to the Aspire Foundation’s RSVP sheet, $50 gets you dinner and a seat at the back of the hall. Sponsor a table for $400 and you get your name on the program. Kick in $750 or $1,500, and you get an autograph and photo with Daschle while mingling at the exclusive social hour (well, three-quarters hour) before dinner.
And in a fun bit of regressive tax incentive, low-end ticket buyers get to claim 60% of their ticket as a charitable deduction. At $750, you can claim a 78.6% deduction. Top donors get to claim 89.3%.
Aspire manages several group homes and provides jobs for Aberdonians with developmental disabilities.