Bill and Hillary Clinton to hold fundraiser for Horns Fund to help Horns of Hope organization
Bill and Chelsea Clinton are set to hold a fundraiser for the Horns Of Hope organization to help veterans of the American war in the Horn of Africa.
The Clintons will be holding the fundraiser at the Hyatt Regency in Washington, D.C. The event is set for Sunday, Aug. 25, at 2 p.m. and will feature a “special event reception.”
The fundraising dinner is being sponsored by Horns founder and chairman, Mike Horn, and is being held in honor of Hillary Clinton.
Horns has previously announced that he plans to donate $10 million to the Clinton campaign in the 2018 midterm elections.
Horn said during an interview that he expects to raise more than $20 million for the Clinton Foundation and the Horn Foundation.
Horn, who was a member of the Democratic National Committee in the 2000s, will serve as the keynote speaker at the fundraiser.
Horn also noted that Horns family was “truly humbled” by the presidential endorsement of Hillary in January.
Horn’s foundation has also contributed to Clinton’s 2016 campaign and is scheduled to deliver an endorsement speech at the Democratic convention in Philadelphia.
Horn is also a co-founder of the Clinton Global Initiative.
The Horns are an African American nonprofit organization founded in 1994 and based in Columbia, South Carolina.
Horn and his wife, Chelsea, were among the founders of the organization in the 1990s, when Horn and other African American activists helped establish the African American Leadership Conference, a grassroots advocacy organization focused on African American issues.
Horn founded the group in 2004 and the couple has been involved in advocacy work for African American causes ever since.
Horn became the first African American elected to the South Carolina State Senate in 2018.
Horn recently announced that his family is “working toward building a better future for our children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren,” according to his website.
Horn has said that he is committed to continuing his fight for change, including advocating for the rights of veterans.