President Donald Trump's inauguration drew a record-setting $107 million in donations, and records released this week show that Louisiana residents and businesses contributed more than $1 million toward that haul.
According to Financial Election Commission disclosures that were filed Tuesday, the largest Louisiana donations to Trump's inauguration were $250,000 each from HGIM LLC Corporate and HGF DB Fund LLC, both funds connected to Shane and Chad Guidry of Harvey Gulf International Marine. Shane Guidry is a close ally of Attorney General Jeff Landry.
Shipbuilder Boysie Bollinger and developer Joe Canizaro, who served in key fundraising roles for Trump in Louisiana, each contributed $100,000 toward the inaugural bash.
William LaCorte, a Metairie doctor who has reportedly made millions as a fraud whistleblower, was the only other individual to contribute $100,000.
Metairie-based offshore insurer Gray & Co., Inc. also contributed $100,000.
U.S. Rep. Garret Graves, R-Baton Rouge, was reported as contributing $300 to the festivities.
Other donors with Louisiana ties include:
- IV Capital LLC of New Orleans, $50,000.
- Ward Breaux of Loreauxville, $25,000.
- Greg Mosing of Broussard, $25,000.
- David Wills of New Orleans, $25,000.
- Edward Boettner of New Orleans, $2,500.
- Maurice Kabacoff of New Orleans, $2,500.
- Alan Leonhard Jr. of Metairie, $2,500.
- Jeffrey Pollard of Baton Rouge, $200.
- Martha Huckabay of Baton Rouge, $200.
- Cary Goss of Baton Rouge, $200.