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.


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