Michele Singer Reiner, Beverly Hills, CA
$26,400 to winners, $1,300,000 to losers
Michele Singer Reiner is a photographer, producer and social activist. In 1989, she married filmmaker Rob Reiner. In 1997, the couple started the Parents’ Action for Children foundation, which seeks to raise public awareness about the importance of prenatal care in children’s development. She worked with Newsweek to produce an issue on early-childhood development and produced a prime-time ABC special. She serves as treasurer of the American Foundation for Equal Rights, which is sponsoring a federal court challenge to Proposition 8. The measure, which voters passed in 2008, banned gay marriage in California.
Total contributions: $1,326,400
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