President Barack Obama heads West on Wednesday, continuing his push for stricter gun control regulations in Denver before heading to California for the first major fund-raising swing of his second term.
Obama has four events on his schedule: Two in San Francisco on Wednesday night to benefit the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and two just south of the city in Atherton on Thursday morning to benefit the Democratic National Committee.
Not surprisingly, the hosts of all the events have previously donated to the president at some point in his political career, and some have even written sizable donations to Priorities USA Action, the super PAC supporting Obama's 2012 reelection bid.
But one host's donation history is a bit more unorthodox.
Mark Heising sits on the board of the Bipartisan Policy Center and currently serves as managing director at Medley Partners, an investment company he founded in 2004.
While most of Heising's political donations in recent years have gone to Democratic candidates, he also has supported moderate House Republicans.
They include Chris Shays of Connecticut, Mary Bono Mack of California and, in 2008, Fred Upton of Michigan. He also contributed to the campaign of former Rep. Nan Hayworth of New York last year.
Heising donated to the 2008 presidential primary campaigns of both Obama and Republican Mitt Romney.
The Tuesday evening events are cohosted by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, with tickets starting at $5,000 for access to a cocktail reception at the home of Kat Taylor and Tom Steyer, and $32,400 for dinner and a photo with the president at Ann and Gordon Getty's San Francisco mansion.
According to records released by Obama for America, Steyer raised between $50,000 and $100,000 as a bundler for the president's 2012 reelection campaign.
The Gettys hosted a fund-raiser for then-Sen. Obama during the 2008 Democratic primaries and contributed $35,800 each -- the maximum legally allowed -- to Obama's joint victory fund in 2012.
Obama heads to Stanford University on Thursday for a brunch at the home of Liz Simons and Mark Heising followed by a lunch at the home of Marcia and John Goldman.
A $32,400 donation to the Democratic Party will get you access to the brunch and a photo with the president.
Tickets to the lunch begin at $1,000, but increase to $5,000 for a photo with Obama and $20,000 to attend an even more exclusive reception.