One million dollars will get you VIP tickets to Ron DeSantis inauguration festivities
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. 1/8/19-First Lady Casey DeSantis and Gov. Ron DeSantis during Florida's 46th Governor's Inaugural Ball, Tuesday in Tallahassee.

Five top donors will be named Inauguration Chairs.

Five lucky groups can pay for VIP access to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ inauguration for the price of $1 million.

The package is the top prize for donations to the Republican Party of Florida (RPOF). Paying top dollar earns VIP tickets and more, including recognition as an “Inauguration Chair” Sponsor in the Governor’s Inaugural Ball.

Prize packages range from $25,000 to the $1 million package, but only five packages each are available in the $1 million and $500,000 cohorts.

At the starting price, donors earn two VIP tickets for the swearing-in ceremony, two VIP tickets to the Governor’s Inaugural Ball, two commemorative inaugural gift packages and recognition as a sponsor of the ball.

The final tier earns 10 tickets to the Candlelight Dinner, swearing-in ceremony tickets and Inaugural Ball; two tickets to A Toast to One Million Mamas; 10 commemorative inaugural gift packages; a photo opportunity; and recognition as an Inaugural Chair. Prizes for the $500,000 tier are the same as the $1 million tier, except donors are recognized as a “Host Committee Sponsor” instead of an Inaugural Chair.

The Republican Governor will be officially sworn in for a second term on Jan. 3 at noon. With a decisive victory on Election Night and new Republican supermajorities in both houses of the Legislature, DeSantis will begin his second term with a clear mandate from Florida voters.

The RPOF donation packages, marked under a mock seal for the Governor of the “Free State of Florida,” include access to the inauguration hotels and VIP transportation. VIPs will have preferred seating to all inauguration activities. However, sponsors must register for each event or they will lose their tickets.

Ticket registration closes at the end of business on Dec. 22. Sponsorship contributions are due no later than Dec. 28.

DeSantis’ first inauguration was more low-key than former Gov. Rick Scott’s. Scott held an inauguration parade. DeSantis opted instead to hold a baptism ceremony for his son, Mason, who was then the first couple’s youngest child.

Renzo Downey

Renzo Downey covers state government for Florida Politics. After graduating from Northwestern University in 2019, Renzo began his reporting career in the Lone Star State, covering state government for the Austin American-Statesman. Shoot Renzo an email at [email protected] and follow him on Twitter @RenzoDowney.


  • Elliott Offen

    December 5, 2022 at 4:29 pm

    Oh my God what hogs. Unbelievable these poor rednecks vote themselves into the poor house by voting GOP hog. Just no self esteem left for the trailer park Trumpists.

    • Chris

      December 16, 2022 at 11:18 am

      Oh, just put your mask back on and follow the dictates of Dr. Fauci. 🤣

  • ScienceBLVR

    December 5, 2022 at 7:13 pm a Florida public school educator can I afford to purchase a seat at the GuvNor’s table? Nope, and even if I could, I’d have to keep my mouth shut, right? No academic freedom or reality based curriculum in this state. Burn them books Boys!

  • DeAnn Burgess

    December 5, 2022 at 10:48 pm

    This is insane! We have people with Intellectual and Developmental disabilities across the state of Florida going without supports and services and hes doing this? Florida is approximately 49th in the country for support and services for people with disabilities. There are over 20,000 people with disabilities on a waitlist to get medically necessary services. Some have been on the waitlist for approximately 10-20 years. Some are said to not even be found. Many can’t even get a dentist because of the system. How is this ethically right? I am a republican, but I refuse to agree with this type of behavior when I witness people with disabilities, their families and providers struggling to survive day to day at the hands of these leaders. People with disabilities, their families and providers deserve a full investigative report done on the inhumane crisis that continues.

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