$781K Raised for Gov.-Elect Baker's Inaugural

He is scheduled to be sworn in on Jan. 8

Gov.-elect Charlie Baker has collected more than $781,000 in donations from supporters to help pay for his inaugural celebrations.

At least 16 companies and individuals have given $25,000, the self-imposed cap that Baker set for donations to his inaugural committee.

Those donating the maximum include New Balance, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance, Cumberland Farms and the trustees of Boston University.

Others donating between $10,000 and $20,000 include Verizon, Staples, Fallon Community Health Plan, the State Police Association of Massachusetts, First Wind Energy and the Beer Distributors of Massachusetts.

Baker is set to be sworn in on Jan. 8.

He's planned a series of events including an inaugural night celebration at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Capacity at the event is about 5,000. Individual tickets are $50.

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