Aberly, who is married to hedge fund manager Larry Lebowitz, is a known quantity in Democratic circles. She has given lots of time and money to groups like Planned Parenthood, serving as board chair of the North Texas chapter, and Annie's List, which supports (left-leaning) women candidates seeking public office in the state. She's donated widely to Democratic candidates and causes.
In the lead-up to the 2008 election, she began serving as a bundler for Obama, one of the people who gather checks from their friends and acquaintances before handing them to the campaign in a large, neat package. She raised, according the New York Times, on the order of $400,000.
That was then, before the Democrats became seriuosly outgunned by deep-pocketed Republican Super PACs, and this is now. According to the Times, Aberly has raised $1.14 million for Obama's 2012 campaign, roughly three times what she pulled in in 2008.more » « less