Home » Extra Extra » Campaign finance reform spawning young donors Extra Extra Campaign finance reform spawning young donors By Extra Extra | 10.30.2007 The Washington Post. "Although campaign finance laws set a limit of $2,300 per donor per campaign, they do not explicitly bar donors based on age. And young donors abound in the fundraising reports filed by presidential contenders this year." Contributions from donors identifing themselves as "students" have risen significantly in the last several years, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Students gave $338,464 in the first six months of 2000, compared to $1,967,111 this year.