If you contribute more than $50 to a committee, the committee is required to use its best efforts to collect and publicly disclose on a financial report your name, address, occupation and employer, as well as the date and amount of your contribution. Committees sometimes request this information even for smaller contributions, since the $50 reporting threshold applies to your total contributions to one committee during an election cycle. For example, you may make several small contributions to a committee during a year. Once these contributions add up to over $50, the committee must report the contributor information. You may donate up to $5100 an election cycle. Donations must be made from personal accounts not business accounts.