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Tim Cook Charity Lunch Auction Ends, Earning $330,001 for RFK Center

Tim Cook's second CharityBuzz auction, for a one hour lunch meeting with Cook at Apple's Cupertino headquarters, ended today at $330,001. Bids for this year's auction were quite a bit more reserved than the coffee charity meeting Cook auctioned last year, which brought in $610,000.

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The money earned from the auction will benefit the RFK Center for Justice & Human Rights, a charity that aims to achieve "a just and peaceful world by partnering with human rights leaders, teaching social justice and advancing corporate responsibility."

The winner of the auction will be able to meet with Tim Cook for approximately one hour at Apple's Cupertino campus, on a "mutually agreed upon date." The cost of the meal is included, but travel to Cupertino must be paid by the auction winner.

On May 10, Tim Cook added an additional benefit for the auction winner -- a VIP guest spot at an upcoming Apple event, announced on Twitter.
Following multiple shill bids last year, CharityBuzz implemented a credit card authorization requirement for all bidding customers, a policy that may explain why this year's auction was ultimately less popular with bidders.

(Thanks, Eric!)

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10 weeks ago
cost of travel to be paid by winner... that's the only reason I didn't bid :eek: :D:rolleyes:
Rating: 15 Votes
10 weeks ago
They should print a 3D copy of the iPhone 6 mockup, slide it across the table while Tim is taking a bite, and say, "How close is this?"

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I think what you meant to say is, it is was less popular with phony bidders.


:)
Rating: 8 Votes
10 weeks ago
for that price, they should dig up Steve Jobs and Johnny animate him with strings
Rating: 6 Votes
10 weeks ago
$ 330,001 ?? I really hope the winner didn't outbid someone by $1 !
Rating: 6 Votes
10 weeks ago
Now imagine a lunch with Steve Jobs a few years back..
Rating: 4 Votes
10 weeks ago

for that price, they should dig up Steve Jobs and Johnny animate him with strings


Creepy dude....
Rating: 4 Votes
10 weeks ago
Tim Cook value is dwindling.

The cost of the meal is included

hopefully at least a michelin star meal for that kind of price
Rating: 3 Votes
10 weeks ago
For people who would have donated that amount of money anyway, it's certainly a nice bonus to be entitled to eat with some popular CEO. ;)
Rating: 3 Votes
10 weeks ago

I think I know why....Im guessing last years winner felt he got nothing. Tim doesnt say anything, except we have some great products coming....this is what I always says and nothing more. Steve Jobs was 10x better to sugercoat an make things sound interesting, even if he didn´t reveal any secrets.

A lunch with Tim seem like one utterly boring hour imo, like talking to a rock.

If I were a millionaire I would pay a lot for a lunch with steve, that could have been an interesting chat.


If you pay $ 300k for a lunch meeting you don't give a damn about the upcoming design of the iPhone or iPad. You pay that sort of money to have a chat with a gifted businessman and to hear how they manage a company like Apple.. That's worth a lot more to a guy like that I would imagine. Don't really think it's a fan boy bidding here ;-)
Rating: 2 Votes
10 weeks ago

"...winner of the auction will be able to meet with Tim Cook for approximately one hour..."

Heaven forbid, that lunch should go over 1 hour - nice culture at Cupertino!


You clearly read this article just to find something to criticize. Having failed, this was the best you could come up with.
Rating: 2 Votes

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