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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Top Rated Comments

iLoveiTunes Avatar
131 months ago
cost of travel to be paid by winner... that's the only reason I didn't bid :eek: :D:rolleyes:
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rdlink Avatar
131 months 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.

:)
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venusboy Avatar
131 months ago
$ 330,001 ?? I really hope the winner didn't outbid someone by $1 !
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ChazSch Avatar
131 months ago
for that price, they should dig up Steve Jobs and Johnny animate him with strings
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0xyMoron Avatar
131 months ago
for that price, they should dig up Steve Jobs and Johnny animate him with strings

Creepy dude....
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
blackburn Avatar
131 months ago
Now imagine a lunch with Steve Jobs a few years back..
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