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Tim Cook charity luncheon auction ends at over $330,000

updated 05:41 pm EDT, Tue May 13, 2014

Travel, lodging for trip to see Apple CEO not included

Tim Cook's second charity auction, selling a lunch with the Apple CEO, has ended -- bringing in over $330,000 for the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights. The winner is as of yet unnamed, but can bring a guest, with both attendees expected to undergo a security screening prior to the event. Travel and lodging are not included in the purchase price. A previous coffee meeting with Cook, auctioned off a year ago, fetched $610,000.

While the amount raised this time is just over half the amount bid in the first meeting, the original coffee meeting was seen as a novel opportunity to gain access to the CEO of America's most profitable company. It now appears Cook is willing to auction the meetings on an annual basis, supporting a charity he has closely identified with throughout his professional career.

CharityBuzz does not provide completed auction prices, but AppleInsider reader Eric took a screen capture of the charity sale just before completion at $330,001. Assuming the bid turns out to be valid -- the first auction got hit with a fake bid, withdrawn before the end -- the winning bid is more than three times the amount the meetup was expected to raise.

by MacNN Staff



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