toggle

AAPL Stock: 122.37 ( -0.62 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

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 Assuming the bid turns out to be valid -- the first auction got hit with a fake bid, withdrawn before the end -- the winning bid is more than three times the amount the meetup was expected to raise.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

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

HP 14-x030nr 14-inch Chromebook

If you're like us, chances are you've come to realize that you need the ability to access the Internet on the go. Also, you've prob ...

15-inch MacBook Pro with Force Touch

Apple's 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro continues to be a popular notebook with professional users and prosumers looking for the ultimate ...

Typo keyboard for iPad

Following numerous legal shenanigans between Typo -- a company founded in part by Ryan Seacrest -- and the clear object of his physica ...

toggle

Most Commented