It’s time to dine with Tim Cook at Apple’s HQ in Cupertino. One lucky (and generous) bidder has won Charitybuzz’s fundraiser campaign to have lunch with the Apple CEO at 1 Infinite Loop, plus attend a future Apple event during the next 12 months. Apple’s Campus 2 opens early next year, so it’s possible the winner could wait to visit Apple’s new location before the offer expires.
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The $515,000 raised from the winning bid at the end of the auction will support the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights group, where Cook recently joined the board. The prize was officially valued at $100,000, but bidding quickly surpassed that amount after a few days when we last visited the auction.
Cook’s Charitybuzz campaign raising $515,000 compares to previous efforts in past years including $200,000 in 2015, $330,001 in 2014, and $610,000 in 2013. Bidding was extended multiple times after late entries were made during the last 10 minutes of the scheduled auction.