Notorious fundraiser site CharityBuzz is auctioning off a lunch with Tim Cook and two VIP tickets to an Apple keynote event. All proceeds from the bid will go to Robert F. Kennedy for Justice and Human Rights group, where Cook recently joined the board.
The lunch with the Apple CEO will take place at the company’s headquarters in Cupertino, California. The hour-long lunch is valid for one winner and one guest. Meal costs are included, however, the bidder will have to pay for travel and the stay.
While CharityBuzz has not let out any specific details, it seems like the highest bidder might be able to attend the upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference in June. The sit down with him, however, could take up to one year, depending on Cook’s availability. Chances are, the lunch could take place at Apple’s in-progress Campus 2.
The current highest bid has topped $125,000 and is climbing with just nine days left in the auction. But, it’s highly overshadowed by the highest bids of the past. Together with CharityBuzz, Cook has raised: $200,000 in 2015, $330,001 in 2014, and $610,000 in 2013. Apple executives including, Eddy Cue and Ian Rogers have participated in similar fundraising campaigns over the year.
We admire Tim Cook’s stances on so many critical issues of the day. Cook is listed by TIME magazine as one of the world’s 100 most influential people. In 2015, he ranked #1 on Fortune’s list of the World’s Greatest Leaders, and in 2014.
Bidding for the infamous lunch started late last week and will run through next Thursday, May 5, 2016, after 3.30 p.m. ET.