|[May 19, 2014]
GLIDE's 15th Annual eBay Charity Auction for Power Lunch with Warren Buffett, Runs June 1 - 6
SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)--
GLIDE is pleased to announce the 15th
Annual eBay Charity Auction for Power Lunch with Warren Buffett.
Offered through eBay,
bidding for this year's charity auction runs June 1 at 7:30pm
PDT through June 6 at 7:30pm PDT.
Each year legendary investor and philanthropist Warren Buffett hosts
just one charity power lunch to help support GLIDE's programs. For the
past 15 years, Buffett's sustained commitment and the philanthropic
spirit of the winning bidders have helped raise nearly $16 million to
support GLIDE's unwavering mission to help San Francisco's residents in
The bidding starts at $25,000 and all bidders must pre-qualify prior to
placing their bids at ebay.com/glide.
The winning bidder may invite seven friends to join Buffett for lunch at
Smith & Wollensky, "the quintessential New York steakhouse." Over the
years, the winning bids have ranged from $25,000 to $3,456,789, with the
funds going to support GLIDE's programs, which help people overcome
hunger, poverty, homelessness and debilitating health challenges.
"We appreciate all of the bidders and Warren Buffett's 15-year
investment in our community," said GLIDE's Co-Founder and Minister of
Liberation Reverend Cecil Williams. "Our true mission at GLIDE
has always been to serve the poor first and foremost and Mr. Buffett's
generosity helps us do that in a powerfully human way."
"I saw people that the world had given up on, but that Cecil and Janice
had not given up on and I saw the transformative power of unconditional
love in what they were doing," said Mr. Buffett when asked why he
supports GLIDE. "It really hit me."
With unconditional support and love for all, GLIDE serves over 850,000
meals yearly; operates supportive housing; provides a health clinic; and
offers dozens of service programs that invest in people's ability to
break the cycle of poverty.
Giving Works program is part of a portfolio of programs, resources,
and tools across eBay (News - Alert) Inc. that are intended to enable and inspire
online charity donations at a scale never seen before. For information
and to pre-qualify, call 800-679-2681, email Buffett@Glide.org,
or visit ebay.com/glide.
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