Would you like to have a lunch with Apple CEO Tim Cook at the company’s impressive Apple Park headquarters in Cupertino, California? If so, bid on the Charitybuzz website before May 16 at 3pm EDT for your chance to score an one-hour lunch with the CEO of the world’s most powerful publicly traded corporation.
At the time of this writing, nine bids have been entered for a total of $84,888 with the auction listing an estimated value of $100,000. Proceeds from the charity auction will be donated to the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights.
The lunch is valid for 2 people.
Cost of the meal is included in your bid and the experience cannot be resold or re-auctioned.
Travel and accommodations are not included.
“We expect all winning bidders and their guests to conduct themselves appropriately when attending an experience won at Charitybuzz,” the charity marketing firm said. “Polite manners and respect for the generous donor and adherence to any rules or parameters are a must.”
From the Charitybuzz listing:
As CEO and a member of the board of directors, Tim is overseeing a company-wide effort to use 100 percent renewable energy at all Apple facilities and has helped improve conditions for workers who make the company’s products.
He is also continuing Apple’s efforts to advance the company’s inclusion and diversity and to invest in schools where technology can have a tremendous impact, as part of the ConnectED initiative.
Under Tim’s leadership, Apple initiated a program to match employee donations, has given millions of dollars to the American Red Cross and is the largest corporate donor to (RED) to fight AIDS in Africa.
Cook is a busy man: the website notes that it may take up to one year to schedule the lunch based on availability. The winning bidder and their guest(s) will be subject to security screening (this is Apple we’re talking about after all).
This is how much Cook’s previous Charitybuzz campaigns have raised:
Apple’s boss was recently honored with the Newseum’s Free Speech award for creating technology that has changed the way people communicate and for using his position to take a public stand on issues like racial equality, privacy, the environment and LGBT rights.
While this is the fifth year in a row that Cook has partnered with Charitybuzz, it’s the first year that the winning bidder gets to visit Apple Park.
The most recent 4K drone footage of Apple Park shows continuing construction progress as finishing touches are being put on the new campus sprawling across 175 acres of parkland with 9,000 freshly planted mature trees.
The main ring-shaped build is clad entirely by the world’s largest panels of curved glass and files as the world’s largest office building. And with 17 megawatts of rooftop solar, Apple Park will run one of the largest on-site solar energy installations in the world.