Apple CEO Charity Auction Brings in $300K

The CharityBuzz auction for a lunch date with Apple CEO Tim Cook has closed, and it brought in US$300,001 for the RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights. The auction beat its $100,000 goal, but didn't bring in as much as Mr. Cook's previous charity auction.

Lunch with Tim Cook is worth $300,000 for charityLunch with Tim Cook is worth $300,000 for charity

The RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights was founded as a living memorial for Robert F. Kennedy by his friends and family, and is one of the world's leading human rights organizations. It was founded in 1968 and has been working to improve rights for people around the world ever since.

The auction winner gets to bring a friend along for their lunch with Mr. Cook, and thanks to a surprise add-on, will be a VIP guest at an upcoming Apple event. Lunch will be covered, but the winner must cover the expense of getting there.

Mr. Cook's previous CharityBuzz auction raised $610,000 for the RFK Center and was just a coffee date instead of lunch. CharityBuzz hasn't said who placed the winning bid.