Charity auctions are a popular way to give back to the community as well as benefit personally. $21,500 was donated to the Women’s Heart Center at Cedars-Sinai for a chance to meet Barbra Streisand, while a whopping $26,000 was donated to WildAid for an afternoon lunch with billionaire Richard Branson. A recent charity auction saw the donation of a hefty $2.6 million to a homeless center in California for a day with the notable Warren Buffett.
For the 18th consecutive year, Buffett auctioned off a lunch to raise money for the Glide Foundation, which helps homeless people in San Francisco. The chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway has raised more than $25 million through the auctions.
Glide provides meals, health care, job training, rehabilitation and housing support to the poor and homeless.
Having raised over $25 million through auctions, the Buffet lunch hardly disappoints as winners are wined and dined at the Smith and Wollensky steakhouse in New York. Buffett is one of the world’s highest-earning and most successful investors of all time. He is playfully dubbed the “Oracle of Omaha” from which he hails.
How much would you pay for a lunch with Warren Buffett?