An anonymous bidder paid $610,000 in a charity auction for coffee date with Apple chief Tim Cook, the organizers said Wednesday.
(Also see: Coffee with Apple CEO gets bids of $180,000 and counting for charity)
Tim Cook auction tied the record for highest winning bid at charity
auction site Charitybuzz, according to a statement from the group and
its partner, The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human
The bid tied a record set by a 2013 Lamborghini Aventador Roadster auctioned in March 2013 for $610,000, the statement said.
truly amazed by the results of Tim Cook's remarkable donation," said
Coppy Holzman, Charitybuzz chief executive and founder.
thanks goes out to Charitybuzz's community of socially conscious bidders
here in the US and overseas we are thrilled to have amassed more
than $1 million this spring for the RFK Center's powerful work."
coffee chat with Cook was limited to two guests, who would be subject
to security screening and be responsible for their own travel and
It was the first time that Cook made his time available as part of the annual fundraising event.
center is also raising money with other celebrity-laden offers, such as
a lunch with famed filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola in California wine
country, and time with actors Robert DeNiro, Alec Baldwin or William
It plans to auction a chance to tour Space-X rocket, a
day at training camp with NFL quarterback Peyton Manning and lunch with
Robin Williams on the set of his next film.