Bid for the Power Lunch of a Lifetime With Warren Buffett

    Annual eBay Charity Auction June 24 - 29 Benefits Glide Foundation

    SAN FRANCISCO, June 11 /CNW/ - Investors, stop guessing about the right
investment, and raise your virtual paddles to bid on a power lunch with Warren
Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. The annual Warren Buffett Lunch charity
auction listed on eBay benefits San Francisco's Glide Foundation. Last year's
winner bid over $600,000 for the lunch of a lifetime in New York City with Mr.
Buffett. This year's auction opens Sunday, June 24th at 7:00 p.m. PDT and
closes Friday, June 29 at 7:00 p.m. PDT.

    Each year, Mr. Buffett generously offers one "power lunch" - and only one
- as a charity item, and for the last eight years, the beneficiary has been
the Glide Foundation, of which Buffett has remarked "is a remarkable
organization that gives help and hope to those society has forgotten."

    The winning bidder will have the opportunity to invite seven friends to
join him or her and Buffett for lunch. The bidding starts at $25,000 and all
bidders will be pre-qualified through Kompolt, ( the online
auction agency for creating successful, high-value and high-profile
promotional and charity auctions. To pre-qualify, visit:

    "The opportunity to sit down with Mr. Buffett - the world's greatest
businessman - and at the same time support a great organization that helps
thousands of people was worth every penny," said Yong Ping Duan, last year's

    The lunch will be listed through eBay Giving Works and hosted by Smith &
Wollensky in New York City. Alan Stillman, CEO of Smith & Wollensky, has
agreed to donate $10,000 for the privilege of hosting the lunch.

    "We're so grateful for Warren's support of our organization. His
generosity and spirit allows us to offer real help to real people in real
time," stated Reverend Cecil Williams, Glide's founder.

    Located in the Tenderloin, one of San Francisco's harshest urban
environments, Glide Foundation is an oasis that has served the poor and
disenfranchised for over 40 years. From serving one million meals a year, to
operating a medical clinic, to youth job training, to offering weekly
spiritual celebrations at Glide Church, and more - Glide is many things to
many people.

    For information about the Buffett Lunch, call 415.674.6072 or email For information about Glide visit

For further information:

For further information: For Glide Foundation Denise Lamott,
415-897-5089 (Media)

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