SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — An auction for a lunch with billionaire investor Warren Buffett that benefits a San Francisco church kicked off its 15th year Sunday night.
In the past, Glide Memorial Baptist Church has raised as much as $3.9 million from a single fundraiser with Buffett.READ MORE: COVID Job Market: Signs Of Recovery As California Adds Jobs For 2nd Month
“Susie said, why don’t we have a bidding, a luncheon with you. He agreed, we agreed, and the agreement took place,” Reverend Cecil Williams said.
The auction launched on ebay, with bids starting at $25 thousand, and topped $100 thousand in less than an hour of bidding.READ MORE: San Francisco Supervisor Joins Calls For Emergency Funding At City College Amid Looming Layoffs
Winners get a lunch with Buffett in New York City.
Money raised helps Glide’s many programs, from sheltering the homeless, to healing the sick.
“Everyone has the responsibility of sharing their gifts, and their money, and that’s what he (Warren) believes in very strongly,” Williams said.MORE NEWS: Giants’ Pitcher Cueto Goes On 10-Day Injured List With Lat Strain
Last year’s winning bid was just over $1 million.