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GLIDE’s Annual eBay Auction for Power Lunch with Warren Buffett, June 2 – 7, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO - Thursday, May 23rd 2013 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Warren Buffett, legendary investor and philanthropist, will host his one-and-only charity power lunch to benefit one of the country’s most respected and beloved charities, San Francisco’s GLIDE, who is celebrating its 50th year of supporting the City’s neediest residents. Now in its 14th year, the annual eBay Auction for Power Lunch with Warren Buffett opens June 2 at 7:30pm PDT and closes Friday, June 7 at 7:30pm PDT. Last year’s winning bid set a world-record at $3,456,789.

The bidding starts at $25,000 and all bidders will be pre-qualified prior to placing their bids. To pre-qualify, please visit: The winning bidder may invite seven friends to join Buffett for lunch at Smith & Wollensky, "the quintessential New York steakhouse.” For information on the auction, visit or call 415.674.6001 or email For more information about GLIDE, visit

"As we mark 50 years in San Francisco, GLIDE is incredibly grateful to the long-term support we’ve received from Warren Buffett,” said GLIDE’s Founder and Minister of Liberation Reverend Cecil Williams. "Thanks to his vision, our ongoing partnership with eBay for 11 years, and the generosity of the winning bidders, we’ve been able to provide unconditional support to our neediest neighbors and help people regain control of their lives.”

"There's all kinds of people that need that kind of help, and I don't think anybody is better at providing it than GLIDE," said Warren Buffett.

50 years ago, Reverend Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani launched a movement shaped by unconditional love that changed the lives of those around them one by one. GLIDE became the heart of the city and the life force of a beloved community. In addition to serving over 800,000 meals each year, GLIDE also provides supportive housing; a nationally recognized professional nurse-based community health clinic; an educational and productive urban rooftop garden and dozens of service programs designed to help with people’s basic needs. GLIDE’s programs provide direct and compassionate benefits for thousands each year, regardless of income, gender, religion, political persuasion and any other factor.


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