"The generosity of Warren Buffett and the eBay for Charity auction bidders allows us to build bridges of compassion, hope and love for everyone, regardless of age, race, gender or country of origin," says Williams in a written statement.
"Mr. Buffett is a steadfast believer in the power of inclusion and opportunity, and that's what we provide to San Francisco's most marginalized residents. Through our programs, we are a beacon of hope and a sanctuary of unconditional love for all."
Lunch with the Oracle of Omaha has gone for as much as $3.5 million, in 2016 and 2012. The lunch wasn't always so pricey. In 2001, the second year it was auctioned off, the meal with Buffett went for a bargain basement (comparatively, of course) $18,600, according to historical data obtained by CNBC Make It from the Glide church.
The direct fundraising for Glide church is only one small part of the philanthropic work Buffett does. As the co-founder of the Giving Pledge, the octogenarian investor, currently worth $76 billion according to Forbes, has pledged to give away more than half of his wealth.
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