The bidding is up to $100,100.00—over $50,000 more than yesterday, for Warren Buffet's annual lunch auction to benefit the Glide Foundation here in SF:
"Every year Warren Buffett auctions off a lunch with himself at Smith & Wollensky in New York, to benefit the Glide Foundation, a San Francisco organization that provides housing, job training, health and child care, and meals for the poor. Last year the auction was won by Hong Kong investor Zhao Danyang, who will take a group of his friends along with him when he goes to the steakhouse with Buffett this week. The honor cost him $2.11 million. Before the auction started running yesterday, fund-raisers were worried it wouldn't raise nearly the same amount this year, because, you know." [New York Magazine]
"People have said to us as they line up, they had jobs most of their lives and now they don't," said Rev. Cecil Williams, Glide's founder. "It makes them feel like they don't count. The money from the auction can help pick them up." [Reuters]
There's only three days left to go. All you have to do is go to eBay to place your bid. Considering Glide is an SF intstitution, it's too bad Mr. Buffet doesn't consider any of the steakhouses in San Francisco worthy. But if he did, where would you suggest he go? We're thinking Harris'.