20th Annual eBay Power Lunch with Warren Buffett Auction

Our annual charity auction celebrated its 20th Anniversary this year!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 20th Anniversary of the Power of One Lunch on Friday, May 31st.

Together we celebrated a record-breaking year: lunch with Warren Buffett went for $4,567,888! All of these funds go to GLIDE’s innovative programs and essential services supporting thousands of our neighbors in need in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood.

We are grateful to the winner, Justin Sun, for his immense generosity, and to Mr. Buffett, for 20+ years of friendship and fundraising.

Photos from the Event

Event Photos by Alain McLaughlin

Step and Repeat Photos by Ashleigh Reddy

GLIDE in the News

Bay Area man pays record price for Glide’s Warren Buffett lunch to chat about blockchain tech
San Francisco Business Times  |  June 3, 2019

Why this man paid over $4.5 million to have lunch with Warren Buffett (VIDEO)
CNBC  |  June 4, 2019

Crypto Pioneer Justin Sun Pays $4.57 Million for Warren Buffett Lunch
New York Times  |   June 3, 2019

Cryptocurrency pioneer pays $4.57m for lunch with Warren Buffett
The Independent  |  June 4, 2019

Warren Buffett charity lunch auction raises record amount for GLIDE
San Francisco Business Times  |  May 31, 2019

Sharing a Meal with Warren Buffett Costs $4.5 Million (VIDEO)
3rd Hour of TODAY  |  June 3, 2019

Relive the night – watch the live streamed event


Karen Hanrahan and Janice Mirikitani at the Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders Meeting

GLIDE President & CEO Karen Hanrahan and Co-Founder Janice Mirikitani were LIVE from Omaha at the Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders Meeting on Saturday, May 4, 2019! They discussed 20 years of friendship and partnership with Warren Buffett and the amazing influence of the annual Power Lunch With Warren Buffett auction on eBay.

Karen Hanrahan and Warren Buffett and 20 Years of Friendship

In April, Karen Hanrahan journeyed to Omaha to speak with Warren Buffett about GLIDE, personal and societal transformation, and of course, unconditional love. Check out the exclusive series!


“It makes a difference. It translates into human beings finding that there is hope in life and that something better is there. The rest of the society may have given up on them, but GLIDE is going to give them a chance to find out what their real potential is.”

—Warren Buffett