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GLIDE In The News: Post-Auction Media Coverage for the Power of One Charity Auction Lunch with Warren Buffett

GLIDE and eBay’s annual Power of One Charity Auction Lunch with Warren Buffett has made history with a winning bid of $19,000,100. To date, the event has raised more than $53 million to support GLIDE’s transformative programs and services that lift people out of poverty, hunger, and homelessness, and advance equity through systems change.

The $19 million final bid in this grand finale of the Power of One Charity Auction Lunch with Warren Buffett drove media coverage about GLIDE from coast to coast. Since the conclusion of the one-of-a-kind auction on Friday, June 17, there were more than 630 online and broadcast news stories about GLIDE that were carried across all 50 states and Washington, D.C., with syndication outlets such as Reuters helping to drive nationwide attention. This news roundup highlights some of the most notable articles and broadcast stories, including a local report by the SF Business Times, which features GLIDE President and CEO Karen Hanrahan reflecting on the remarkable winning bid, “It’s a tribute to Warren Buffett. It’s a tribute to the partnership that Warren Buffett and GLIDE have formed over more than two decades.” Read more from the SF Business Times and other stories below.

Media Highlights:

  • 6/17 SF Business Times: Update: Warren Buffett’s last lunch auction to benefit Glide fetches stunning record price

  • 6/18 Business Insider: Mystery Bidder Pays Record $19 Million for Lunch With Warren Buffett
    • Yahoo: Mystery bidder pays record $19 million in charity auction for lunch with Warren Buffett

  • 6/18 NY Post: Bidder pays $19M for charity lunch with Warren Buffett

  • 6/18 Reuters: Warren Buffett charity lunch fetches winning bid of $19mln
    • CNBC: Warren Buffett charity lunch fetches winning bid of $19 million

  • 6/18 The Wall Street Journal: Warren Buffett’s Last Charity Lunch Auction Draws Record $19 Million Bid

  • 6/18 Barron’s: Lunch With Warren Buffett Goes For A Whopping $19 Mn…Tip Included?

  • 6/18 Benzinga: Here’s How Much Someone Just Paid To Have Lunch With Warren Buffett

  • 6/18 AP: Warren Buffett’s final charity lunch draws record $19M bid
    • ABC News: Warren Buffett’s final charity lunch draws record $19M bid
    • Washington Post: Warren Buffett’s final charity lunch draws record $19M bid
    • SF Chronicle: Warren Buffett’s final charity lunch draws record $19M bid
    • Markets Insider: GLIDE, eBay and Warren Buffett Celebrate the Grand Finale Power of One Charity Auction Lunch With Record-Breaking Winning Bid
    • CBS News: Anonymous bidder shells out record $19 million for lunch with Warren Buffett
    • NBC Chicago: Bidder Spends $19 Million for Lunch With Warren Buffett
    • The Hill: Warren Buffett’s final charity lunch draws record $19M bid

  • 6/18 Fortune: Buffett’s last lunch auction draws record $19 million bid: ‘It’s been nothing but good’

  • 6/18 Hypebeast: Lunch With Warren Buffett Fetches $19 Million USD at eBay Auction

  • 6/20 CNN: Someone paid $19 million for a steak lunch with Warren Buffett

  • 6/20 Entrepreneur: Someone Just Paid Tens of Millions (4x the Former Record) to Have a Steak Lunch With Warren Buffett

  • 6/20 USA Today: How much does a steak lunch with Warren Buffett cost? Just $19 million.

  • 6/20 SFist: GLIDE’s ‘Lunch With Warren Buffett’ Auction Fetches Record $19 Million

  • 6/21 Tasting Table: Would You Pay $19 Million To Eat Steak With Warren Buffett?