Apple’s CEO Tim Cook announced on Thursday that he is willing to drink a $50,000 cup of coffee with the person who will have the biggest contribution during a charity auction. The online event is hosted by the New York-based Charitybuzz website and all the proceeds will be directed to the RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights, the British newspaper Telegraph informs.
Celebritybuzz is a popular website where various auctions are organized each day for a given period of time. The most recent charity auction that was posted on the website offers bidders an unusual reward. The contributor or contributors, who are willing to bid the biggest sum of money, will have the opportunity to meet Apple’s CEO Tim Cook in person and have a cup of coffee with him.
The auction is due to expire in 20 days or sooner if they manage to raise $50,000. So far, bidders have managed to raise $36,999 and organizers are convinced Tim Cook’s contribution will stimulate bidders to make bigger donations. The proceeds will be donated to the RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights.
Very few details have been provided in relation to the time or the place when the meeting between Cook and the winner of the bid will take place. The Charitybuzz rules only read that the winner of the auction is allowed to bring one more guest with him at the meeting. However, the two persons must behave properly. Charitybuzz further writes that “polite manners and respect for the generous donor and adherence to any rules or parameters are a must”.
Tim Cook is not the only public person taking part in a charity auction held at Celebritybuzz. There are many other bids available on the website that are supported by well-known celebrities like actor Robert De Niro, director Francis Ford Coppola and comedian Robin Williams. RFK Center’s president, Kerry Kennedy, expressed his gratitude to all celebrities who are fighting to carry forward Robert Kennedy’s “dream of a more just and peaceful world”.