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Charity Behind 'Grope-Fest' Folds

Britain's Presidents Club to close after distributing remaining funds

(Newser) - The charity organization responsible for a dinner and auction that's been skewered in the British House of Commons this week will close its doors. Trustees of the 33-year-old Presidents Club announced Wednesday the organization will shut down once its remaining funds are "distributed in an efficient manner to... More »

Elite Charity Dinner Exposed as Grope-Fest

2 female reporters for 'Financial Times' work as hostesses

(Newser) - On the surface, it was a respectable event that raised $2.8 million for charities including a world-renowned children's hospital. But a bit of digging reveals London's men-only Presidents Club Charity Dinner is the opposite of respectable, reports the Financial Times . The newspaper sent a pair of undercover... More »

A $1M Picasso Can Be Yours —for $135

All in the name of saving a 4.7K-year-old city

(Newser) - There aren't exactly any losers in this raffle: One person will walk away with a Picasso worth $1 million for the price of a single raffle ticket. The other 49,999 hopefuls can lick their wounds with the knowledge that their $135 ticket helped save an ancient city. The... More »

Lunch With Buffett Sells for 'Only' $1M

That's a big drop from his previous charity auctions

(Newser) - The annual charity auction of a private lunch with billionaire investor Warren Buffett went for just more than $1 million—a bargain price compared to past years for an opportunity to sit down with one of the world's most successful philanthropists. An anonymous donor had the high bid of... More »

Winning Bid for Coffee With Tim Cook: $610K

Apple CEO will spend up to an hour with lucky bidder

(Newser) - Someone just paid $610,000 to have coffee with Tim Cook sometime in the next year. A charity auction for up to one hour with the Apple CEO closed yesterday, and the winning bid was quite a bit higher than Charitybuzz's suggested value of $50,000, NPR reports. The... More »

Cup of Coffee With Tim Cook: Just $180K

Charity site auctions chance to chat with Apple CEO

(Newser) - Would you spend $180,000 for a half-hour with Tim Cook? If so, you're not alone: That's how high the auction price stands for coffee with the Apple CEO. The site charitybuzz is auctioning off the coffee date of 30- to 60-minutes to benefit the RFK Center for... More »

DiCaprio Pays $200K for Date With Bill Clinton

Snags auction item at Sean Penn's charity bash

(Newser) - Leonardo DiCaprio has a big date coming up, with an old married guy: Bill Clinton. The one-on-one get-together with the former president was auctioned off at a gala for Sean Penn's Haiti charity Saturday, and DiCaprio bid as much as $100,000 but was still outbid. So he proposed... More »

Lunch With Warren Buffett Goes for $3.5M

Charity auction sets record for meal with Berkshire Hathaway chairman

(Newser) - If this is how much lunch costs, one shudders to think of dinner. A private lunch with investor Warren Buffett was sold for $3.5 million yesterday, at a charity auction to help the homeless in San Francisco, reports the AP . While the Glide Foundation has raised $11.5 million... More »

Marty McFly Shoes Sell for ... $37K

To British rapper Tinie Tempah

(Newser) - Quick, what’s the most you’re willing to pay for a pair of shoes? If you’re figure was less than five-digits long, then you can’t hope to hang with British rapper Tinie Tempah, who last night spent a whopping $37,500 for the first pair of “... More »

Palin Won't Dine With Journo— Even for $60,000

Ex-governor nixes critical writer's bid in charity auction

(Newser) - A journalist willing to fork over $60,000 for a dinner with Sarah Palin found himself frozen out of a charity auction at the last minute, the Huffington Post reports. Joe McGinnis, a Palin critic who wrote a piece last fall slamming her handling of Alaska's gasline, slipped through the... More »

Lunch With Buffett Sells for $1.68M

(Newser) - Lunch with Warren Buffett is a little cheaper this year. The anonymous winner of an eBay auction for a steak lunch with the Oracle of Omaha paid $1.68 million, down from last year’s record of $2.1 million. It’s still the second highest bid in the 10-year... More »

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