On Friday, June 9, 2017 was the 18th Annual Warren Buffett Power Lunch Auction at San Francisco Heritage Center (formerly Yoshi’s). It was another great auction for the GLIDE foundation closing out at $2,679,001. The auction winner receives lunch with Warren Buffett himself and seven friends. All proceeds benefit the GLIDE Foundation’s numerous community programs. The auction was followed via steaming at the event, and culminated with the nail-biting live countdown of the last 60 seconds and announcement of the winner.

Guests enjoyed performances by the world-renowned GLIDE Ensemble and Change Band and dance-worthy music by DJ King Most. In addition, guests nibbled on delicious treats such as shrimp & grits from 1300 on Fillmore, GLIDE’s famous fried chicken, assorted sushi from Super Mira Market and more. Rounding out the night were remarks commemorating the evening’s events by Reverend Cecil Williams, Janice Mirikitani, Amy Errett and Rita Shimin of GLIDE, along with Devin Wenig, CEO of eBay.

Special thanks to 1300 on Fillmore, Alain McLaughlin Photography, Black Bark BBQ, Denise Lamott PR, DJ King Most, eBay for Charity, Impact Lighting, Studio B, YouTube and all of the fantastic GLIDE volunteers.