Apple is not a stranger to offering up special rewards for those that want to donate quite a big chunk of change to charity.
In the past, specific charity auctions have resulted in a wide range of rewards, including a lunch with Apple’s CEO Tim Cook, or getting the chance to meet Apple’s Eddy Cue (and get a MacBook Air at the same time). Now, the company’s latest effort with a Charitybuzz auction will have the lucky winner and one guest (or up to three children if the family wants to get involved) get a chance to tour Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California.
The tour itself was donated by Apple’s Vice President of Education, John Couch, and the estimated value on the landing page for the auction is $50,000.
“Bid now for an exclusive tour of the Apple Headquarters in Cupertino with Vice President of Education, John Couch.
As Apple’s vice president of Education, John Couch has been responsible for driving Apple’s renewed success in the education market. He has over forty years experience as a computer scientist, executive and advocate for technology in education. During his current tenure at Apple, John has grown Apple’s education business to 9 billion dollars.“
Couch has been with Apple for quite some time, but he started at Hewlett-Packard in 1972 as a software engineer. In 1978 he was asked by Steve Jobs to join Apple as the Director of New Products, and he would go on to become the Vice President/General Manager of the Lisa division, while also becoming the company’s first Vice President of Software.
At the time of publication, the auction is running for another 14 days, 3 hours and 39 minutes.