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Lunch with Bill Ackman

Bid now to win the opportunity for you and a lucky guest to meet billionaire investor, Bill Ackman, over a private lunch in New York City. Bill will also generously match the winning bid of the auction to support the David Lynch Foundation.

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About Bill Ackman

Bill Ackman is the CEO of Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P., an SEC-registered investment adviser founded in 2003. Mr. Ackman is Chairman of The Howard Hughes Corporation (NYSE:HHC) and a member of the board of Universal Music Group N.V. (NA:UMG).

He serves as a member of the Investor Advisory Committee on Financial Markets for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and a member of the Board of Dean's Advisors of the Harvard Business School.

Mr. Ackman is co-trustee of the Pershing Square Foundation, a family foundation, that supports exceptional leaders and innovative organizations tackling important social issues and delivering scalable and sustainable impact across the globe.

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This Auction Supports At-risk New Yorkers on the Frontlines

New York's frontline healthcare workers, police and veterans battle anxiety, depression, addiction and suicidality every day. Fortunately, published research has found simple meditation techniques to be a highly effective tool for reducing the stress and promoting health and resilience in their lives.The David Lynch Foundation is partnering with New York City hospitals and medical centers to bring the benefits of Transcendental Meditation to 10,000 doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers—as well as police, fire fighters, and veterans in the City.

David Lynch Foundation

The David Lynch Foundation is a 501(c)(3) founded in 2005 to address the epidemic of toxic stress and trauma among at-risk populations through the use of the evidence-based Transcendental Meditation technique. DLF has provided scholarships for more than one million at-risk adults and children to learn to meditate in the US and worldwide.

Additional information

If the winner elects to redeem the lunch in person
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  • Lunch will be scheduled for a future date when both parties feel it would be appropriate to have an in-person meeting.
  • Scheduling is subject to the donor's availability.
  • All COVID-19 protocols required by Mr. Ackman's office must be followed.
  • Both attendees must submit proof of vaccine status in advance.
If the winner elects to redeem the lunch as a virtual meeting
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  • The winner will be sent lunch from a local restaurant, courtesy of Mr. Ackman, to enjoy during their scheduled conversation.
  • Sharing of login information is forbidden and can result in cancellation of the experience.
  • Recording, screen grabs, or distribution of the meeting is strictly prohibited unless otherwise approved by the donor.
  • Scheduling is subject to the donor's availability.
Additional lot details
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All Bids are considered Binding Contracts. The closing of the lot establishes a binding contract with the winning bidder. Winning Bidders will receive an email with payment instructions. The winning bidder must pay the full price invoiced (including the 1.25% bid processing fee, applicable tax, and other amounts due), so that it is received by the David Lynch Foundation within five (5) business days of the date of the invoice.

Conditions of Sale
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