Bill Clinton Offering Private Dinner for a Good Cause

Bill Clinton Offering Private Dinner for a Good Cause
Former President Bill Clinton
Splash News Online

updated 11/22/2010 at 12:00 PM EST

originally published 11/22/2010 03:25PM

Ever dream about dining with a president? How about a gourmet four-course meal with former President Bill Clinton? If so, then start bidding.

Beginning Monday on eBay, the former president is auctioning off a private dinner with himself for the highest bidder and three friends, to be held at the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Arkansas. The proceeds will benefit the Clinton Foundation.

"I'm looking forward to showing the auction winner some of my favorite exhibits and enjoying dinner with them overlooking the Arkansas River," Clinton tells PEOPLE. "But more importantly, I look forward to the impact the winning bid will have on the work my Foundation does around the world."





The opening bid is $25,000, and bidding will continue until noon (PST) on Dec. 2.

"The president is one of most popular political figures in the world," says eBay spokesperson Amanda Miller. "We anticipate that his eBay charity auction will draw bidders from around the globe."

The evening with Clinton will include a four-course meal designed by award-winning chef Jacob Peck of Forty Two, the restaurant at the Clinton Presidential Center, which is named for the 42nd president, and a behind-the-scenes tour of the center. The date of the dinner will be determined after the auction.

The money raised through the auction will support the Clinton Foundation's efforts to end poverty in the U.S. and around the world, to fight childhood obesity, and to provide HIV/AIDS medicines at more affordable prices to those who need them.

To learn more about the auction, or bid, go to ebay.com/Clintonfoundation.

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