Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions

How is The Carter Center staffed?  
Carter Center programs are directed by resident experts, who design and implement activities in cooperation with President and Mrs. Carter, networks of world leaders, other nongovernmental organizations, and partners in the United States and abroad. Program directors have extensive experience in international affairs, public or government service, and/or academe. There are currently about 175 employees at headquarters in Atlanta, Ga., and staff in field offices in a dozen nations.

The Center is associated with Emory University and is governed by an independent board of trustees. Staff phone numbers and e-mail addresses can be accessed through the Emory University directory.


  
How is The Carter Center funded?   
The Center is a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization, financed by private donations from individuals, foundations, corporations, and international development assistance agencies. Contributions by U.S. citizens and companies are tax-deductible as allowed by law.  
All donations of $1,000 or more are published in our annual reports (including audited financial statements), available for download. 
 
The Center's 2009-10 operating budget was $90.5 million. 
 
Specific information about the Carter Center's finances is available on our Form 990, the information return that tax-exempt organizations file annually with the Internal Revenue Service, made available for public inspection.

View Form 990 for Fiscal Year 2011-2012: Sept. 1, 2011 - Aug. 31, 2012 (PDF) >

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Statement on Carter Center Middle East Funding (PDF) >



Where is The Carter Center located?   
The Carter Center is located in a 35-acre park approximately 1.5 miles east of downtown Atlanta. Four circular interconnected pavilions house offices for the former president and first lady and Center staff. The complex also includes the nondenominational Cecil B. Day Chapel and other conference facilities. In addition, the Center also owns the nearby Kirbo Building.
 
The Jimmy Carter Library and Museum, which adjoins The Carter Center, is owned and operated by the National Archives and Records Administration of the federal government. The Center and Library are known collectively as The Carter Presidential Center.
Click here for directions.
 
The gardens of The Carter Presidential Center, which includes both The Carter Center and The Jimmy Carter Library and Museum, are open to the public.
Click here for an illustrated brochure of the Center's beautiful gardens (PDF).   

 
Is The Carter Center open to the public?   
The Carter Center is open to the public by business appointment or for special events. The Carter Center also
rents space for meetings, conferences, dinners, receptions, concerts, and other events.
 
The adjoining
Jimmy Carter Library and Museum is open to the public daily:

Museum Hours
Monday through Saturday: 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Sunday: Noon to 4:45 p.m.
 
Library Hours
Monday through Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
 
Contact Information
Phone: (404) 865-7100
carter.library@nara.gov

The grounds surrounding the complex are open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. April through October and from 7 a.m to 7 p.m. November through March. 



How can I communicate with President or Mrs. Carter?

All communications with the Carters must be by letter. Note: E-mailing scheduling requests or invitations is not acceptable. Invitations for President and/or Mrs. Carter must be sent via the U.S. Postal Service directly to the scheduling office at the following mailing address:
 
The Carter Center
One Copenhill
453 Freedom Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30307       
  

Is information acquired during my visit to the Carter Center website private?

The Carter Center is committed to safeguarding the privacy of its visitors. Information provided by our visitors, or that derived from internal Web tracking, is not sold, rented, or shared with any individual or organization. Click here for the full text of the Website Privacy Statement for The Carter Center, Inc.

 

 

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