Carter Center Auction Raises Over $4.2 Million


ATLANTA — The nonprofit Carter Center raised more than $4.2 million at its annual Carter Center Weekend Auction and Retreat June 26-30 at Lansdowne Resort and Spa in Leesburg, Virginia. All proceeds will benefit the Center’s ongoing efforts to wage peace, fight disease, and build hope in the world's poorest and most forgotten countries.

The 202 items in this year’s silent and live auction included fine art, dream vacations, and political memorabilia. The highest bid was for a cedar chest handcrafted by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, which sold for $1,250,000.

"Rosalynn and I are humbled by the outpouring of support from donors who contributed to this successful auction," Carter said. "Their generosity is helping the poorest people in the world to achieve their human rights to peace and healthcare."

Other items that drew top bids in this year's auction included:

  • An original oil painting, "Old Grist Mill," by Jimmy Carter: $775,000
  • Base Force One fishing boat: $160,000
  • A guitar autographed by the Rolling Stones: $150,000
  • "The Dream Fulfilled" memorabilia with signatures and photographs of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and former President Barack Obama: $130,000
  • Two photos of five U.S. presidents signed by each: one for $110,000 and the other for $120,000
  • A lithograph and signature by President Abraham Lincoln: $100,000. 

All winning bids are available online:

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"Waging Peace. Fighting Disease. Building Hope."
A not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization, The Carter Center has helped to improve life for people in over 80 countries by resolving conflicts; advancing democracy, human rights, and economic opportunity; preventing diseases; and improving mental health care. The Carter Center was founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, in partnership with Emory University, to advance peace and health worldwide.