Carter Center to Host Online Fundraiser June 26

ATLANTA (June 22, 2021) — The Carter Center’s marquee annual fundraiser will again be virtual—giving everyone the opportunity to tune in to at 8 p.m. June 26 to help celebrate the legacy of President and Mrs. Carter.

Saturday’s event will feature conversations with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and the producers of the new “Carterland” documentary, tributes to Hank Aaron and Walter Mondale, celebrity messages, and a live auction of an original painting by President Carter.

“While we’ll once again miss seeing our Carter Center Weekend friends in person, we’re grateful for the chance to connect with a larger audience,” said Jason Carter, chairman of The Carter Center Board of Trustees and co-host of the event alongside the Carter Center’s CEO, Paige Alexander. “We’ve planned an entertaining and interesting event that I think everyone will enjoy.”

The show also will include video greetings from staff around the globe and a town hall Q&A with Carter and Alexander.

“I’m so proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish in spite of the challenges of the last 15 months,” Alexander said. “I’m looking forward to sharing some of our successes and giving our supporters a glimpse of what we have planned for the next year.”

The 2021 Carter Center Weekend is really two events in one—the Saturday broadcast and an online auction that began Monday and runs through 11 p.m. Saturday, June 26.

As in the past, the highest bidder for President Carter’s painting can choose from one of three—this year’s offerings are “Great Egret,” “Wood Duck,” or “Mountain Still Life.”

Other notable auction items include:

  • A Cabbage Patch Doll owned by Amy Carter and an autographed copy of “The Little Baby Snoogle-Fleejer,” the children’s book written by President Carter and illustrated by Amy Carter.
  • A weeklong stay at a villa in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence in France, along with a Delta airfare gift card.
  • Guitars signed by Dave Matthews, Mark Knopfler, Carlos Santana, and Hootie and the Blowfish.
  • A case of Presidential Reserve Rum bearing President Carter’s signature made at the Richland Rum Distillery in Richland, Georgia.
  • A cocktail reception and dinner at the home of legendary Hollywood producer Sherry Lansing, along with a Delta airfare gift card.
  • A handmade bowl that wood turner Matt Moulthrop made from spalted red maple wood.
  • An overnight coastal cruise through Georgia’s Golden Isles on the Mary Virginia yacht, along with a Delta airfare gift card.
  • A lunch and tasting at George Lucas’ private Skywalker Vineyards, along with a Delta airfare gift card.
  • A horse head sculpture by Louisville artist Kyle Cottier.
  • An autographed photo of five presidents—George H.W. Bush, Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford, and Richard Nixon.
  • A new silkscreen by legendary Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl featuring his drawing of the throne he sat in on stage after he broke his leg on tour.
  • A painting by Sherri Richards called “The Long Walk Home,” inspired by a photograph that the Carter Center’s Dr. Frank Richards shot in Uganda.

Photos of auction items are available to media upon request.

Go to to learn more about the auction and the broadcast, which will stream live on


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