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Carter Center Weekend Raises More than $4.4 Million

For Immediate Release 

ATLANTA — The 2022 Carter Center Weekend raised $4,418,851 in donations and auction sales to support the Center’s work to wage peace, fight disease, and build hope worldwide. Events for the annual fundraiser, held June 15-19 in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, included live, silent, and online auctions, as well as a town hall with Carter Center senior leadership, presentations by Center staff, and a variety of social events.

There were 191 items in this year’s auctions, including signed photographs, artwork, and presidential memorabilia. The biggest-ticket item from the live auction was an original painting titled "Great Egret" by former President Jimmy Carter, which sold for $2.1 million. The highest bid from the silent auction was $25,000 for a guitar signed by American rock band Journey.

"I was so happy to go in person and meet our loyal supporters, and we are very grateful for every donation raised during Carter Center Weekend," said CEO Paige Alexander. "These funds help us improve the lives of millions of people around the world by resolving conflicts, promoting peace, and preventing diseases."

Other items that drew top bids included:

-Guitar autographed by John Mayer and the Grateful Dead, $150,000

-Rare Peter Force print of the Declaration of Independence, $110,000

-Oyster fly fishing rod collection signed by President Carter, $110,000

-Luxurious Hawaii vacation, $75,000

-"Human Too" painting by Jerome Lawrence, $70,000

-Handmade Carter Center logo quilt, $65,000

-Photograph of five former presidents and six former first ladies, $50,000

-Collection of Guinea worm artifacts, $50,000

Winning bids can be viewed in the catalogs below.

Live, Silent, and Online Auctions

Painting of an egret by President Carter.

Live Auction Catalog

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Guitar signed by Journey

Silent Auction Catalog

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Online Auction

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Contact: Story Evans, Story.Evans@CarterCenter.org  

The Carter Center
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.

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