Carter Center Weekend to Feature Live, Silent, and Online Auctions

ATLANTA — After two years as a virtual event, the Carter Center Weekend retreat for major supporters will be live and in person this week. The event is being held Wednesday-Sunday, June 15-19, in historic Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia.

For three decades, former President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter hosted the annual retreat with a small group of guests. Now largely retired from public life, the Carters have handed off hosting duties to their eldest grandchild, Jason Carter, chair of the Carter Center Board of Trustees, and Paige Alexander, the Center’s CEO.

“Carter Center Weekend is a great tradition that has been thrown a curveball the past couple of years by COVID-19,” said Alexander, who joined the Center just as the pandemic was taking hold in 2020. “This will be my first time meeting many of our great supporters in person, and I’m excited about welcoming them and getting to know them better.”

Activities, including a town hall, presentations by Carter Center staff, social events, and live and silent auctions, will take place at the Williamsburg Lodge. Auction catalogs, as well as instructions for bidding by fax or proxy, can be found here. The online auction will begin at 9 a.m. today (Monday, June 13) and close at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 18. The Carter Center Weekend Store is an exciting new addition that offers apparel and prints for instant purchase online while supplies last.

Auction participants will have a chance to bid on a one-week escape to the chic Saint-Remy-de-Provence, France, where the winner will stay in a four-bedroom home a short walk from the city’s center. They also have the opportunity to bid on a six-night stay on Waialea Bay Beach in Hawaii and an original painting by President Carter.

Other notable auction items include:

  • A three-night stay at The Federal Quarters, the oldest house in St. Mary’s, Georgia, along with a Delta Air Lines airfare gift card.
  • Guitars signed by John Mayer and the Grateful Dead, Lance McCollum, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson, and Journey.
  • An autographed photo of five presidents — George H.W. Bush, Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford, and Richard Nixon.
  • A rare, handsomely framed Peter Force print of the Declaration of Independence made from original William J. Stone copperplate that was commissioned by John Quincy Adams.
  • A cocktail reception and dinner at the home of legendary Hollywood producer Sherry Lansing, along with a Delta airfare gift card.
  • A case of Presidential Reserve Rum bearing President Carter’s signature made at the Richland Rum Distillery in Richland, Georgia.
  • Historic stained glass from St. Peter’s Church in Woolton, Liverpool, where John Lennon met Paul McCartney.
  • A pair of Mrs. Carter’s vintage Chanel dress shoes that she wore while serving as first lady.
  • A new silkscreen by Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl featuring his drawing of the throne he sat on while performing after he broke his leg on tour.

Go to to learn more about the live and silent auctions and to to bid on items in the public online auction.

Photos of auction items are available to the media upon request.

Since the annual event’s inception, Carter Center Weekend auctions have raised millions to support the Center’s work. Donation proceeds support activities of The Carter Center, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Thank you for your support.


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