Carter Center Weekend Raises Over $2.8 Million to Support Global Peace and Health Initiatives, Ease Human Suffering

ATLANTA (July 2, 2024) — The 2024 Carter Center Weekend raised more than $2.8 million in donations and auction sales to support the Center’s mission of waging peace and combating disease, profoundly impacting millions worldwide. The annual fundraiser held June 26-30 in San Diego, California, included presentations by Center staff, excursions, and social events, in addition to live and silent auctions.

“We are incredibly grateful for the continued generosity and commitment of our loyal supporters,” said Carter Center Chief Executive Officer Paige Alexander. “These contributions will advance The Carter Center's ongoing work to promote peace and health around the world."

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The highest bid in the live auction was $1 million for President Carter’s artist tools, along with a limited-edition, signed giclée print of a painting he completed in 2005 depicting The Carter Center.

In the silent auction, a unique Epiphone guitar signed by the late singer Dan Fogelberg, accompanied by a note apologizing for not selling out a concert, his "High Country Snows" CD, and a matted photo of Fogelberg performing at Atlanta’s Chastain Park in 1990 sold for $25,000.

Other auction items that commanded top bids included:

• Guitar Autographed by Stevie Nicks, $250,000.
• Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorabilia, $210,000.
• Autographed Photograph of Rosalynn Carter, $100,000.
• Signed President Carter First Pitch Photo, $100,000.
• President Carter’s Fly-Fishing Memorabilia, $50,000.
• Muhammad Ali Memorabilia, $25,000.
• A one-of-a-kind turned umbrella/cane vase crafted by Russ Filbeck, $18,000.
• Autographed Photograph of Four Presidents – Carter, Bush, Clinton, and Ford, $16,000.

More winning bids can be viewed in the catalogs below.

Live Auction: 2024 Carter Center Live Auction Catalog (

Silent Auction: 2024 Carter Center Silent Auction Catalog (

All proceeds will support the Center’s ongoing initiatives to promote peace, combat disease, and instill hope in the world’s most underserved and marginalized communities.

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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.