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ATLANTA…Original artwork and woodwork by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, private visits with famous musicians, and presidential memorabilia are among more than 150 items up for public auction in San Diego, Calif., on Feb. 23, 2013, during the Carter Center's annual Winter Weekend event. The auction is a critical source of support for the not-for-profit Center's international work advancing peace and health. Last year, the highest bid item at the annual fundraiser was an original painting by President Carter, which sold for $250,000.
President and Mrs. Carter participate will participate in a four-day recreational retreat with friends and supporters at the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, culminating in an auction to benefit The Carter Center.
The auction has both live and silent components with bidding accepted via online form or fax (see bidding information below).
Special auction items include:
Since its inception, Winter Weekend auctions have raised approximately $18 million to support the Center's work to wage peace, fight disease, and build hope in the world's poorest and most forgotten communities.
"Waging Peace. Fighting Disease. Building Hope."
A not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization, The Carter Center has helped to improve life for people in more than 70 countries by resolving conflicts; advancing democracy, human rights, and economic opportunity; preventing diseases; improving mental health care; and teaching farmers in developing nations to increase crop production. 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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Artwork by President Carter.
A black cherry wood stool hand made by Jimmy Carter.