March 1, 2010, 2:37 pm
By The Carter Center
The Carter Center’s annual Winter Weekend auction, held Feb. 27 at Port St. Lucie, Fla., raised $1,322,300 — the second-highest amount raised in the event’s history — to benefit the not-for-profit Center’s initiatives to advance peace and health worldwide. The highest bid items at the fundraiser were two original paintings by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, which sold for $290,000 each. Read the full wrap-up >
Since its inception in 1992, the Winter Weekend has netted more than $16 million, providing critical support to The Carter Center. View all winning bids for the silent and live auction catalog items.
Photos: The Carter Center/T. Stillo
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter greets 2010 Winter Weekend participants as Dr. John Hardman, Carter Center President and CEO, looks on.
Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter gives an update on recent Carter Center work during the 2010 Winter Weekend event.
Dr. Lauren Speeth, founding CEO of The Elfenworks Foundation, talks about her Carter Center experience during 2010 Winter Weekend orientation night.
Former Heisman Trophy winner Gino Torretta (left) poses with Gerry Rosenthal and his 2009 Heisman Trophy football.
Tim and Charlotte Zeak hold their original watercolor of President and Mrs. Carter.
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