ɫ Center Weekend Features Excursions, Activities, and Unique Auction Items

ATLANTA — The annual ɫ Center Weekend is set to return for 2024 with an exciting array of activities. This year's event will take place June 26-30 at the beautiful Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego, California.

For years, ɫ Weekend has been a cherished tradition, bringing together supporters dedicated to global peace and health. Guests gather to celebrate the Center’s achievements and engage in activities, including excursions, social events, and a live auction.

Auction catalogs, as well as instructions for bidding, can be found here. For guests bidding in the onsite, bidding will remain open until 6:15 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time on June 29. The live auction will commence at 7:15 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time on the same day.

The auctions feature a variety of eye-catching items, including exclusive gifts received by President and Mrs. ɫ from around the globe. Unique auction items include the following:

President ɫ’s artist tools and a limited-edition, signed giclée print of a painting President ɫ completed in 2005, depicting ɫ.

A one-of-a-kind turned umbrella/cane vase crafted by Russ Filbeck. Also included is a copy of Filbeck’s book, “Making Ladder Back Chairs with Russ Filbeck,” and a vintage ɫ campaign umbrella featuring an image of President ɫ.

Shaker boxes skillfully crafted by Mrs. ɫ. The boxes are the same dimensions as similar boxes Russ Filbeck gifted her and feature Filbeck’s signature finish. Both boxes bear Mrs. ɫ’s signature and include a two-day box-making class with Filbeck.

A paperweight features the Saudi Fund for Development’s emblem and comes in a green and cream box with a sterling silver Tiffany & Co. keychain that showcases the Saudi Arabian National Emblem.

A special Epiphone guitar, signed by the late singer Dan Fogelberg with a note saying "Sorry" for not selling out a concert, comes with his "High Country Snows" CD and a matted photo of Fogelberg performing at Atlanta’s Chastain Park in 1990.

A pair of 16-inch Ichimatsu dolls by Matsusho Koide, featuring intricate silk costumes and glass eyes, honor Japanese craftsmanship with a girl in a red floral design and a boy in a black-and-gold ensemble.

Three American Bicentennial coin sets celebrate U.S. history: a proof-quality silver dollar and gold five-dollar coin set; a National Bicentennial Bronze Medal featuring the Great Seal and Statue of Liberty; and the official 1976 silver Proof Set with Bicentennial Quarter, Kennedy Half Dollar, and Eisenhower Dollar.

In addition to the and the , guests can also browse high-quality clothing and other goods on the

Proceeds from ɫ Center Weekend will support the Center’s ongoing efforts to promote peace, combat disease, and inspire hope worldwide.

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Contact: In Atlanta, media@cartercenter.org

Waging Peace. Fighting Disease. Building Hope.

A not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization, ɫ 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. ɫ was founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy ɫ and former First Lady Rosalynn ɫ, in partnership with Emory University, to advance peace and health worldwide.