Carter Center fundraiser auctions Tom Hanks’ typewriter

August 26, 2020 GMT

ATLANTA (AP) — A human rights organization founded by former President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, is taking its annual fundraising event online.

The Carter Center in Atlanta will host a virtual, four-day auction starting Wednesday that will feature an original oil painting by the former president, a vintage Remington typewriter from Tom Hanks’ typewriter collection and a photo of Carter with former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, the Carter Center said in a news release. The photo is signed by all three of them.


The bidding runs through Saturday. The winning bidder for Carter’s painting will be able to choose from three options: one featuring a branch of mountain laurel, one featuring two Northern Cardinals and one featuring Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt.

The event will culminate in a live show online Saturday night that will include messages from Willie Nelson and Jon Stewart.

The Carters founded the center in 1982. It focuses on preventing and resolving conflicts, strengthening democracy and improving health.