Carter, of Maplewood, New Jersey, has served as chair of the Harvard Club of New Jersey's schools and scholarships committee, which covers Greater Essex County (the northeastern part of the state), since 2000. In addition, he is a former club president and chair of its nominating committee.
The Hiram Hunn Award recognizes alumni and alumnae who have been especially effective in their interviewing and club work and for their unusual longevity serving the Harvard community. The award is named in honor of Hiram S. Hunn '21, who performed schools committee work for 55 years. Carter received his award at a ceremony in Cambridge on October 25, 2013.