Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Annual Charitable Giving Surpasses $3 Million
72nd Concours Donations Top All Prior Years
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (November 9, 2023) — The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance has a long history of charitable giving dating back to the event’s founding in 1950, and the 2023 event topped all prior efforts by raising a record $3,015,852 for charity.
The final tally was announced and donations were distributed by Concours Chairman Sandra Button and Pebble Beach Company CEO David Stivers amidst a special luncheon on Thursday for representatives of the Concours’ participating charities.
“It’s immensely gratifying to be able to host an event that sets the bar for collector car events around the world while raising a substantial amount to help people in need right here in our community,” said Stivers.
Button, who has guided the Concours for nearly four decades, stressed the importance of the event’s participants and partners: “Passionate auto enthusiasts founded this event and continue to provide us with exceptional cars and guidance. Sponsors offer additional resources, and our devoted cadre of over 1,000 volunteers bring the Concours to life. Working together, we create an event that draws the world to Pebble Beach and generates important charitable dollars.”
Throughout its history, the event has raised more than $38 million for charity.
Through the Concours’ primary charitable partner, Pebble Beach Company Foundation, these funds are distributed to more than 95 local nonprofits, with an emphasis on those serving children and focusing on their health and education. The Concours’ annual charity drawing—bolstered this year by generous gifts from Infiniti, Lexus, Lincoln, and Mercedes-Benz—directly aids several charities, including the Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County, Montage Health Foundation, MY Museum, Natividad Foundation, Rancho Cielo, Salinas Valley Health Foundation, Seneca Family of Agencies, and United Way Monterey County.
The Concours and the Foundation also support several educational programs that encourage the next generation of automotive enthusiasts while celebrating the memory of inspirational automotive leaders such as Phil Hill, Jules “J.” & Sally Heumann, John Lamm and Don Williams.
The 73rd Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance will take place on Sunday, August 18, 2024, and will celebrate Maserati, Pietro Frua Coachwork, and the 125th anniversary of Packard. For more information on the Pebble Beach Concours, or to purchase tickets, visit www.pebblebeachconcours.net.
About Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
First conducted in 1950, Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance® (www.pebblebeachconcours.net) has grown to be the world’s premier celebration of the automobile. Only the most beautiful and historic cars are invited to appear on the famed 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links®, and connoisseurs of art and style gather to admire these masterpieces. Charitable donations raised by Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance® now total over $35 million. Related events include Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance® presented by Rolex, Pebble Beach RetroAuto™, Pebble Beach Classic Car Forum™ presented by Alliant Private Client, and Pebble Beach® Auctions presented by Gooding & Company. Pebble Beach®, Pebble Beach Golf Links®, Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®, Pebble Beach Tour d’Elegance®, Pebble Beach RetroAuto™, Pebble Beach Classic Car Forum™, and Pebble Beach® Automotive Week are trademarks, service marks and trade dress of Pebble Beach Company. All rights reserved. For more information, please call 831-622-1700 or visit pebblebeachconcours.net.
About Pebble Beach Company
Pebble Beach Company, headquartered in Pebble Beach, Calif., owns and operates the world-famous Pebble Beach Resorts®, including The Lodge at Pebble Beach™, The Inn at Spanish Bay™, and Casa Palmero®. The company also operates five renowned golf courses: Pebble Beach Golf Links®, Spyglass Hill® Golf Course, The Links at Spanish Bay™, Del Monte™ Golf Course, and The Hay™. Its other famed properties include scenic 17-Mile Drive®, The Spa at Pebble Beach™, Pebble Beach Golf Academy™, and Pebble Beach® Equestrian Center. It annually hosts premier events such as the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®, Pebble Beach Food & Wine, TaylorMade Pebble Beach Invitational, and the PURE Insurance Championship Impacting The First Tee. Future site of the 2027, 2032, 2038, and 2044 U.S. Open Championships and the 2035, 2040 and 2048 U.S. Women’s Opens, Pebble Beach Golf Links® has hosted six U.S. Opens, five U.S. Amateurs, one PGA Championship, one U.S. Women’s Open and numerous other tournaments. For reservations or more information, please call 800-654-9300 or visit pebblebeach.com.
Pebble Beach Company CEO David Stivers (center) and Pebble Beach Concours Chairman Sandra Button (to his right) with Concours charity representatives (l to r): Janine Chicourrat and Chris Devers of Rancho Cielo, Gina Nucci of Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County, Dr. Steven Packer of Montage Health, Katy Castagna of United Way Monterey County, Jeff Wardwell of Salinas Valley Health, Judge John Phillips of Rancho Cielo, Clement Miller of Salinas Valley Health, Kevin Causey of Montage Health Foundation, Ron Johnson of Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County, Lauren Cohen and Kristen De Maria of MY Mueum, Jennifer Williams of Natividad Foundation, Nicki Pasculli of Seneca Family of Agencies, Deacon Warren Hoy of United Way Monterey County, and Dawn Henson of Seneca Family of Agencies. (Photo: Sherman Chu/Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance)
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