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2019 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Raises $2.1 Million for People in Need

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Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance charity luncheon participants (front, l to r): Gary Gray, Susan Guidotti, Leigh Jeter, Pebble Beach Company President David Stivers, Concours Chairman Sandra Button, Darla Smith, Jennifer Williams-Carpenter, Carol Bishop; (back) Doug Yount, Katy Castagna, Tom Gray, Ron Johnson, Steve Packer, Kevin Causey, and Jeff Wardwell. (Photo: Scott Campbell Photography)

2019 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Raises $2.1 Million for People in Need

Total Charitable Donations Now Exceed $29 Million

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (November 14, 2019) — The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance and its charitable partners gathered today to celebrate the event’s charitable giving: the 2019 Concours raised $2.1 million for people in need. 

Pebble Beach Company CEO Bill Perocchi announced that a total of $2,112,000 is being distributed to local charities this year—an amount equal to last year’s all-time high. Since its founding in 1950, the Concours has now raised more than $29 million in charitable donations.

“The Pebble Beach Concours seeks to celebrate the best cars in the world,” said Concours Chairman Sandra Button. “But the place that is Pebble Beach and the people who live here also play a large part in making this Concours great. So, from its start in 1950, the Concours has done its best to give back to the local community, to help people in need. Car enthusiasts from around the world join with us in this endeavor, channeling their passion for cars into raising money for worthy charities.”

Through its primary charitable partner, Pebble Beach Company Foundation, the Concours funds more than 90 of the region’s youth-focused nonprofits. 

“We are so very appreciative of the generosity shown by all of the participants and attendees of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance,” said Perocchi. “The Pebble Beach Company Foundation is proud to support organizations in our community that strive to improve the quality of life by focusing their efforts on youth and education.”

Additional charities that benefit directly from the Concours include Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County, Natividad Foundation, Kinship Center, Montage Health, Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital Foundation, United Way Monterey County and Animal Friends Rescue Project. Several more charities volunteer time and effort in exchange for donations, while other nonprofits benefit from the use of Concours infrastructure, such as tents, to host fundraisers.  

The Concours provides funding from many sources besides the event itself. Generous participants send in direct donations, and event partners such as Genesis Motor America, INFINITI USA and Mercedes-Benz USA donate automobiles for charity drawings. Efforts to raise charitable donations through the 2020 Concours are already underway.

The next Pebble Beach Concours, scheduled for Sunday, August 16, 2020, marks the event’s 70th anniversary and a special display of past Best of Show winners is planned. Additional features include Pininfarina, Porsche 917, and Talbot-Lago Grand Sport, among others. To purchase tickets to the 2020 event, or to make a donation, go to 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 $29 million. Related events include Pebble Beach Tour d'Elegance® presented by Rolex, Pebble Beach RetroAuto™, Pebble Beach Classic Car Forum™ presented by AIG and BridgePoint, 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.

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 four renowned golf courses: Pebble Beach Golf Links®, Spyglass Hill® Golf Course, The Links at Spanish Bay™ and Del Monte™ Golf Course. 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 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance®, AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, TaylorMade Pebble Beach Invitational presented by Dell Technologies, Pebble Beach™ Food & Wine and the PURE Insurance Championship Impacting The First Tee. Future site of the 2023 U.S. Women’s Open and 2027 U.S. Open Championships, Pebble Beach Golf Links® has hosted six U.S. Opens, five U.S. Amateurs, one PGA Championship, and numerous other tournaments. For reservations or more information please call (800) 654-9300 or visit www.pebblebeach.com.

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