Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Distributes More than $1 Million to Local Charity Partners
September 3, 2020
Fundraising Efforts Continue Even in the Absence of the 2020 Event
Despite the cancellation of the 2020 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, efforts to raise funds for local charities never stopped. Each year, proceeds from the Concours support many worthwhile programs on the Monterey Peninsula and now, more than ever, those organizations are in need of help.
“Despite cancellation of this year’s show, we are pleased to announce that more than $1 million dollars will be distributed to local charities,” said Bill Perocchi, Pebble Beach Company CEO. “We are so grateful to Pebble Beach Concours Chairman Sandra Button, and the many car manufacturers, owners, judges, and sponsors from around the world who stepped up under such difficult circumstances to ensure that our local charities would continue to receive funding during this time.”
Perocchi and Pebble Beach Concours Chairman Sandra Button met today, via Zoom, with several Concours charities to relay the good news.
“Since its beginning, the Pebble Beach Concours has had two goals,” said Button, “to celebrate great cars, and to raise money for people in need. We are proud to have raised almost $30 million for our local charity partners since inception of the event in 1950. And even though we can’t gather to celebrate great cars this year, we were determined to support our local charities. Our heartfelt thanks go out to the many generous donors who helped us raise funds for those in need.”
Through its primary charitable partner, Pebble Beach Company Foundation, the Concours helps to support more than 90 local nonprofit organizations, many focusing their efforts on children. Among the Concours charities receiving donations today were three local hospitals (Montage Health, Natividad, and Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital) providing around the clock medical care to COVID patients; as well as the Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County, Kinship Center, and United Way Monterey County.
A donation was also provided to the Community Foundation for Monterey County, earmarked specifically for the Monterey County Fire Relief Fund.
An additional fundraising effort is still underway — the annual Pebble Beach Concours Charity Drawing, which will culminate on Sunday, Sept. 13. One lucky ticket holder will win a 2021 LC 500 Convertible donated by Lexus, a longtime partner to both the Pebble Beach Company and the Concours. Tickets are still available, and the public is invited to reserve a ticket, by going to www.bgcmc.org/win. All funds from this drawing go directly to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County.
The next Pebble Beach Concours — its 70th celebration — is now scheduled for Sunday, August 15, 2021.