$2.8 Million from this Year Brings Historic Giving Total to More than $35 Million
Pictured above: Pebble Beach Company CEO David Stivers (center) and Pebble Beach Concours Chairman Sandra Button (to his right) with Concours charity representatives (l to r): Kristen DeMaria of MY Museum; Katy Castagna of United Way Monterey County; Gina Nucci and Ron Johnson of Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County; Sandi Eason of United Way Monterey County; Kevin Causey of Montage Health Foundation; Jennifer Williams of Natividad Foundation; Courtney Nixon, MD, of Ohana Montage Health; Pete Delgado of Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital Foundation; Dawn Henson of Kinship Center; Susan Black of Rancho Cielo; Lauren Cohen of MY Museum; Chris Devers of Rancho Cielo; Nicki Pasculli of Kinship Center; and Jeff Wardwell of Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital Foundation. (Photo: Sherman Chu/Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance)
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (November 9, 2022) — Organizers of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance served up some very good news at their annual charity luncheon today: just two short years after the pandemic shut down Pebble Beach Automotive Week, the Pebble Beach Concours has rebounded, raising a record sum for charity.
The final charitable amount of $2,828,621 was announced by Pebble Beach Company CEO David Stivers, who also noted that the Pebble Beach Concours has now raised a total of more than $35 million since its founding in 1950.
“The Pebble Beach Concours often sets the bar for excellence in the collector car world, and we’re very proud of that fact,” said Stivers. “But the event also has a long history of charitable giving, and today we celebrate that legacy. In celebrating cars, the Concours also helps people in need.”
Concours Chairman Sandra Button, who has led the event throughout the past two decades, stressed that the record sum was the result of the contributions and efforts of many different people and partners—from Concours entrants and judges to volunteers and sponsors.
“More car people were able to join us this year, particularly those from overseas, and I think many people wanted to express their gratitude for the ability to gather here,” said Button. “At the same time, people in this area wanted to express their appreciation for all that these car people and this event bring to the local community.”
Through Pebble Beach Company Foundation, the Concours’ primary charitable partner, Concours funds are distributed to more than 90 local nonprofits, with an emphasis on those serving children and focusing on their health and education.
Several charities also benefit directly from Concours Charity Drawings. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County, Kinship Center, Montage Health Foundation, Natividad Foundation, Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital Foundation and United Way Monterey County have been regular recipients of these funds in recent years. Two additional charities—MY Museum and Rancho Cielo—joined them this year.
“We were able to add two more charities to this list because five very generous sponsors—Lexus, Lincoln, Mercedes-Benz, Infiniti and Genesis—donated cars for our charity drawing,” said Button.
The 72nd Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance will take place on Sunday, August 20, 2023, and will celebrate Figoni Centennial, Mercedes-Benz S/SS/SSK, Vanderbilt Cup Era Race Cars, Pegaso, Porsche 75th Anniversary, McLaren 60th Anniversary, Lamborghini 60th Anniversary, Postwar Luxury Cars, and American Dream Cars of the 1950s. For more information on the Pebble Beach Concours, or to purchase tickets, visit www.pebblebeachconcours.net.