72nd Concours Donations Top All Prior Years
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): 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)
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.