Founded in 2017 by the 501 (c)(3) nonprofit Cool Cars for Kids (CCfK), the Philadelphia Concours d'Elegance is the only concours in the city of Brotherly Love. Cool Cars for Kids is a nonprofit that supports care and research for children and families with rare genetic diagnoses. The concours brings together families of children with genetic conditions and classic car enthusiasts who share a common passion and appreciation for the one-of-a-kind. Funds raised from this unique partnership will directly forward its mission by supporting local and national charities – including The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia – to deliver care and support to children and families who struggle with the medical complexities associated with rare diagnoses.
Over the years the concours has grown to become a staple in the tri-state car collectors world. Our unique location at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum gives our guests unparalleled access to one of the world's finest collections of cars. We kick off our annual concours with a preview gala dinner the evening before. It includes a silent auction and a unique wine tasting by Coach Dick Vermeil, who also serves on the CCfK board.
Our concours has been able to directly support various efforts at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. These efforts include funding genetic research at Roberts Individualized Medical Genetics Center, specialty clinics such as the Cornelia de Lange Syndrome and Related Diagnoses Center and the Kabuki Syndrome Clinic, and family support meetings. We are extremely proud to announce that in 2022 we were able to start a small grants program. For more information about the inaugural recipients of the program, click here.
We are excited to continue to grow our concours, and look forward to seeing you at our sixth annual event on June 23rd and 24th, 2023!