The Desert Classic Concours d’Elegance is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and net proceeds benefit our Charity Partners. Each year the Desert Classic Concours d’Elegance donates its net proceeds to several very deserving organizations in the Palm Springs, California area. These organizations are renowned for their work and are a vital part of the fabric that makes up our community.
The Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA)
The Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA) is a top-rated, 501(c)(3) military nonprofit organization designed to make military life easier. They provide hands-on, innovative, specialized programs and support services to military service members and their families with a particular focus on junior-enlisted men and women — the individuals on the front lines of defending our nation. Programs are offered at no or low cost and require no dues or membership- if they carry an active-duty or dependent ID card; we consider them to be part of the Armed Services YMCA Family.
Today, the ASYMCA is a proud partner and national member association of the YMCA of the USA. The ASYMCA operates more than 150 program centers nationwide, working closely with the Department of Defense and military bases on the ground. The possibility of expansion into geographical areas where there are unmet needs always exists, and there is no effort to compete with other support agencies. Where there is a need, we try to meet it in cooperation with the installation commander, and strong partnerships with other non-profits, such as: the YMCA, Operation Homefront, the USO, the Sierra Club, and Newman’s Own, so that we can remain a top-rated, effective and fiscally responsible military charity that is ranked to be among the top 2% of Charities nationwide by Charity Navigator in 2012.
At its 33 branches and affiliate locations, the ASYMCA offers unique essential programs such as childcare, hospital assistance, spouse support services, food services, deployment support, emergency support, computer training classes, counseling, wounded warrior support, health and wellness services, and holiday programs that are tailored to the specific needs of the military community on the local level. In addition to these locations, the ASYMCA and its programs are implemented by partners at ten affiliated community YMCAs, as well as nine Department of Defense affiliates worldwide, that have large military communities and are able to benefit from ASYMCA programming.
The Wounded Warrior Project
The Wounded Warrior Project is a nonprofit organization whose stated mission is to “honor and empower wounded warriors” of the United States Armed Forces. “The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) works to raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of severely injured service men and women, to help severely injured service members aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs.”
Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) began when several veterans and friends, moved by stories of the first wounded service members returning home from Afghanistan and Iraq, took action to help others in need. What started as a program to provide comfort items to wounded service members has grown into a complete rehabilitative effort to assist warriors as they recover and transition back to civilian life.
The Doral resort is situated on 345 meticulously maintained acres that include 27 holes of championship golf, a resort spa, 10 tournament-style tennis courts, an Olympic-size swimming pool, and 23,000 square feet of conference and banquet space.
Stunning views of the San Jacinto Mountains complement the captivating desert landscape that surrounds the hotel. Experience a desert haven of tranquility at Doral Desert Princess Resort where all of your needs are met.
Invitingly upscale, Doral Desert Princess Resort is a full-service conference center hotel located minutes from downtown Palm Springs, California. The Doral resort is situated on 345 meticulously maintained acres that include 27 holes of championship golf, a resort spa, 10 tournament-style tennis courts, an Olympic-size swimming pool, and 23,000 square feet of conference and banquet space. Stunning views of the San Jacinto Mountains complement the captivating desert landscape that surrounds the hotel. Experience a desert haven of tranquility at Doral Desert Princess Resort where all of your needs are met.
The Desert Princess Country Club
Just minutes from downtown Palm Springs, the Desert Princess community welcomes you! This meticulously maintained community boasts a 27-hole championship golf course which abuts every residence. Community amenities include a large Clubhouse with public bar and renowned dining experience Leon’s at Desert Princess, well-equipped golf pro shop, meeting rooms; a recreation and fitness center featuring state-of-the-art fitness and exercise equipment, nine tennis courts, basketball, two pickle ball courts, bocce ball, horseshoes; a full-service spa with sauna, hot tub and lap pool; and an additional 32 pools and spas conveniently located throughout the community such that each residence has but a short walk to rest and relaxation.
Spacious dining areas are separated into four major rooms to accommodate up to 290 diners, including 80 on the heated, outdoor terrace. For private parties there is a comfortable Wine Room which seats up to 40. The largest dining room features a giant fireplace reminiscent of the one in Dervieux’s childhood home near Lyon, France. Bernard’s Room overlooks the gleaming exposition kitchen for those wishing to experience the creative energy of the Chef and his staff in action.