The Elegance at Hershey Presents $125,000 to its Beneficiaries

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Patricia Hetrick, CMP, Executive Director; 717-649-0904

The Elegance at Hershey Presents $125,000
to its Beneficiaries: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, AACA Library & Research Center and AACA Museum

HERSHEY, PA – The Elegance at Hershey recently presented checks to JDRF for $75,000, to the AACA Library for $25,000 and to the AACA Museum for $25,000. This year’s check presentation brings the total amount raised for charity through The Elegance at Hershey to more than $850,000 in six years.


Picture L-R: Joannie Rich, TE@H Board Member; Susan Harral, JDRF; MaryAnn Pruden, JDRF Development Coordinator; Holly Simpson, TE@H Board Member; Hank Hallowell, President of AACA Museum Board; Dennis Beck, Acting General Mgr. of AACA Museum; Patricia Hetrick, Executive Director, TE@H

The Elegance at Hershey is a three-day weekend event held in June at The Hotel Hershey in Hershey, PA. The annual event features The Grand Ascent (a two-day vintage hill climb), a world-class auto auction, Cars & Coffee, Saturday evening’s Gala and the Concours d’Elegance on Sunday. The Concours features 75 of the world’s finest collector cars artfully arranged in The Hotel Hershey’s formal gardens.

“With the generous help from our sponsors, donors and patrons, we are pleased to again make these significant contributions to our beneficiaries,” noted Michael Rich, Chairman of The Elegance at Hershey Board. “By combining the very finest in cars with very worthwhile causes, we have established The Elegance as a major national philanthropic event.” Mr. Rich’s father, Jack Rich, was instrumental in founding The Elegance at Hershey in 2010.

“The Central Pennsylvania Chapter of JDRF is forever grateful to The Elegance at Hershey for its continued efforts to help us to turn type one into type None! Funds raised through this event help fund vital diabetes research and is a great step forward in treating, preventing and eventually curing type one diabetes,” Susan Harral, Executive Director, JDRF Central Pennsylvania Chapter.

“Our AACA Library & Research Center is a free public library,” noted Steve Moskowitz, Executive Director of the AACA. “The contribution from The Elegance at Hershey is a significant donation for our cause. We provide a benefit to historians world-wide and this funding helps us in our mission to educate people about our automotive past. On behalf of the board of directors of AACA, we sincerely thank The Elegance at Hershey for their generosity.”

“The AACA Museum is honored and grateful to receive this donation from The Elegance at Hershey,” stated Hank W. Hallowell, President of the AACA Museum Board. “The AACA Museum is dedicated to the preservation and presentation of motor vehicles and their history. The Elegance at Hershey event, along with the funds donated each year, help us to raise awareness of the importance of maintaining these vehicles for future generations. We sincerely thank The Elegance at Hershey for its continued support and look forward to the upcoming show in 2017.”

The Elegance at Hershey is currently seeking passionate sponsors and volunteers for our seventh show to be held June 9-11, 2017, at The Hotel Hershey in Hershey, PA. There are a wide range of opportunities. Interested volunteers, sponsors and donors may contact Patricia Hetrick, Executive Director of The Elegance at Hershey at 717.534.1910, or by emailing her at For more information about The Elegance at Hershey, visit

About The Elegance at Hershey
The Elegance at Hershey, a 501 (C) (3) organization based in Hershey, PA, was established in 2010. In its first five years, The Elegance at Hershey has donated more than $800,000 to its three charities, JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), the AACA Museum and the AACA Library & Research Center. Contributions are facilitated by significant sponsor support. We’re excited to host our first-ever world-class automobile auction at The Elegance this year. Together with a great team of volunteers and donors, The Elegance is excited to move forward with the 2016 event. The event will be held on June 10, 11 and 12, 2016. Visit for more information.

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501 West Governor Road, Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033
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