Last Call For Nominations: Betty Jane France Humanitatian Award

April 8, 2014       The NonProfit Times      

Do you know someone who has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to improve the lives of children? If so, the NASCAR Foundation wants you to nominate this individual for its Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award.

The nomination process for this award — which will be presented during the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion’s Week in Las Vegas — is quickly drawing to a close, with applications due by May 16th at midnight EST. Four finalists will be chosen, each of whom will receive a $25,000 donation to the charity of their choosing. One lucky grand prize winner will receive a $100,000 to a charity, as well as other perks. These include:

  • An all-expense-paid trip to a NASCAR race weekend (TBD) in 2014 as part of the award recognition process.
  • An all-expense-paid trip to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion’s Week in Las Vegas in December 2014 (finalists may each bring one guest). The finalist’s designated charity will be requested to identify a child and their parent or guardian to attend Champion’s Week activities with expenses to be paid by The NASCAR Foundation.

The award is open to individuals aged 18 years or older who are legal residents of the United States. Applicants must demonstrate that they have made a significant impact on the  lives of children through volunteerism or charitable work during the last five years  and have a passion for NASCAR. For this award, “volunteerism” is defined as voluntary action in service to others and the community.

To nominate someone for the Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award, submit your application on the NASCAR Foundation’s website by midnight on May 16th.