Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award
Presented by Nationwide
Launched in 2011, The NASCAR Foundation’s Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award presented by Nationwide honors the unwavering commitment that Founder and Chairwoman Emeritus Betty Jane France demonstrated with philanthropic and community efforts throughout her life. Since the award’s inception, The NASCAR Foundation has annually selected four (4) outstanding champions from a pool of hundreds of nominations to honor for outstanding work benefitting children. Collectively, more than 200,000 children have been impacted through the combined efforts of the twenty-four finalists for the award and their charities have received more than $1 million in funding.
On September 27 Andy Hoffman from Team Jack Foundation was announced as the 2016 Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award winner. The charity he represents, Team Jack Foundation, will receive a $100,000 donation from The NASCAR Foundation to further research into finding a cure for pediatric brain cancer, a disease which affected his son Jack.
Hoffman won the award following an online fan vote on NASCAR.com. This year’s other finalists included Jim Giaccone of Bayville, New York, representing Tuesday’s Children; Logan Houptley of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, a founding member of Mikayla’s Voice; and Parker White of Greensboro, North Carolina, founder of BackPack Beginnings. Each of these finalists’ charities will receive a $25,000 donation from The NASCAR Foundation.