Tune in: Find out who wins the Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award

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Tune in: Find out who wins the Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award

On Tuesday at 11 a.m. ET, The NASCAR Foundation will reveal the winner of the 11th annual Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award live on NASCAR‘s YouTube Channel.

TUNE IN: Nov. 16 at 11 a.m. ET

The Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award, named in honor of the foundation‘s late founder and chairwoman, Betty Jane France, recognizes NASCAR fans who volunteer for children‘s causes in their racing communities. Each finalist receives a minimum $25,000 donation for their organization with the overall winner receiving a $100,000 donation from The NASCAR Foundation to further their efforts.

The 11th annual Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award finalists include:

Erin Collins of Dallas, Texas, a volunteer with the Dallas Hearing Foundation, a non-profit organization that offers medical and surgical treatment, hearing technologies, speech and hearing rehabilitation and education support to those in financial need. For the past 12 years, Collins has dedicated her time to serving kids living with hearing loss, initially volunteering in a fundraising capacity for the organization and eventually creating a youth program to provide a safe space where the kids can be surrounded by peers also living with hearing loss.

Jaeleen Davis of Midland, Michigan, a volunteer with Maggie‘s Wigs 4 Kids of Michigan, a non-profit organization that provides wigs and support services to children ages 3 to 18 throughout the state of Michigan. Davis has volunteered for 13 years with the organization, raising awareness and funds through her Miss America platform, which has also allowed her to introduce bills in Michigan and Ohio to get insurance companies to cover the cost of children‘s wigs.

Jeff Harmon of Louisville, Kentucky, a volunteer with Down Syndrome of Louisville, an organization that supports, educates and advocates for individuals with down syndrome, enabling them to reach their full potential. Having served in both coaching and fundraising roles over the last 18 years, Harmon‘s passion and dedication for volunteering has touched hundreds of kids and families and the communities where they live.

Beverly Hodsdon of Exeter, New Hampshire, a volunteer with Richie McFarland Children‘s Center, an early childhood program that helps young children reach their full developmental potential while supporting their families throughout the process. Hodsdon has been a pillar of the organization for 17 years, devoting her time to help in different capacities as a board member, creating fundraising events, bringing the largest donor of the organization and providing graphic design and marketing services.