Gene and Jerry Jones Family Charities and the Dallas Cowboys, invite you to participate in the 2012 Dallas Cowboys Community Quarterback Award (CQA) - a volunteer recognition and grant program which has awarded nearly $250,000 in grant money to deserving non-profits in the North Texas area since 2000.
The Dallas Cowboys understand how important volunteers are to the success of charitable causes and consider the time and effort they contribute to be a priceless donation. We are excited to offer you the opportunity to nominate the volunteers that help you accomplish your community outreach goals.
Your organization may benefit monetarily from the volunteer’s leadership, dedication and commitment to bettering the North Texas community, as award-winning volunteers receive grants to donate back to their nominating charity.
We look forward to receiving your nominations. Your efforts impact the lives of many and the Dallas Cowboys applaud you and your volunteers for the joint effort in making the North Texas community a wonderful place to call home!
To download a copy of the
2012 Dallas Cowboys Community Quarterback Award
information packet and nomination form
Friday, November 16, 2012 @ 5:30 p.m.
Please feel free to contact the Dallas Cowboys Community Relations Department at 972-556-9959 if you have questions not answered by the FAQ below or need additional information.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the Dallas Cowboys Community Quarterback Award?
The Dallas Cowboys Community Quarterback Award is a volunteer recognition and grant program that salutes outstanding volunteers in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. The Dallas Cowboys Community Quarterback Award honors individuals who exemplify leadership, dedication and a commitment to improving the community in which they live through volunteerism. Award winners receive grant money for their nominating organization.
Who is Eligible for the Dallas Cowboys Community Quarterback Award?
North Texas residents, age 13 years and over, who provide volunteer services for registered nonprofit 501c3 or 509 organizations are eligible for nomination. Nominees may ONLY serve in a volunteer capacity and must not receive any compensation — monetary or otherwise — for their efforts.
How do you nominate someone for the Community Quarterback Award?
Individuals may nominate themselves or be nominated by the nonprofit 501c3 or 509 organization which they serve by completing, in-full, the program nomination form (one set of forms for each volunteer). Organizations may nominate more than one volunteer for the award, as long as they submit a separate application packet for each individual nominee. Please note that only individual persons will be considered for the award. Groups of volunteers are not eligible.
When is the Dallas Cowboys Community Quarterback Award program run?
The Dallas Cowboys begin accepting nominations for the 2012 Community Quarterback Award starting Friday, October 5, 2012. Nominations must be submitted via postal mail or fax to the Dallas Cowboys Community Relations Department no later than FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2012.
How is the Dallas Cowboys Community Quarterback Award determined?
A review panel comprised of team, media and community representatives from the Dallas-Fort Worth area will review the nominations and chose a pool of 10 finalists for the Community Quarterback Award. The overall award “winner” will be chosen from this pool of finalists in late November.
What does the “winner” of the Community Quarterback Award receive?Each of the 10 Finalists will receive a grant donated to his/her nominating nonprofit 501c3 or 509 organization from Gene and Jerry Jones Family Charities. From this pool there will be one “winner” chosen to receive $10,000 for his/her nominating charity, two “runners-up” selected to each receive $2,500 grants for their organization and seven “finalists” designated to have donations of $500 made on his/her behalf to the nominating non-profit agency.