Hearts of Texas Luncheon
Established in 2007, the Hearts of Texas Awards Luncheon is VolunteerNow's® signature event. It showcases the importance of volunteerism in the community by recognizing outstanding leaders in North Texas. These inspirational volunteers have dedicated themselves to the community through the donation of their time, talent, and resources.
12th Annual Event: Celebrating Roger Staubach
VolunteerNow will honor former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach with the 2018 VolunteerNow Lifetime Achievement Award for his commitment to transforming North Texas through volunteerism. Mr. Staubach will receive the award at the 12th Annual Hearts of Texas Luncheon on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at the Belo Mansion. Honorary co-chairs are David and Carolyn Miller, both of whom have received this award in previous years.
Roger Staubach has served his country and community for decades. From putting his career on hold for his Navy service, to raising millions for critical North Texas nonprofits, Mr. Staubach embodies the spirit of giving. He and his family foundation have supported a variety of organizations including Children’s Cancer Fund, United Way of America, the Dallas Arboretum, Vogel Alcove, Genesis Women’s Shelter, Visiting Nurse Association, and the American Heart Association. Mr. Staubach received the 2006 Congressional Medal of Honor Patriot Award, and the J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award from SMU, and founded Allies in Service to connect veterans to employment, healthcare, housing and education.