Peter Burns, past president of the Frisco Education Foundation Board and an avid volunteer for the non-profit, was named a runner-up for the Dallas Cowboys Community Quarterback Award.
As a runner-up, Burns received a $2,500 grant to benefit FEF, which provides grants for FISD educators and scholarships for graduating FISD seniors. The Foundation also hosts Mindbender Academy, a summer camp for Frisco ISD middle school students focusing on science, technology, engineering and math.
“We are very proud of Peter Burns,” said Allison Miller, director of FEF and FISD’s Partners in Education. “He has supported us in so many ways, as a hands-on volunteer, a great leader and through his company Alcatel-Lucent, which is now Nokia. He has a great heart for education.”
The Dallas Cowboys Community Quarterback Award volunteer recognition program was designed to help identify local volunteers who demonstrate leadership, dedication and a commitment to bettering the Dallas-Fort Worth community. Now in its 16th year, the award has granted more than $300,000 in funds to worthwhile non-profits on behalf of their hard working volunteers.
To be considered for the Dallas Cowboys Community Quarterback Award, volunteers nominated must donate their time to helping non-profit (501c3 or 509) organizations, be non-compensated for their charitable work and be at least 10-years-old. Nominations for the award were accepted between October and December 2015 by the Dallas Cowboys Community Relations Department.