Nominations Open for 2017 Franchising Gives Back Awards

The IFA Franchise Education & Research Foundation announced it is accepting nominations for the 2017 Franchising Gives Back Annual Awards. In partnership with Roark Capital Group, the third annual awards program salutes the best, most innovative community leaders and charitable programs nationwide.

Now through June 12, current IFA members and/or any of their affiliated organizations are invited to visit and nominate their company’s charitable activities performed between January – December 2016. Gold and Silver Winners will be selected in five categories: Spirit of Franchising Award, The Newcomer Award, Enduring Impact Award, Support Our Veterans Award, and Innovation and Impact Award. Past winners have included Edible Arrangements and Edible Cares; Auntie Anne’s and Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation; Arby’s and Share Our Strength / No Kid Hungry; CertaPro Painters and Homes for Our Troops; and Marriott International and Wounded Warriors.

Winners will be honored at an awards celebration and dinner on Sept. 11 during the IFA’s Franchise Action Network Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. Individual tickets and table sponsorships are available. For more information, visit or email Gionne Jones at

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