2019 Franchising Gives Back Awards Dinner
It was a night full of happy hearts for the International Franchise Association. Our Annual Franchising Gives Back Awards Dinner consisted of IFA members coming together to celebrate the presence these brands have in their communities.
We were honored to host all of you here in Washington, D.C. The franchising gives back stories told by the winners inspired the crowd and left us feeling hopeful for the future and proud to be a part of this great industry.
This event is the perfect way to kick off the Franchise Action Network Annual Meeting, where IFA members gather to promote the positive impacts of franchising to lawmakers in the nation’s capital.
See below for a list of the 2019 Franchising Gives Back Award winners:
This award highlights a new charitable or community support program launched within the last year that has made a significant impact on a local community.
Silver Award: Premium Service Brands, benefiting Kids-Lift
Gold Award: Goldfish Swim School Franchising, LLC, benefiting USA Swimming Foundation
Enduring Impact Award
This award recognizes an IFA member with a longstanding commitment to his or her community that has been executing an outstanding charitable or community support program(s) for at least five (consecutive) years.
Silver Award: BMW Management, Inc. dba Sizzler, benefiting Student of the Month Program, Inc.
Gold Award: SONIC Drive-In, benefiting DonorsChoose.org
Support Our Veterans Award
This award recognizes a member whose charitable or community support program has gone above and beyond the call of duty to help those men and women who have served in the U.S. military and their families, and positively impacted their local community along the way.
Silver Award: Wag N' Wash, benefiting Freedom Service Dogs
Gold Award: Sport Clips, benefiting Aleethia Foundation
Innovation and Impact Award
This award recognizes an IFA member whose charitable or community support program focused on using creative, innovative ways to maximize the benefits and impact on their community with limited resources.
Silver Award: Wayback Burgers, benefiting Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Gold Award: Just Between Friends, benefiting Petaluma Active 20-30
Spirit of Franchising Award
This award recognizes an IFA member whose charitable or community support program embodies the spirit of what it means to be a part of the franchising industry by giving back to his or her local community.
Silver Award: Captain D’s, benefiting Food for Homeless
Gold Award: Rose Group dba Applebee’s Bar and Grill, benefiting Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation
Thank you to our sponsors for making this a prestigious event each year: