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Jenna Weisbord, 310-995-0839
IFA Foundation Concludes Its Inaugural Giving Tuesday Campaign
Jan. 3, 2018 - The IFA Franchise Education and Research Foundation successfully raised over $10,000 along with awareness of its important work through its inaugural launch of the 2017 Giving Tuesday Campaign, which concluded on November 28, 2017. This grassroots fundraising effort is connected to #GivingTuesday, a national day of philanthropy, aimed at encouraging a day of giving at the start of the holiday season. The Foundation looks to build upon that success next year.
“We didn’t know what to expect when we joined the Giving Tuesday Campaign, but our community and staff is so committed to giving all year in their local communities that this effort just makes sense,” said Mary Heitman, the IFA Foundation’s President. “We are thrilled to see our members support the programs of the Foundation which increases opportunities and resources in the franchising industry.”
The IFA Foundation is a franchise leader and premier resource of education and research in this sector, and brings franchise opportunities to veterans, women, minorities, and the next generation of franchise leaders. The funds raised through this campaign will go to support these crucial initiatives.
The success of the campaign was made possible by the many small-dollar donors, many contributing less than $100. It was also supported by multiple corporate sponsors, including We Sell Restaurants, Figaro’s Pizza, Nick-N-Willy’s Pizza, Pizza Schmizza, FirstLight HomeCare, InXpress, Darter Press, and Location 3. These companies and donors across the franchise community showed how franchising gives back and shares in the spirit of the Giving Tuesday Campaign.
About the IFA Franchise Education & Research Foundation
Founded in 1983, the International Franchise Association (IFA) Franchise Education & Research Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and supported through the generous contributions of IFA members and others. The Foundation’s mission is to advance franchising and the free enterprise system by increasing the knowledge and professional standards of all members of the franchising community; educating the next generation of franchise practitioners; increasing recognition of franchising’s key role in the free enterprise system; and providing comprehensive information and research about important developments and trends in franchising.
About the International Franchise Association
Celebrating 56 years of excellence, education and advocacy, the International Franchise Association is the world's oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide. IFA works through its government relations and public policy, media relations and educational programs to protect, enhance and promote franchising and the more than 733,000 franchise establishments that support nearly 7.6 million direct jobs, $674.3 billion of economic output for the U.S. economy and 2.5 percent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). IFA members include franchise companies in over 300 different business format categories, individual franchisees and companies that support the industry in marketing, law, technology and business development.