IFA’s VetFran Program Receives $500,000 donation from Sport Clips Founder and CEO

IFA member, Founder & CEO of Sport Clips Gordon Logan has made a major investment in our nation’s veterans by personally donating $500,000 to the IFA’s VetFran Program, ensuring the ongoing growth of the program. Vetfran, an initiative of IFA, has been working to foster the entry of veterans into the world of franchising since 1991.

Gordon Logan and Sport Clips have a long history of supporting the veteran’s community and the IFA. A U.S. Air Force veteran himself, Logan understands first hand that the skills and experience of our nation’s veterans are a perfect match for the franchise business model. Doing our part to encourage veterans to get into franchising is an imperative, and thanks to Sport Clips’ generous contribution, the VetFran program is well-placed to continue its growth and success.

During today’s signing, Logan said “The two defining parts of my professional life are my service in the United States Air Force and my career in franchising. I have experienced how military service feeds into franchise success and see it every day with franchisees in the Sport Clips system. Through my support of VetFran I want to share the dream of franchise ownership with even more of my fellow veterans.”

VetFran member companies have grown into a large network of over 600 franchise brands that voluntarily offer financial discounts, mentorship, and training for aspiring veteran franchisees and veterans seeking employment. VetFran’s most recent survey shows that over 238,000 veterans and military spouses found opportunities in the franchise industry as either employees or franchise owners. There are over 6,500 veterans that have become franchise business owners since 2011.

“VetFran is an outstanding example of volunteers coming together to serve and honor veterans who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to serve and protect our country,” said John Reynolds, CFE, president of the IFA Foundation.

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.
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.
IFA’s VetFran Program Receives $500,000 donation from Sport Clips Founder and CEO

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