The International Franchise Association (IFA) Educational Foundation

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The International Franchise Association (IFA) Educational Foundation announced the winners of its inaugural Franchising Gives Back Awards, who were honored at a special event in Washington, D.C., on September 28, 2015. Your local CertaPro Painters of Columbus team took the Gold Award under their Veteran category for Franchising Gives Back.

“Support Our Veterans Award — CertaPro Painters — CertaPro Painters kicked off a campaign to support Homes for Our Troops (HFOT), a privately funded nonprofit organization building specially adapted, mortgage-free homes nationwide for the most severely injured veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. CertaPro became one of HFOT’s national sponsors, committing to raising $200,000 in funds and donations of its painting services by the end of 2014. CertaPro Painters exceeded its goal by raising$260,000 and an additional $160,000 through in-kind donations.”

You can read more about the foundation and other award winners here.