Special thanks and recognition to the founding sponsors and donors for their generous support of the NextGen in Franchising program:

Founding sponsor

David McKinnon, Founder, ServicesBrands Intl.

Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation

Tariq Farid
CEO, Edible Arrangements

The Choice Hotels Foundation

Melanie Bergeron
Chair of the Board, Two Men & A Truck

Joe Bourdow
Senior Advisor, Valpak

Charlie Chase
President & CEO, FirstService Brands, Inc.

Lawrence “Doc” Cohen
President, DOC & Associates

The Stewart & Jane Bainum Fund

Aziz Hashim
President and CEO, NRD Holdings

The Stephen P. Joyce Fund

The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation

Amit Pamecha
CEO, FranConnect