Dunkin' Brands Donation

RFIC Dunkin' Donation

From left to right: Deborah Merrill-Sands (Dean, Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics); Dr. E. Hachemi Aliouche (Director, Rosenberg International Franchise Center); Ann Rosenberg (President, Rosevine Winery and The William Rosenberg Foundation); Grant Benson (Senior VP Franchising and Development, Dunkin' Brands); Udo Schlentrich (Former Director, Rosenberg International Franchise Center); Christine Miller (Senior Director of Corporate Responsibility & Corporate Foundation, Dunkin' Brands) Image Source: Courtesy image

In June 2015, Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc., the parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, donated $250,000 to the Rosenberg International Franchise Center (RIFC). The center, which is named after Dunkin’ Donuts founder William Rosenberg, is grateful to Dunkin’ Brands for their generous gift and their commitment to Rosenberg’s vision.

The RIFC explores and advances the understanding of franchising through research, education, and outreach, and offers courses for business students at the UNH Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics.

The $250,000 donation was paid over a five-year period and used to launch several new RIFC initiatives, including a Franchise Pioneers of the World webpage to recognize pioneers in international franchising and diverse franchise business models. Funds were also used to develop new franchising courses, and to expand the center’s research in international franchising and franchising opportunities for minorities and women.

Visit the links below to access just a few of the many news articles about the donation: