Jim and Judy Deitch, Deitch Family Foundation Presented with MBA Opens Doors Foundation Community Champion Award

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Ali Ahmad
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SAN DIEGO, CA (October 20, 2015) - Today, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) announced Mr. and Mrs. Jim and Judy Deitch and the Deitch Family Foundation, are the recipients of the "MBA Opens Doors Foundation Community Champion Award."  The award recognizes those who have dedicated significant time and effort to advance the foundation's mission to enable families with a critically ill or injured child to keep their home, even in the face of significant medical bills.

"I am honored to present the 2015 MBA Opens Doors Foundation Community Champion Award to Jim and Judy Deitch and their foundation," said Debra Still, CMB, Chairman of the MBA Opens Doors Foundation and President & CEO of Pulte Mortgage.  "Mr. and Mrs. Deitch have done so much for the Foundation.  Their charitable giving includes a large personal donation, but it has gone far beyond that.  As it turns out, the Deitch family also has ties to the music industry, which they have used creatively to give from the heart."

Still continued: "Working with a talented singer/songwriter, Jim and Judy have produced and underwritten a beautiful song, 'Call It Home.'  The song is featured in the video which introduces our mission and all proceeds from its sale on iTunes are contributed to Opens Doors."

Mr. Deitch is the co-founder and CEO of Teraverde and co-founder of the American Home Bank division of First National Bank of Chester County.  Previously, he was a Chairman, CEO, and co-founder of Keystone National Bank and Keystone Financial Mortgage Corporation, as well as President, CEO and director of Parent Federal Savings Bank.

Opens Doors is currently able to pass 100 percent of the donations it receives on to families in need of assistance. The Foundation's ongoing relationship with Washington, D.C.'s Children's National Medical Center and more recently Children's Hospital Colorado, provides partner organizations to help identify potential grant recipients.

Opens Doors is a 501(c)(3) organization and all contributions are tax deductible.  For more information about the Foundation or to make a donation, please go to www.mbaopensdoors.org.

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The MBA Opens Doors Foundation was launched in October 2011, with an initial start-up contribution of $50,000 from the Mortgage Bankers Association and with MBA covering all administrative costs of the Foundation. The Foundation's two initiatives assist families with critically ill or injured children by providing mortgage or rental assistance grants to help them keep their homes in the face of significant medical expenses. Having begun by serving families in the Washington, D.C. area, MBA Opens Doors has established a sound operational framework that will enable the Foundation to expand across the United States. Learn more at www.mbaopensdoors.org.