MBA Opens Doors Foundation Completes Record Setting Fundraising Season
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 22, 2016) - The Mortgage Bankers Association Opens Doors Foundation (MBA Opens Doors) today announced it reached its 2016/2017 fundraising campaign goal of $1.5 million during its annual convention which was recently held in Boston. MBA Opens Doors is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing assistance to families with a critically ill or injured child by making their mortgage or rent payment. MBA Opens Doors currently works directly with nine children's hospitals to identify families in need. MBA also announced today that it would be participating in Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving for communities around the world, this November 29th.
"Providing individuals and families with safe, sound and affordable homes fuels our desire to go to work every day. And we all know a home is so much more than just a place to live. It is a source of emotional comfort; it's security; it is a place where memories are made; and we've all known the joy of coming home," said Debra W. Still, CMB, Opens Doors Foundation Chairman and CEO of Pulte Mortgage. "Opens Doors has provided critical relief for families who are balancing medical expenses, job loss and other financial demands while sitting beside their child's hospital bed."
"We have distributed almost one million dollars in housing payments to more than 660 families in 20 states. None of this would have been possible without the support of MBA members, and in particular those who gave so generously," Still continued. A full list of donors who have pledged or donated to the 2016/2017 campaign at the MBA Opens Doors Foundation Guardian, Champion, Partner, Friends, and Fan level is enclosed below.
MBA Opens Doors donors also fielded 15 runners in the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon- raising over $63,000 or 126% of their original goal.
To participate in Giving Tuesday by giving to MBA Opens Doors, click here and select #GivingTuesday in the "Gift Designation" drop down. Donations to MBA Opens Doors Foundation are always accepted at www.mbaopensdoors.org or by texting "ODF" to 20222 to make a one-time $25 donation from your mobile phone. You can also designate MBA Opens Doors as your AmazonSmile beneficiary at smile.amzaon.com.
At the MBA Annual Convention and Expo in Boston, the Foundation premiered a new video featuring families that have received grants. You can view the video by clicking here or on the image below.
MBA Opens Doors Foundation Guardians
Pulte Group / Pulte Financial Services
Union Home Mortgage
MBA Opens Doors Foundation Champions
Bank of America
CalAtlantic Mortgage/CalAtlantic Homes
Cornerstone Home Lending
Fidelity National / Black Knight / ServiceLink
Taylor Morrison Home Funding
MBA Opens Doors Foundation Partners
New American Funding
Success Mortgage Partners
MBA Opens Doors Foundation Friends
Alliance Home Loans
Meritage Homes/MTH Mortgage
Walker & Dunlop
MBA Opens Doors Foundation Fan
Opens Doors is currently able to pass on 100 percent of the donations it receives to families in need of assistance. Potential recipients of the grants are identified through the Foundation's ongoing relationship with children's hospitals in Washington D.C., Boston, Dallas-Fort Worth, Denver, Houston and now Northern and Southern California.
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.