Deborah Dubois Appointed President of MBA Opens Doors Foundation

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 26, 2018) - The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) today announced that Deborah Dubois has been hired as President of the MBA Opens Doors Foundation (MBA Opens Doors). MBA Opens Doors provides rental and mortgage payment assistance to families with critically ill children, allowing parents and guardians to be by a child's side during treatment, without fear of jeopardizing their home.

"Deborah Dubois brings years of philanthropic and nonprofit executive experience which will take the MBA Opens Doors Foundation to the next level," said Debra W. Still, CMB, President and CEO of Pulte Mortgage and MBA Opens Doors Foundation Chairman. "We have come very far in just five short years, and as President, Deborah will ensure we have the added resources to continue to grow and fulfill our mission of aiding families in need of our help."

As MBA Opens Doors President, Dubois will serve as the chief executive of the Foundation, spearheading the development and execution of a long-term strategic plan, growing the Foundation's donor base and overseeing all of its day-to-day activities.

"It is an honor to join the Foundation and a privilege to help families who face the unbelievable choice of being with their child at such a critical time, or going to work to keep a roof over their heads," Dubois said.  She will report directly to MBA's Chief Operating Officer, Marcia Davies, and indirectly to the Foundation's Board of Directors.  The Board of Directors oversees the strategic, operational and financial plans of all Foundation activities.

"I must also commend Teresa Betz, MBA's Assistant Vice President of Operations, who has been serving as MBA Opens Doors President for the past four and a half years," Still continued. "Teresa's exceptional work brought us to the point where the next logical move was to bring on a full-time president, and we are grateful she will continue working on behalf of the Foundation as Chief Operating Officer in addition to her other responsibilities at MBA."

Prior to joining MBA Opens Doors, Dubois served as Chief Development Officer for the Center for Public Integrity, Deputy Executive Director for Justice at Stake and Vice President for the National Legal Aid & Defender Association. She holds a Masters of Business Administration from The George Washington University and a BA from Cornell University.

MBA Opens Doors has made 1,800 grant awards to eligible families since 2012. Through the generosity of the Mortgage Bankers Association, the Foundation is 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 nine children's hospitals in Washington D.C., Boston, MA, Dallas-Fort Worth, TX, Denver, Co, Houston, TX, Northern and Southern California, and now Akron, OH. 

MBA 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