MBA Opens Doors Foundation Kicks Off 2020 Fundraising Season with More Than $1.8 Million in Donations
WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 1, 2019) - The MBA Opens Doors Foundation (Opens Doors) today announced it received $1.81 million in corporate and individual donations during its two-day FY 2020 fundraising campaign in late August. The proceeds will support the Foundation's mission of caring for families with sick children by providing mortgage and rental assistance grants to families in need.
During its two-day fundraising campaign, Opens Doors received $1.77 million in corporate donation pledges, along with $35,500 in personal donations, for a total of $1,805,500 in family support. "I am heartened by the amount of support we have for Opens Doors. With these donations, we will expand ODF's mission to help even more families. I am honored to be a part of an industry that is willing to lend a helping hand when needed," said Debra W. Still, CMB, President and CEO of Pulte Mortgage, and Chairman of the Foundation's Board of Directors.
Corporate and individual donors who commit to supporting the Foundation at $25,000 or more before October 11, 2019, will be recognized at MBA's 2019 Annual Convention & Expo in Austin, Texas, October 27-30.
"The Opens Doors Foundation is continuing to grow with the help of a committed and generous pool of supporters. We are grateful for the support that comes from all facets of the real estate finance industry," said Deborah Dubois, President of the Opens Doors Foundation. "There is nothing like working together as a team to make amazing things happen for families in need. We look forward to continuing our fundraising efforts in 2020." Support from MBA allows the Foundation to pass on 100 percent of donations to families in need of assistance.
Potential grant recipients are identified through the Foundation's ongoing relationship with children's hospitals in Akron, OH; Boston, MA; Dallas-Fort Worth, TX; Denver, CO; Houston, TX; Indianapolis, IN; Northern and Southern CA; and Washington, D.C.
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 visit www.mbaopensdoors.org.