MBA Opens Doors Foundation Welcomes Lennar Mortgage’s Laura Escobar to its Board of Directors
WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 10, 2021) - The MBA Opens Doors Foundation (Opens Doors) today welcomed Lennar Mortgage President Laura Escobar to its Board of Directors. Opens Doors provides mortgage and rental assistance to families with critically ill or injured children, allowing parents and guardians to be by a child's side during treatment, without fear of jeopardizing their home.
"I am thrilled to announce that Laura Escobar, President of Lennar Mortgage, is joining the MBA Opens Doors Board of Directors. Laura's enthusiasm and energy are most welcome," said Debra W. Still, CMB, President and CEO of Pulte Financial, and Opens Doors Foundation Chairman. "Laura's expertise as a leader in the mortgage industry and her profound commitment to underserved communities will greatly enhance the efforts of our Board. She will be instrumental in helping develop new ideas and strategies to expand our giving and help build upon our good work."
Escobar is a 30-year real estate finance industry veteran. She has held leadership positions with both bank-owned and independent mortgage companies overseeing all aspects of mortgage banking. Escobar joined Lennar Mortgage in 2002 as Branch Manager; in 2004, she was promoted to Senior Vice President managing the Eastern Region; and in 2016 became Executive Vice President, overseeing operations and production of the company's Builder Division. Escobar was named President of Lennar Mortgage in 2018 and has been an active member of various Mortgage Bankers Association governance teams.
"I have been an enthusiastic supporter of the Opens Doors Foundation for many years, believing that giving back to our communities is not just the right thing to do, but a privilege. Perhaps more than anything, the pandemic has taught us that to survive, and indeed thrive as a community, we must extend a hand to those who need our help," said Escobar. "I can't think of anything more powerful than to help a family stay in their home while they face the daunting challenge of caring for a critically ill or injured child."
More than 8,000 families from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Guam have received housing assistance from Opens Doors since 2011. In 2021, Opens Doors launched its Pandemic Relief Program, doubling its support to families in need. Grants up to $2,500 are made monthly to qualified families.
"As we celebrate our 10th anniversary of helping to keep families with a sick or injured child in their home, we'll look to Laura's leadership and expertise to guide our plans for growth and expansion in our second decade," said Deborah Dubois, President of MBA Opens Doors Foundation. "Laura's enthusiasm and commitment to helping families in need is second to none."
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