MBA Opens Doors Foundation Kicks Off 2024 Fundraising Season with Nearly $2.7 Million in Donations
September 20, 2023
WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 20, 2023) – The MBA Opens Doors Foundation (Opens Doors) today announced it received $2,684,526 in corporate and individual donations during its Annual Appeal fundraising campaign to kick off fiscal year 2024, held September 5-7. The proceeds will support the Foundation's mission of helping vulnerable families with critically ill or injured children stay in their homes while their child is in treatment.
“I am very proud of my friends and colleagues in the real estate finance industry. With our businesses facing some very challenging economics, it was gratifying to see so many companies and individuals maintain – and even increase – their support of Opens Doors,” said Debra W. Still, Vice Chairman of Pulte Financial Services and Chairman of the Foundation’s Board of Directors. “This strong showing ensures that we will be able to help many more families in the coming year.”
During the three-day campaign, Opens Doors received pledges from 41 companies and 52 individuals, totaling nearly $2.7 million. Six companies pledged $100,000 or more in support, led by CMG Financial, which pledged $200,000 and Pingora Asset Management, which pledged $150,000. Additional companies pledging $100,000 or more were: Arch MI, Citizens Bank, Freedom Mortgage, Lennar Mortgage, Radian Group Inc., and PennyMac Financial Services. Four companies pledged $75,000, including AmeriHome, ICE, Pulte Financial Services and Taylor Morrison Home Funding; and 25 other companies pledged $25,000 or more. Personal pledges totaled $577,526 and exceeded last year’s personal commitments.
“It is incredibly inspiring to work with people who believe in what we do to their very core,” said Deborah E. Dubois, President of MBA Opens Doors Foundation. “So many companies and individuals stepped in with critical funds that will help us continue to do this important work. Their spirit and commitment to our mission is both awe inspiring and deeply gratifying.”
Corporate and individual donors who commit to supporting the Foundation at the $25,000-or-more level will be recognized at MBA's 2023 Annual Convention & Expo in Philadelphia on October 15-18.
The Opens Doors Foundation, through its Home Grant Program, provides relief to families with critically ill children with housing assistance grants of up to $2,000 a month. In a short period of time, the Home Grant Program has become a critical part of a family's support structure, especially when a parent or guardian must take unpaid leave to be with a child.
For more information on Opens Doors’ mission, please click here.