MBA Opens Doors Celebrates Successful 2017
By Ali Ahmad
December 21, 2017
The Mortgage Bankers Association Opens Doors Foundation announced it raised a record $1.8 million in calendar year 2017, furthering its mission to help families meet their housing costs while dealing with a critically ill or injured child receiving medical treatment.
Currently in its fifth full operating year, MBA Opens Doors has helped nearly 1,600 families.
"The Opens Doors Foundation has a bigger mission than ever before," said Debra W. Still, CMB, Opens Doors Foundation Chairman, and CEO of Pulte Mortgage, Englewood, Colo. "We are operating in hospitals that reach 35 states and the District of Columbia. We are helping more families on a monthly basis than ever before, and as our participating hospitals continue to utilize our services, that number will grow exponentially. Fortunately, we are blessed with a wide, diverse, and creative group of supporters in this industry today."
"Our supporters contribute in a multitude of ways," Still added. "They run 5Ks, organize social media giving events, set aside money from every loan closed and make major, multi-year financial commitments to fund the Foundation. The challenge of meeting the needs of the sick children and desperate families we want to help is great, but the magnanimous spirt of this industry is even greater."
In addition to large donations given and pledged by corporate and individual donors during the MBA 2017 Annual Convention & Expo, convention attendees raised money with a live auction during Concert MBA, supporters raised funds and awareness with a 5K run/walk in Denver, 300 small donors contributed using the "text-to-give" feature and Commercial/Multifamily Future Leaders Alumni raised money and conducted a site visit to an affiliate hospital. MBA Opens Doors also participated once again in the international #GivingTuesday event, raising money from many smaller donors.
The Foundation premiered a new video featuring families that have received grants at the convention in Denver. You can view the video by clicking https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxYe2n0QiPI&feature=youtu.be.
MBA Opens Doors Foundation Guardians
Arch Mortgage Insurance Company
Bank of America
Black Knight Financial Services/Fidelity National Financial/Service Link
E.J. and Martha Burke
CalAtlantic Homes/CalAtlantic Mortgage
Eagle Home Mortgage, LLC/The Lennar Foundation
First American Title Insurance Company
M&T Realty Capital Corporation
Pulte Mortgage/Pulte Group
Quicken Loans Inc.
Radian Group Inc.
Radius Financial Group Inc.
David A. Spector
David and Mary Stevens
Susan and Van Stewart
Roger and Deb Still
Brian and Kathryn Stoffers
SunTrust Mortgage Inc.
Taylor Morrison Home Funding
Union Home Foundation
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
MBA Opens Doors Foundation Champions
AmeriFirst Mortgage Banking Group
Colonial Savings F.A.
Grandbridge Real Estate Capital LLC/BB&T Home Mortgage/BB&T Foundation
JP Morgan Chase & Co.
New American Funding
Teraverde Financial LLC
MBA Opens Doors Foundation Partners
CBRE Capital Markets
Digital Risk LLC
Ellie Mae Inc.
George Mason Mortgage LLC
HomeBridge Financial Services Inc.
Primary Residential Mortgage Inc.
MBA Opens Doors Foundation Friends
StanCorp Mortgage Investors LLC/Standard Insurance Company
MBA Opens Doors Foundation Fans
Rodrigo and Mary Lopez
James S. MacLeod
Tim and Jill Neer
PenFed Credit Union
VantageScore Solutions LLC
Opens Doors currently passes 100 percent of the donations it receives to families in need of assistance. Potential recipients of the grants are identified through the Foundation's participating children's hospitals in Washington D.C.; Boston; Dallas-Fort Worth; Denver; Houston; Akron, Ohio; and 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, visit www.mbaopensdoors.org.