The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) has announced that Arch Mortgage Insurance and the CMG Foundation are the recipients of the MBA Opens Doors Foundation (ODF) 2017 Community Champion Award
. The award recognizes those whose dedication resulted in unique and lasting contributions to advance the foundation’s mission to enable families with a critically ill or injured child to keep their home, even in the face of significant medical bills.
”This year, the Foundation is honoring a pair of companies—Arch MI and the CMG Foundation—whose collective efforts span multiple years and set high standards for active, innovative support of the Opens Doors mission,” said Debra W. Still, CMB, President and CEO of Pulte Mortgage and Chairman of the Foundation’s Board of Directors. “Both have shown exceptional leadership and worked hard to advance ODF’s mission and long-term and sustained growth. Chris George and the CMG Foundation have stepped up as real champions of MBA Opens Doors for several years. Chris continues to raise awareness of our mission and of the impact we make on the lives of families with injured or critically ill children.
“Arch MI and Andrew Rippert, CEO of Global Mortgage at Arch Capital Group, have been great champions of our shared mission ever since they were recognized as the first MBA Opens Doors Foundation Guardians in 2015, for what remains the largest multiyear gift in our history. Also, Andrew has also taken a personal leadership role in the Foundation, and continues to advance strategies that will ensure long-term, sustained financial resources to support our mission.”
MBA Opens Doors is currently 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 children's hospitals in Washington, D.C.; Boston; Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas; Denver; Houston, Texas; Northern and Southern California; and now Akron, Ohio.