The Mortgage Bankers Association Opens Doors Foundation (MBA Opens Doors)
has 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. We are operating in hospitals that reach 35 states and the District of Columbia,” said Debra W. Still, CMB, Opens Doors Foundation Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pulte Mortgage. “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.”
In addition to large donations given and pledged by corporate and individual donors during MBA’s 2017 Annual Convention, convention attendees raised money with a live auction during Concert MBA, supporters raised funds and awareness with a 5K run/walk in Denver, approximately 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.
"Our supporters contribute in a multitude of ways–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 spirit of this industry is even greater."