MBA Opens Doors Foundation Completes Record Setting Fundraising Season

The Mortgage Bankers Association Opens Doors Foundation (MBA Opens Doors) today announced it reached its 2016/2017 fundraising campaign goal of $1.5 million during its annual convention which was recently held in Boston. MBA Opens Doors is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing assistance to families with a critically ill or injured child by making their mortgage or rent payment. MBA Opens Doors currently works directly with nine children’s hospitals to identify families in need. MBA also announced today that it would be participating in Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving for communities around the world, this November 29th.

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“Providing individuals and families with safe, sound and affordable homes fuels our desire to go to work every day.  And we all know a home is so much more than just a place to live.  It is a source of emotional comfort; it’s security; it is a place where memories are made; and we’ve all known the joy of coming home,” said Debra W. Still, CMB, Opens Doors Foundation Chairman and CEO of Pulte Mortgage. “Opens Doors has provided critical relief for families who are balancing medical expenses, job loss and other financial demands while sitting beside their child’s hospital bed.”

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“We have distributed almost one million dollars in housing payments to more than 660 families in 20 states.  None of this would have been possible without the support of MBA members, and in particular those who gave so generously,” Still continued.

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MBA Opens Doors donors also fielded 15 runners in the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon– raising over $63,000 or 126% of their original goal.

To participate in Giving Tuesday by giving to MBA Opens Doors, click here and select #GivingTuesday in the “Gift Designation” drop down. Donations to MBA Opens Doors Foundation are always accepted at or by texting “ODF” to 20222 to make a one-time $25 donation from your mobile phone. You can also designate MBA Opens Doors as your AmazonSmile beneficiary at

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