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NTC Expands Their Philanthropic Efforts Nationwide In 2019

Nationwide Title Clearing, Inc. (NTC), the leading post-closing services provider for the nation’s largest financial institutions, investors and servicers, committed to several local and national non-profit organizations throughout 2019. For several years, NTC has been heavily involved with non-profit organizations in the Tampa Bay area such as the Humane Society of Pinellas, Feeding Tampa Bay, and the Ronald McDonald House Charities. As of January 2019, NTC is proud to announce they have expanded their philanthropic efforts nationwide.


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Community involvement and support for worthy causes is core to the culture at NTC. NTC’s culture is to contribute by volunteering, donating, and helping in any way that is not expected. The company supports employees in their charitable efforts and participates in several events throughout the year.


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“When people ask us why we do it, the answer is simple. It is because we care and NTC, as any established business, has a responsibility to ensure that non-profit organizations are supported and their cause disseminated,” said Danny Byrnes, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at NTC.


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NTC sponsors and supports their furry friends at the Humane Society of Pinellas in several events and donations throughout the year. The company sponsored the Humane Society of Pinellas’ annual Bark at the Ball Park event, where fans bring their furry friends to watch the ballgame. NTC also hosted a food drive for the Humane Societies Senior Pet Connection.


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NTC entered its 4th year of supporting Feeding Tampa Bay and hosted its annual Cereal for Summer food drive. Team members collected and donated over 500 boxes of cereal for children this Summer. WTSP Channel 10 News collaborated with Feeding Tampa Bay and the rest of the community collecting breakfast for families in need.

Most recently, NTC sponsored and attended the St. Pete Pride celebrations during the month of June in support of the LGBTQ+ community. Team members attended the Stonewall Reception, marched in the parade and hosted a booth during the festival. This is NTC’s first time sponsoring St. Pete Pride.

“NTC has always been an advocate of inclusion and diversity, from our Veteran’s Day recognition to our Women of NTC outing. We are proud of who we are and I think it is wonderful that we are always exploring new avenues to support our team,” said Santa Sorrentino, Marketing Director at NTC.

Expanding their outreach efforts nationwide, NTC attended and sponsored the Ruth Cheatham Foundation in Dallas, Texas, an organization that raises funds and helps those fighting cancer, especially children and teenagers. In addition, for the fourth consecutive year, NTC will be attending and sponsoring the Carrington Charitable Annual Golf Classic at Pelican Hill Resort in Newport Beach, California this coming October. The Carrington Charitable Foundation has many programs that support veterans who have sacrificed so much to ensure the safety of our nation.

In August, NTC team members will volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House and prepare meals for patients. This will be the companies seventh year volunteering for this organization. NTC is sponsoring the Boys and Girls Club gala in September and will sponsor the Gramatica Kickball Foundation’s annual Kick Ball tournament in October.

“For as long as I have worked at NTC, it has been a pleasure being as involved in our community as we have been. Each year we explore different charities and avenues of philanthropy, and I am grateful to be part of such an amazing company that is focused on giving back to our community,” said Sorrentino.

Lender Donates $41,000 To Susan G. Komen San Diego

Plaza Home Mortgage, Inc., one of the nation’s leading wholesale and correspondent mortgage lenders, announced today it has donated $41,000 to Susan G. Komen San Diego. This past October, Plaza announced its seventh annual donation program to support the charity in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month. 


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In recognition of the company’s continued support throughout the years, Komen San Diego awarded Plaza with its Laura Farmer Sherman Award, which recognizes San Diego’s strongest advocates, innovative partners and committed volunteers. 


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To date, Plaza has raised more than $500,000 for Komen San Diego. Plaza’s contributions have helped thousands of women get free mammograms, biopsies, ultrasounds, care coordination, education and financial assistance for breast cancer patients’ most critical needs during treatment. This year, Plaza’s donation will be designated to women and their families who need financial assistance covering living expenses, like rent or a mortgage, food, prescriptions and more while they are going through treatment. Plaza’s donations have also helped Komen San Diego fund groundbreaking research. 


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Susan G. Komen is the largest nonprofit funder of breast cancer research outside of the U.S. government and much of that investment has been awarded to scientists in San Diego. 


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“It is an honor to partner with Komen San Diego for the seventh year and help it make strides in the fight against breast cancer, one of the most frequently diagnosed cancers,” said Michael Fontaine, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at Plaza Home Mortgage. “Breast cancer has impacted the lives of so many of us, so we are extremely proud to be one of Komen San Diego’s largest corporate contributors.”For more information about Susan G. Komen San Diego, please visit KomenSanDiego.org  

USF Federal Credit Union Donates $10,000

We are in the season of giving, so I want to talk about how our industry is giving back. For example, USF Federal Credit Union (USF FCU) donated $10,000 to Tampa General Hospital (TGH) Foundation to purchase three, high-tech UV lights to disinfect toys in the play area of TGH’s Children’s Medical Center.


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The lights, known as toy sterilizers, quickly kill viruses and bacteria, making the toys safe for children to play with. “The toys need to be cleaned after each child plays with them,” explained Kelly Shelor, nurse manager of the Children’s Medical Center. “The UV lights will be a great help to us.”


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She said the lights typically kill germs in about a minute, and will make it much easier for staff to make sure the toys are clean.


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“We are pleased to be able to make this donation to the hospital and are glad this will help the children stay safe,” USF FCU president and CEO Richard J. Skaggs said. “The work they’re doing at the Children’s Medical Center is vitally important and we’re happy to help with this donation.”

TGH is a Select Employee Group for the credit union and TGH employees and their families are eligible to join USF FCU.

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Embrace Home Loans Hosts Embracing Our Veterans Event

Embrace Home Loans is sponsoring the Delaware Aviation Museum Foundation’s B-25 World War II medium bomber plane appearance at the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Wings ‘n Wheels show on June 10, alongside other partners including Revere Bank, Lowe/Tillsen Insurance and Fitzgerald Auto Malls. Visit Embrace’s table or see an Embrace employee to sign up for rides on a B-25 World War II medium bomber plane, the Panchito. In order to have the Panchito flown in for the event, Embrace Home Loans made a donation to the Delaware Aviation Museum Foundation.

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The B-25 was one of the most widely used medium bomber aircrafts during World War II, and this plane, the Panchito, will be taking flight during the Wings ‘n Wheels show. During the Embracing Our Veterans event, Panchito crew members and Embrace employees will be helping the Delaware Aviation Museum Foundation with the event. In addition, for every six or more members who fly together, ten percent of the proceeds will go back to the Veterans’ nonprofit association. The plane rides will begin at 10:30 a.m., lasting approximately 30 minutes each, and the team anticipates around four plane loads of passengers taking flight at this event.

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Bill Rozek, a senior loan officer at Embrace’s Rockville, Md. branch, organized the Embracing Our Veterans event. With over 25 years of experience in the mortgage industry, Rozek has been with the Embrace team since 2009, and works closely with the Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors. Rozek is a volunteer for the Delaware Aviation Museum and he is a member of the crew.

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“In the past, we have offered rides to Veteran passengers who actually flew in B-25s during World War II. Their experiences have often been very exciting and emotional ones, full of nostalgia,” said Rozek. “My hope for this event is that we will provide a similar experience for Veterans who are visiting the Wings ‘n Wheels show. We want them to feel celebrated because we are deeply grateful for their service. At Embrace we love to give back, and we’re very excited about proceeds from the plane rides being gifted to the Veterans’ nonprofit association.”

Embrace and its employees have helped support not only military members and Veterans, but also local families in need, school supply drives, the families of active military members, and friends or families of Embrace employees who have had sudden emergencies such as a medical crisis, to name just a few. The national lender has raised thousands of dollars through its simple tradition of giving, and Providence Business News has recognized Embrace as the Most Community Involved Company in Rhode Island.

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Embrace Home Loans Sponsors Charity Event

Embrace Home Loans is sponsoring the 5th Annual PinkTie.Org 2017 event on Monday, May 22, at The Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, NY. Embrace Home Loans’ Hauppauge, NY branch has committed to being a Silver Sponsor for the event. Proceeds will benefit the Don Monti Memorial Research Foundation, a premier organization dedicated to eradicating cancer through research, fellowship and education.

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Since 2012, PinkTie.Org – Business Professionals Networking for a Cure, has united Long Islanders in the fight against cancer and other diseases affecting families throughout the community. The annual event held each May continues to make a positive impact on the community and has become the backbone of Long Island’s philanthropy movement.

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“At Embrace Home Loans, we are devoted to supporting our local community,” said Embrace Home Loans’ Hauppauge branch manager, Bryan Smith. “We chose to support PinkTie.Org because of the significant impact they have on the Long Island community helping to fight against diseases that disproportionately affect our loved ones. We are honored to sponsor this year’s event, and to further enrich our philanthropic company culture and our commitment to helping others in our communities.”

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Mike Cave, who founded the charitable organization, was grateful and appreciative for the mortgage lender’s tradition of giving. “We are very excited to welcome Embrace Home Loans into the PinkTie.Org family, and we thank them for their support and generosity as Silver Sponsors of the 5th Annual PinkTie.Org Event,” said Cave. “They are true Go-Givers!”

The event anticipates more than 3,000 guests with an evening of networking, raffle prizes and more in a first-time-ever partnership with Scott and Jaclyn Stapp’s Charm Foundation Inc. Guests will also enjoy an exciting live performance by Scott Stapp, the Voice of Creed.

Embrace employees have helped support local families in need, school supply drives, the families of active military members, and friends and families of Embrace employees, who have had sudden emergencies such as a medical crisis, to name just a few. Embrace has raised thousands of dollars through their tradition of giving and dedication to helping others.

Baystate Financial Gives Back

Baystate Financial has raised $30,000 in the Fourth Annual Baystate Foundation All Stars versus the Boston Bruins Alumni charity hockey game. The game took place at the Stoneham Rink and the Bruins Alumni beat the Baystate Foundation All-Stars 10-9 in a well-played and spirited contest.

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A number of Baystate Financial associates participated in the event by selling tickets and selling program ad space to raise money. The Baystate Financial Charitable Foundation wrote 35 checks in 2016 and donates 100% of the money raised to several different non-profits including: the DCF Kids Fund, Summer Search, The Tomorrow Fund. This year’s honoree charity was Camp Harbor View.

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“It’s amazing to watch our team of Baystate associates work together and care so deeply for children in need,” said Chris McIntosh, Executive Director of the Baystate Financial Charitable Foundation. “The Fourth Annual Charity hockey game was a great success and we are thrilled to have started a tradition that is not only fun for the Baystate community but allows us to keep supporting kids in need.”

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“Through the generosity of our associates, we are able to help thousands of children by donating to so many special charities,” added Dave Porter, Managing Partner, Baystate Financial. “Our participation in this event showcases part of our mission statement which is all about reaching out and providing a hand to at risk young children. We are so thankful to be able to give back to the community.”

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 www.mbaopensdoors.org 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 smile.amzaon.com.

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LRES Gives Back

LRES, a national residential and commercial real estate services company providing valuations, REO asset management, HOA and technology solutions for the mortgage and real estate industry, announced its second annual 5K Cares Walk raised more than $11,500 for five charities.

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The LRES Cares Walk benefitted the Project Walk Paralysis Recovery Centers, the Nevada Humane Society, Wounded Warrior Project, Colette’s Children’s Home and Central Arizona Shelter Services (CASS).

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LRES’ Orange County, Arizona and Reno offices held 5K walk/runs for its associates last month, and more than 150 LRES associates, friends and family participated. Associates chose their favorite charity from the five foundations, and LRES matched every dollar made.

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“At LRES, we strive to take advantage of our own successes by giving back to our community,” said Roger Beane, CEO of LRES.

The MBA Is Using Technology To Give Back

The Mortgage Bankers Association Opens Doors Foundation (MBA Open Doors) today announced that it is accepting “Text-to-Give” donations. MBA President and CEO David H. Stevens, CMB, made the announcement during his opening remarks to the conference. 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.

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Any Opens Doors Foundation supporter with a cell phone can text “ODF” to the number “20222.” Once the donor confirms the return message a donation in the amount of $25.00 is made to the Foundation. A one-time $25.00 donation is charged to the donor’s wireless bill or prepaid balance.

“The attendees at MBA’s conventions have already been very generous. More than $20,000 has been raised at MBA’s meetings in 2016 alone, through small donations of individual members moved to give by the stories of families that Opens Doors has helped,” said Debra Still, Foundation Chairman and CEO of Pulte Mortgage. “By using ‘Text-to-Give’ we can streamline that process and make it much easier for individual members to give not only at our conferences and meetings but throughout the year.”

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, Denver and Houston.

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, please go to www.mbaopensdoors.org.

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The Spirit Of Giving

The Mortgage Bankers Association Opens Doors Foundation (MBA Open Doors) announced that Arch Capital Group Ltd. (Arch Capital), has made a very generous contribution. 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. Arch Capital’s generous donation has earned them recognition as an Opens Doors Foundation Guardian and is the largest single donation in Foundation history.

“We believe in helping families realize the dream of homeownership and we are pleased to support a foundation that aligns with Arch MI’s culture and its focus on the value of family. The Opens Doors Foundation and its mission to provide assistance to families with critically ill or injured children, allowing them to take unpaid leave from work and spend precious time together without jeopardizing their homes, represents the essence of our mission,” said Andrew Rippert, Chief Executive Officer of GlobalMortgage at Arch Capital Group, parent of Arch Mortgage Insurance.

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“On behalf of everyone working with the MBA Opens Doors Foundation, I want to thank Arch Capital for this generous donation,” said Debra Still, CMB, Chairman of the MBA Opens Doors Foundation and President & CEO of PulteMortgage. “From reading the grant applications each month, I have seen how lives are touched by Opens Doors. Through the support of Arch Capital and others, our industry is making a profound impact on those who receive the grants, giving families with critically ill or injured children the gift of spending precious time together.”

Arch Capital Group Ltd., a Bermuda public limited liability company, writes insurance and reinsurance on a worldwide basis through operations in Bermuda, the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia and South Africa, with a focus on specialty lines.

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For most families, the fear of losing a home is second only to the sense of panic that comes with the need to care for a child suffering from a major illness or injury. The MBA Opens Doors Foundation was developed as an industry association model to help individuals and families facing housing challenges associated with the significant cost of medical care for a seriously ill or injured child.

Opens Doors is currently able to pass 100 percent of the donations it receives on to families in need of assistance. The Foundation’s ongoing relationship with Washington, D.C.’s Children’s National Medical Center and more recently Children’s Hospital Colorado, provides partner organizations to help identify potential grant recipients.

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, please go to www.mbaopensdoors.org.

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