The MBA Opens Doors Foundation (Opens Doors) raised $234,536 at its Annual Charity Wine Auction held during MBA’s June Chairman’s Conference in Manalapan, Florida. The funds raised will support the Foundation’s mission of providing mortgage and rental assistance grants to families with critically ill or injured children, allowing parents and guardians to be by a child’s side during treatment without fear of losing their home.
“This year’s Annual Charity Wine Auction took on special meaning, given the challenges our industry has seen and continues to see,” said Debra W. Still, CMB, Chairman of Pulte Financial Services and Chair of the MBA Opens Doors Foundation Board of Directors. “It was profoundly gratifying to see so many of my industry colleagues join together to raise nearly $235,000 to fund our mission of keeping families with critically ill or injured children in their homes while their child is in treatment. Their dedication embodies the spirit of our industry’s leadership and the Opens Doors mission.”
The MBA Opens Doors Foundation has provided more than $22 million in mortgage and rental payment assistance to nearly 15,000 families since its founding in 2011, making it a critical part of a family’s support structure while their child is ill. Grants of up to $2,000 are made monthly to families with a child in treatment at one of the Foundation’s network of 13 children’s hospitals.
“Even as the market has presented challenges to our industry, the spirit and motivation to help families less fortunate than their own is as strong as it ever was,” said Deborah Dubois, President of the MBA Opens Doors Foundation. “The Foundation does good and impactful work every day, providing relief to roughly 300 families a month. None of it would be possible without the support of MBA members.”
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