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MBA Opens Doors Foundation Receives $1,000,000 Donation From Fairway

The MBA Opens Doors Foundation (Opens Doors) has received a $1,000,000 gift from Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation (Fairway Mortgage) – the largest donation received in the foundation’s 10-year history.

“We are deeply grateful to Fairway Mortgage for their historic and generous contribution. As our country continues to battle the economic and health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, a gift of this magnitude will help us meet the growing needs of families with children facing significant health challenges,” said Debra W. Still, CMB, President and CEO of Pulte Financial Services and MBA Opens Doors Foundation Chairman. “I can’t emphasize enough just how important this gift is to the Opens Doors Foundation and the thousands of families we help year after year.”

Since 2012, Opens Doors has helped families in 49 states and the District of Columbia, granting more than $9.2 million in housing assistance to more than 6,500 families with critically ill or injured children to help them stay in their homes while their child was in treatment.

“Giving back to help families and communities that are struggling is simply the right thing to do,” said Steve Jacobson, Founder and CEO of Fairway Mortgage. “The housing industry has fared better than most during these challenging times. When the pandemic hit, there was a tremendous amount of confusion and uncertainty. The mortgage industry was facing steep challenges but we were fortunate to have the support of the Mortgage Bankers Association, which in turn allowed us to help families in communities hard hit by the economic downturn that followed. We have much to be grateful for, and we are humbled and thankful that we could make this contribution.”

“It is hard to conceive of a better way to start our 10th year of helping to keep families with sick kids in their homes,” said Deborah Dubois, President of the MBA Opens Doors Foundation. “We are profoundly grateful to Fairway Mortgage for their leadership in these difficult and uncertain times, and we look forward to partnering with others to keep families in their homes.”