The MBA Opens Doors Foundation (Opens Doors) has received $216,090 from Radian Group’s Opens Doors Opens Hearts campaign. The gift will allow Opens Doors to further deliver on its mission of providing mortgage and rental assistance 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.
Since 2018, Radian Group, led by Rick Thornberry, Chief Executive Officer, has hosted annual fundraising campaigns to benefit Opens Doors, while also committing $900,000 over nine years to help the Foundation launch and sustain its partnership with Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).
This year, more than 200 Radian team members, friends, families, and business partners contributed $108,045 to the Opens Doors Opens Hearts campaign, which was matched by Radian for a total of $216,090. The amount raised was a 40% increase over 2022’s campaign.
“Rick and the entire Radian Group team are commended for their generosity,” said Debra W. Still, CMB, Vice Chairman of Pulte Financial Services and MBA Opens Doors Foundation Chair of the Board. “Radian has always been an outstanding champion of the Foundation’s mission. As an Opens Doors Board Member, Rick has led the way in challenging times to raise critical funds for the families Opens Doors helps. He has inspired hundreds of Radian team members and business associates to engage in their annual campaigns which benefit Opens Doors. Their commitment and financial support for families with critically ill or injured children is inspiring.”
In addition to Radian’s annual campaigns and their support of the Foundation’s partnership with CHOP, Radian has also been the lead sponsor of Concert MBA at MBA’s Annual Convention and Expo for more than a decade. The concert and auction benefit Opens Doors. In 2023, Concert MBA raised $32,500 for Opens Doors.
“Our annual Opens Doors Opens Hearts campaign exemplifies the generosity and the spirit of giving that our team, friends, families, and business partners embrace to support families in need,” said Thornberry. “I’m honored to lead a team of extraordinary people who come together each year to raise funds to support families who need our help staying in their homes while they navigate their child’s medical crisis.”
The MBA Opens Doors Foundation, through its Home Grant Program, provides relief in a time of personal crisis. The Home Grant Program has become a critical part of a family’s support structure, especially when a parent or guardian must take unpaid leave to be with a child. Grants of up to $2,000 are made monthly to families in need of mortgage or rental payment assistance. The Foundation has provided nearly $25 million in mortgage and rental payment assistance to more than 15,000 families since its inception in 2011.
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