Mortgage pros raise cash for needy families

by Ryan Smith30 Sep 2014
The Mortgage Bankers Association’s philanthropic arm raised more than $31,000 for families in need this summer.

The MBA Opens Doors Foundation is dedicated to providing financial assistance to families with critically ill or injured children by awarding grants toward mortgage or rent payments. MBA makes in-kind donations to cover the foundation’s operating costs, so 100%  of donor money goes to families in need. The foundation raised more than $31,000 for needy families during its “92 Days of Summer” fundraiser.

“Our ’92 Days of Summer’ fundraising event provided members of the real estate finance industry with a great philanthropic opportunity, and they responded in a big way,” said foundation chair Debra Still. “With more than $31,000 donated in only three months, the men and women who work every day to put Americans in the home of their dreams also showed they are up to the challenge of helping families with critically ill children stay in theirs. Their generosity provides families critical financial support during a tremendously stressful and emotional period in their lives.”

For more information about the MBA Opens Doors Foundation or to make a donation, visit


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