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NEW YORK, NY – May 18, 2016 – (RealEstateRama) — 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.

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

Ali Ahmad

(202) 557- 2727


The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) is the national association representing the real estate finance industry, an industry that employs more than 280,000 people in virtually every community in the country. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the association works to ensure the continued strength of the nation’s residential and commercial real estate markets; to expand homeownership and extend access to affordable housing to all Americans. MBA promotes fair and ethical lending practices and fosters professional excellence among real estate finance employees through a wide range of educational programs and a variety of publications. Its membership of over 2,400 companies includes all elements of real estate finance: mortgage companies, mortgage brokers, commercial banks, thrifts, Wall Street conduits, life insurance companies and others in the mortgage lending field.


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