Community Champion

The MBA Opens Doors Foundation is pleased to present the 2021 MBA Opens Doors Community Champion Award to EPM (Equity Prime Mortgage) and Eddy Perez, CEO. Our awardee has demonstrated outstanding leadership and commitment to the Foundation.

 The Community Champion award, created in 2013, recognizes an individual, group or company that has dedicated significant time and effort to advance the Foundation’s mission. In 2020 EPM launched its Choose Kindness campaign to support the Foundation’s home grant assistance program. 

Since the Choose Kindness campaign began EPM has donated over $230,000 far exceeding their initial pledge of $100,000!

With his personal support of over $51,000, Eddy Perez has demonstrated his enthusiastic support and commitment to the Foundation and the thousands of families we are able to help.

For these reasons and so many more, we are pleased to present the 2021 Community Champion Award to EPM and Eddy Perez, CEO.

Founder's Award

The MBA Opens Doors Foundation is pleased to present the 2021 MBA Opens Doors Foundation Founder’s Award to Marcia M. Davies.

 The award recognizes significant contributions to the Foundation’s mission of helping vulnerable families with critically ill or injured children remain in their homes while a child is in treatment. The award recognizes one or more individuals whose demonstrated action has occurred over a sustained period of time. Honorees exemplify the core values, spirit and essence on which Opens Doors was founded.

 Within a year of the Foundation’s inception, Marcia Davies was appointed to the Board and her personal commitment and support has not wavered with generous donations in excess of $40,000.  Her commitment goes beyond her personal support and through Marcia’s leadership and ability to think outside the box, the Foundation has benefited from ongoing revenue streams through hotel contracts, resulting in donations of nearly $30,000.  The Foundation is prominently showcased at MBA conferences through media, ticket sales and individual events such as general sessions and the Hub, and signage.  Marcia engages conference speakers and entertainers sharing the Foundation’s mission and securing auction items such as guitars and microphones which has resulted in contributions exceeding $150,000.

 For her constant leadership, creativity, generosity, and deep sense of community, we honor Marcia Davies.

The Spirit Award

The MBA Opens Doors Foundation is pleased to present the Spirit Award to Lennar Mortgage.

 Since 2017 Laura Escobar and Lennar Mortgage (formerly Eagle Home Mortgage), have generously supported the MBA Opens Doors Foundation with annual donations totaling over $108,000.

The Spirit Award recognizes a group of individuals, from one or more organizations, whose enthusiasm and support for Opens Doors brought new people and organizations to the Opens Doors roster of supporters and whose efforts amplified the impact the Foundation has on vulnerable families in America.

Doubling down on their annual support, in 2019 Lennar launched the Lennar Derby, their own version of the Kentucky Derby, and just like the Kentucky Derby this has become an annual event for the staff at Lennar.  Since 2019 the Lennar Derby has raised over $100,000 and resulted in over 1,600 individual donations.  Each year they have surpassed their fundraising goal and raised the awareness of the Foundation’s mission with their colleagues and vendors. What a way to cross the finish line!

For their spirit and ongoing support, we honor Lennar Mortgage.



"Thank you so much for taking care of our mortgage payment for the month of July. We can't express enough how truly grateful we are for this grant opportunity during this difficult time. After 37 days in the hospital, Brynn is finally home and is doing well. Again, thank you for this kind gesture. Organizations such as MBA Opens Doors are such a blessing for families such as ours."
"Thank you so much! It means the world to me that you have been able to help me pay one month's mortgage while we are going through this difficult time in our lives. God most certainly will bestow his blessings to all of you! Love, hugs and many blessings sent you're guys' way!"
"We would just like to thank you for the grant. It has helped us out a great deal. It made the month of May a great month. The work you all do does more than you know, and for that we are grateful."
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