Michael and Claudia Goad named honorary chairs of Dine on the Door

A photo of DCECU CEO Michael Goad and wife Claudia

We are pleased to announce that DCECU Chief Executive Officer Michael Goad and his wife, Claudia, have been selected as the honorary chairs of Dine on the Door 2021! This annual meal and auction event benefits Midland’s Open Door, which operates two shelters and a variety of other valuable community programs and services.

Dine on the Door will take place at noon (luncheon) and 6 p.m. (dinner) on Nov. 9 at the H Hotel in downtown Midland. Tickets cost $50 per person and are available on the Dine on the Door web page or by calling Midland’s Open Door at 989.835.2291. For those unable to attend in person, the event sessions will be streamed via Facebook Live.

Over the years, DCECU proudly has supported Midland’s Open Door via volunteer activities, donation drives, fundraisers and direct contributions, so the Goads’ involvement in the Dine on the Door event is a natural fit.

“Claudia and I are genuinely humbled and thrilled to have been asked to serve as the honorary chairs of this event to benefit one of our favorite nonprofits,” Michael Goad said. “It’s our hope that we can help make this year’s Dine on the Door event a tremendous success.”

According to Midland’s Open Door, the Dine on the Door event is not only a fundraiser but also an occasion to “gather as a community to celebrate the lives changed through the ministry of the Open Door.”

Founded in 1973, Midland’s Open Door has a mission to “walk with the homeless, hungry and hurting” and operates two locations to serve neighbors in need. The organization’s main campus near downtown Midland houses a men’s shelter, a soup kitchen, a clothing ministry and the organization’s administrative offices, while a second property houses a women’s and children’s shelter.

According to its most recent Impact Report, Midland’s Open Door provided nearly 12,000 nights of shelter to 270 men, women and children in 2019. In addition, the organization served more than 48,000 meals to shelter guests and community members and provided more than 340 hours of onsite licensed counseling in 2019. Of every $1 donated to Midland’s Open Door, $0.88 is put back directly into programming.


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