2017 4th Annual Luncheon- Mike Huckabee & Father Jonathan MorrisPast Events
Keynote Speaker Governor Mike Huckabee
Our 4th Annual Luncheon was a huge success thanks to all of you! We had almost 1,000 attendees at our event. Together you helped raise approximately $574,000 to assist run our program and pay down the Mama’s House mortgage.
Governor Mike Huckabee is one of America’s most beloved Governors! He was recognized as a “Public Official of the Year” by Governing Magazine, and honored by Time Magazine as one of the five best governors in America. Governor Huckabee left his state with a winning legacy of tax cuts, job creation, and crime reduction. He has appeared on Fox News Channel for years and across more than 700 syndicated radio stations. He is an avid musician and outdoorsman with three children and five grandchildren.
Father Jonathan Morris provided the Invocation and Special Words. He is the Parochial Vicar of the historic Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral in the SoHo district of New York City. He is also a contributor to Fox News, Business Channels, and the Wall Street Journal offering ethical, social, and religious news of the day. As a Roman Catholic priest having served around the world, he brings a journalist's eye to issues and a pastor’s heart in relating how that issue will affect others in all he does..
WE APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT!
To the many faithful supporters who have come alongside MAMA'S HOUSE and HEARTbeat At 22 from our very first days, thank you! Words seem inadequate, but please know our hearts are eternally grateful for you. No matter the level of support in prayer, in-kind donations, financial support - or all the above - you are loved and greatly appreciated. None of this would exist had you not listened to your heart and God's whispers to look our way and get involved.
We are thrilled to provide the following numbers so that you can see for yourselves how God has blessed this ministry over the years, through you! To Him be the glory for working in and through ALL of us - great things He has done - and great things He will continue to do if we remain faithful and trusting Him to guide us in all our ways.
YEAR SPEAKER ATTENDED FUNDS RAISED
2013 Pam Tebow 450 $ 55,000
2015 Kevin Sorbo 700 $108,000
2016 Laura Ingraham 950 $423,000
2017 Mike Huckabee 999 $574,000
2018 Lt. Col. Allen West 770 $560,000
As we have grown, so has our operating budget which is now approximately $550,000. We continue to pay down the Mama’s House mortgage that began in 2016, with a goal to have the house paid off by late 2020. We have taken a minimum of $120,000 each year, from the above funds raised at our luncheon to meet this goal. We want you to know that we diligently aim to keep our mission expenses as low as possible while meeting the needs of 10 residents, their babies, past residents who are in our aftercare program, all while continuing to reach mothers-in-need, within the community, at Hope Center. Also, our Founder and Executive Director, Jan Lupia, takes no salary and sees this work as her mission in service to her Lord Jesus Christ.
As you can see, we cannot rely on our luncheon proceeds entirely and depend on private donations. If you are able to assist with a recurring monthly "where most needed" donation, it would be greatly appreciated. If your church has a local mission and/or outreach budget, we would be happy to visit with them about ongoing support. Likewise, if you know of a family/private foundation or wealth advisors that we could respectfully approach with more information about our organization, please call Jan Lupia at 844-232-8622 Ext. 1.
Jan Lupia's door is ALWAYS open for you to come visit to further discuss any of this information, learn more about our programs, or simply rejoice and celebrate with her and the Mama's House Team over all the awesome things God is doing at Mama's House! "We dont't have the right to say we have done anything on our own. God gives us all it takes to do what we do!" II Corinthians 3:5
DON'T FORGET! to SAVE THE DATE! Saturday, February 9, 2019 - We have moved the date for the 6th Annual Luncheon benefiting Mama’s House! If you’ve enjoyed our past VIP Receptions and Luncheons, just know that the next one is sure to be one of the most DYNAMIC & FAST PACED EVENTS YOU’VE ATTENDED!
We are blessed that Liz Chambers will serve as Producer of the Luncheon. Many of you know her from her good work with the McCallum Theatre and other non-profit organizations. Stacy Mengedoth will Co-Chair the 2019 event along with Jan Lupia. Thank you Liz and Stacy for this and also for serving on the Board of Directors!