2018 5th Annual Luncheon- Lt. Col. Allen West and Megan AlexanderPast Events
Another Amazing Luncheon!
To everyone who attended the 5th Annual Luncheon benefiting Mama’s House with Colonel Allen West and Megan Alexander, THANK YOU! This event had 770 attendees come out and support our ministry. Approximately $560,000 was raised to benefit Mama’s House and all it takes for us to be a blessing to others.
Lieutenant Colonel Allen West was our keynote speaker. He is a man of steadfast passion, leadership skills, and unwavering principles. He is a fierce advocate of conservative values, and the third of four generations of military servicemen in his family.
Our emcee was Megan Alexander, a talented actress, national news correspondent, and host of the top rated syndicated show, Inside Edition, who has done many charity events. Her faith and commitment to values keep her grounded daily in the world of entertainment.
Again, we were blessed with an astounding event that the Valley is still talking about!
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!