Mama’s House Announces Mike Pompeo, Former Secretary of State and CIA Director to be Featured Speaker on 10th Anniversary at HEARTbeat of Love Luncheon Saturday, February 5, 2022

Mama’s House, the only residential home within the Coachella Valley providing shelter for women in crisis pregnancies, has announced plans for the organization’s 10th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION and Annual HEARTbeat of Love Luncheon. This highly acclaimed event, Co-chaired by Jan Lupia and Patricia McDonnell, will take place on Saturday, February 5, 2022 at Indian Wells Renaissance Resort and Spa, located at 44400 Indian Wells Lane, in Indian Wells, California. The event will take place in the Esmeralda Ballroom, with the silent auction and registration beginning at 10:00 a.m. Ballroom doors will open at 11:00 a.m. and the luncheon will conclude at 1:30 p.m.

“It is a time of great excitement as we head into our 10th Anniversary year, and prepare for the Annual HEARTbeat Of Love Luncheon benefitting Mama’s House on February 5, 2022,” stated Jan Lupia, Founder and Executive Director of Mama’s House. “As we do every year, we will celebrate all the good things God is doing to help us serve pregnant and new mothers in crises. We are honored to announce our special speaker and dignitary, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and believe this will be another sold-out event and successful fundraiser. At this time, ONLY Sponsorships are being sold. Individual tickets will not go on sale until November. We hope you will plan to attend.”

Mike Pompeo is the first American to have served in the Cabinet posts of Secretary of State and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. His service was the culmination of four decades of a wide-ranging set of experiences that reflect our quintessentially American core values: hard work, risk-taking, free-market competition, individual liberty, opportunity, national sovereignty, and a strong faith in God. From serving in uniform as a young Army officer on freedom’s frontier on the communist boundary of the Iron Curtain, to spending days on manufacturing floors with hard-working machinists making American products for the companies he led, to sitting in the White House Situation room at critical moments – – Mike has collected worldwide relationships, unique memories, real achievements, and powerful stories of the great Americans he has worked alongside.

Serving as our nation’s most senior diplomat in his role as 70th United States Secretary of State, the world witnessed the emergence of America as a massive energy exporter, a force for good in the Middle East with real peace cemented in the historic Abraham Accords and an American foreign policy based on our nation’s founding ideals that put America first. COVID-19 required Mike to lead a team that executed America’s largest ever global repatriation effort. Mike’s time at State marked the end of naïve engagement with the Chinese Communist Party—pulling back the curtain shielding the egregious acts of the CCP that threaten American jobs and freedoms. Calling out and punishing attacks on basic human dignity — and the kleptocrats who denied it — in places like Venezuela, North Korea, Iran, Nigeria, China, and elsewhere.

Mike came into his role as Secretary after leaving the world’s premier espionage agency, having served as Director of the CIA. Daily, he led his team to take appropriate risk on sophisticated operations to deliver America’s senior leaders the most pristine data and intelligence in the world to inform their decision-making. All to secure freedom and sovereignty here at home.

Four times, Kansas elected Mike to represent their 4th Congressional District as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. In Congress, he served on the Energy and Commerce Committee, the House Intelligence Committee, and the Special Committee that investigated the death of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya.

As a teenager, Mike enrolled at the United States Military Academy at West Point. He graduated first in his class from West Point in 1986 and then served as a cavalry officer patrolling the Iron Curtain before the fall of the Berlin Wall. He also served with the 2nd Squadron, 7th Cavalry in the Fourth Infantry Division. After leaving active duty, Mike graduated from Harvard Law School having been an editor of the Harvard Law Review.

Mike later returned to his mother’s family roots in South Central Kansas and founded Thayer Aerospace, where he served as CEO for more than half a decade, manufacturing components for commercial and military aircraft. He then became President of Sentry International, an oilfield equipment manufacturing, distribution, and service company.

Mike has a reputation for “shooting straight” and operating with exquisite candor – – acting on the “reality of the way things are not the way we wish that they were.”

Mike and his wife Susan have one son, Nicholas. All three Pompeos are, temporarily, transplanted Kansans now living on the East Coast who still cheer on their Wichita State University Shockers basketball team and miss spending weekends on the farm in Winfield.

On Friday evening, February 4, 2022 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Mama’s House will host an exclusive VIP Reception & Dinner for major donors at a private location within the Valley, with Mike Pompeo in attendance.

Exclusive Media Sponsors for this year’s 10th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION and Annual HEARTbeat of Love Luncheon include Presenting Newspaper and Digital Media Sponsor THE DESERT SUN & LOCALiQ, Exclusive Radio Media Sponsor ALPHA MEDIA – PALM SPRINGS, and Exclusive TV Media Sponsor KESQ News Channel 3.

Sponsorships are available now and all include some admissions to the VIP Reception on Friday, February 4, 2022, with a limited number including the VIP Dinner with the speaker following the reception. Sponsorships range from $ 1,000 all the way up to $ 100,000 for an Ultimate Sponsorship. For Sponsorship information, please contact Jan Lupia directly at 760-406-3413 or 844-232-8622 ext. 1, or email her at

In March of 2012, Mama’s House Ministries was founded and in July of 2013, Mama’s House opened its doors to its first resident Mom. Mama’s House offers a safe, supportive, loving, and nurturing residential environment for women who are facing an unplanned pregnancy with no place to live and no means of support. There are so many good things happening in this home, and over the eight years of being operational, more than 300 residents and babies have been served. At Hope Center, the educational and counseling extension of Mama’s House, the organization offers additional services to the residents, their baby’s fathers, and often their families, while also providing many of these same services to the community-at-large. These services include, but are not limited to parenting, job and life skills, domestic violence and anger management classes, support groups for those wounded by abuse, addiction, abortion, and more. At Hope Center, this organization collaborates with more than 30 organizations including the Coachella Valley Adult School to offer High School Diploma and GED programs, again to further serve the residents of Mama’s House and the community.

Mama’s House has purchased a second residential property, and its plans to expand services and serve many more are well underway.

Mama’s House is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Tax ID# 45-4384613.

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