Posted July 5, 2024
DOORWAYS   |  1101 N. Jefferson Avenue   |  St. Louis MO 63106


Members of the Keystone Society Thanked at Appreciation Event


St. Louis – July 5, 2024  More than 70 guests attended the DOORWAYS Keystone Society Appreciation Event on Thursday, June 20. Held at the home of Keystone members Ron Jagels and Tim Bahr, this event celebrates the generous support of the individuals who embody the Keystone Society.

“The Keystone Society acknowledges unrestricted annual gifts of $1,200 or more,” explained Jim Timmerberg, Director of Development at DOORWAYS. “Annual donations  to be used as needed are vital to any organization, as it allows better budgeting, fiscal flexibility, and more strategic fundraising efforts.”

Giving levels begin with $1,200 a year – the equivalent of a security deposit and first month’s rent for one of our clients. A member of the Keystone Arches donates at least $2,500 annually, which can cover three months rent in our permanent housing apartments. Keystone Capitals donate $5,000, which could subsidize utility payments for a year. Keystone Pillars donors contribute $10,000 a year, which could provide four months of care in our 24-hour assistive living facility.

“Our respect to and gratitude for Keystone members at each of these giving levels is unwavering,” said Timmerberg. “They are long-term donors whose financial and personal contributions have been catalysts in our ability to continually respond to changing client needs and expand to meet growing numbers of clients in need.”

Agency President & CEO, Opal M. Jones, provided brief remarks during the evening. She too expressed her appreciation and thanks for member dedication and generosity.

For more information about the Keystone Society or to become a Keystone member, please contact Jim Timmerberg by phone (314-328-2705) or  email ( You may also visit the Keystone web page:



DOORWAYS offers housing and supportive services to improve quality of life and health outcomes for people battling homelessness and illness from HIV and other chronic conditions resulting from a life of poverty. Medical research has led to the development of medications that can render the virus undetectable. An undetectable virus is untransmittable, ending new cases. However, it is nearly impossible for an individual to manage an HIV healthcare regimen without stability within the social determinants of health: housing, nutrition/hunger, income/employment, education/skills-building, community, etc. In response, DOORWAYS has evolved over the years to provide assistive, emergency, flexible, and permanent housing programs; Metro and Outstate subsidies programs to prevent homelessness for those in their own accommodations through rent and utility assistance; and empowerment programs offering food security, pharmacy delivery, behavioral health counseling, employment/income assistance, self-development programming, one-on-one goal management, and linkage to resources. In fiscal year 2022, we served 3,184 men, women, and children in the St. Louis bi-state region. For more information visit our website:

For More Information:
Karen Carpentier 314-328-2704 | kcarpentier@doorwayshousing.orgm