At the heart of our Doors of Opportunity” Gala lies a celebration of the enduring legacy of Community Action Agencies, a legacy woven into the fabric of society over 63 remarkable years, tracing its roots back to the groundbreaking Economic Opportunity Act of 1964.

Birthed from the vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., buoyed by the advocacy of President John F. Kennedy, mandated by the leadership of President Lyndon B. Johnson, and driven forward by the indomitable spirit of Sergeant Shriver, the legacy of the Community Action Agency is one of resilience, empowerment, and an unwavering commitment to eradicating poverty and inequality. With a steadfast dedication to justice in all its forms, CAASTLC remains at the forefront, tirelessly championing economic and family empowerment.

The funds raised through our Doors of Opportunity” galas have been instrumental in fueling critical initiatives spanning emergency food assistance, transportation aid, shelter for victims of domestic abuse, vocational training, and essential services for individuals excluded from existing programs. These initiatives are beacons of hope for those navigating the treacherous waters of poverty and deprivation.

Your support is paramount in our quest to make a profound and lasting impact. It is never too early to stand as an underwriter, sponsor, or donor for our programs or annual gala.

So please join us at our 9th Annual “Doors of Opportunity” Gala, on Thursday, October 17th, at Orlando’s Event and Conference Center in Maryland Heights, Missouri.

To become a sponsor or support our efforts please click here! 

We are now accepting requests for advertisement in our

9th Annual “Doors of Opportunity” Commemorative Magazine

Please send a high-resolution JPEG or PDF to designating one of the size options below.
Our, PR Director, Sherri Robins, will contact you to confirm your order and to make payment arrangements.

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Virtual Auction

To support our virtual auction contact us at to share items you would like to donate.

Donations like certified autographed memorabilia, special events or sporting VIP experiences, vacations, memberships, jewelry, fine art, themed baskets, and even cars are welcome.  The auction site will launch on September 1st and close the night of the event. Guests will be able to bid before and during the gala.

Proceeds will support our efforts to break the cycle of poverty.

Check the “Doors of Opportunity” webpage at for further details.

For further information, please contact Tricia Bell, Development Director via email at