DOORWAYS Brings Back 1980s Miami with its CLUB RED Gala, Feb. 2

ST. LOUIS, Mo. - The 2019 CLUB RED gala is being held Saturday, February 2, to support the programs, services, and mission of DOORWAYS—a non-profit agency in its 30th year of providing housing and supportive services to homeless/imminently homeless individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS.

You and your guests can attend the hottest party in town at the elegant Ritz-Carlton Hotel(100 Carondelet Plaza) in Clayton starting at 7 p.m. Once you walk past the velvet rope line, you’ll find yourself immersed in the tropical sights and sounds of Miami in the 1980’s with neon lights, swaying palm trees, and even pink flamingos. Black-tie is optional, with Miami-inspired nightlife attire suggested—white dinner jackets, shiny shirts, pushed-up sleeves, wayfarer sunglasses, glimmer, and glitz.


Enjoy complimentary valet parking before joining the open-bar cocktail reception, during which you can peruse the Pick-A-Prize RED Raffle items and the Golden Ticket auction items (see below and visit for a full list). In addition to the auction, the seated dinner will include a brief program and a Fund-The-Need campaign. The evening concludes with dancing to the sounds of D.J. Reggie and a festive photo booth to capture CLUB RED memories with the friends you brought—and the new friends you made!

Single tickets are $250, a table of 10 is $2,500, a Patron ticket is $375 and includes a private VIP reception plus program recognition, with a Patron table $3,750. Corporate sponsorships start at $5,000. Visit to purchase your tickets.


Gala Chairs Marjorie Melton and Michael Smith, and Marilyn and John Beatty, with Lyda Krewson, Mayor of the City of St. Louis, serving as this year’s Honorary Gala Chair, are pleased to announce the Golden Ticket auction items. You may secure your favorite item before the auction by participating in the Golden Ticket Raffle. Only 100 Golden Tickets will be sold in advance—so purchase your ticket today at

Cancun Paradise Vacation (air-fare included)—Five Nights: Famous for its long white sandy beaches, stunning turquoise waters and vibrant nightlife, Cancun also boasts a rich history and breathtaking archaeological sites. Enjoy a five-night stay in a deluxe ocean view guest room at the Westin Resort and Spa, daily breakfast for 2 and round-trip coach class airfare for 2 within the 48 contiguous U.S. to Cancun, Mexico included.

Escape to San Francisco and Sonoma (air-fare included)—Three Nights: After exploring the sights of San Francisco spend a romantic evening, then journey to Sonoma for two-nights with daily breakfast for 2, wine tasting at Chateau St. Jean and a wine tasting at Benziger Family Winery. Round-trip coach class airfare for 2 within the 48 contiguous U.S. to San Francisco or Oakland, CA included.

CWE Progressive Dinner For 10: Invite a group of your friends for an adventurous evening of gastronomic exploration! Your evening will begin with cocktails and appetizers at Bar Italia, then head across the street to Gamlin Whiskey House where you will enjoy entrees paired with whiskey and finish your evening with dessert and after-dinner drinks at the Brasserie. (Must be 21, mutually agreeable date, Monday-Friday, April-July).

Exquisite Wine & Culinary Experience: Dinner for 8 in the elegant Clayton home of Dr. and Mrs. Richard Pennell. Enjoy an artistically prepared meal by Chef Tim Brennan of Cravings! deliciously paired with fine wines from the Pennell’s well-stocked wine cellar. An irresistible culinary evening!

Don’t miss this night on the town with dinner, dancing, auction, raffle, and fellowship to support the services provided by DOORWAYS. In its 30th year, DOORWAYS provided housing, health, and hope to nearly 3,000 people in FY 2018. Your participation in the CLUB RED Gala assures we can continue serving homeless individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS.

Go to to purchase tickets and review a list of our sponsors—which includes #Boom Magazine as media sponsor. For questions, please contact DOORWAYS: or 314-328-2706.