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Cheers To Volunteers! – Jim Keller

Jim Keller is a longtime volunteer with Pathway To Hope. The organization’s motto, “Because no one should face mental illness alone” resonates with him. A quarter of a century ago, someone close to him died after struggling with bipolar disorder. Jim was the original Night of Hope event coordinator. He guided the gala planning efforts for seven years, and now serves as development committee member, responsible for long-term donation planning. However, that’s not all Jim has done for Pathway To Hope. He has met with donors, photographed gatherings, created and edited videos, provided insightful advice on technological purchases, run errands, and even swept the floors. In short, Jim has a variety of talents and skills – and he uses them in making every effort to ensure Pathway To Hope’s success.

Bev Behm, Jim Keller, Chelsea Hyde, Kiersten Adkins, and Gwen Litke

Featured in the October 29, 2022 issue of The Independent.


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