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The Guidance Center's 2018 Summer Glow a breezy success; Kerr Russell sponsors, attends

June 9, 2018

Guidance Center board member and Kerr Russell partner John Gatti attended the 2018 Summer Glow on June 8 along with his wife Kathleen Gatti and Kerr Russell Director of Marketing Roy Sexton. Through the Gattis’ generosity, Kerr Russell sponsored the evening’s hospitality shuttle. Pictured President and CEO Kari Walker with John. Photos by Alexander Sebastian: https://lnkd.in/e4mnsME

From The Guidance Center: “Summer Glow guests enjoyed a picture-perfect evening at the beautiful home of Pete and Kristen Mans on Lighthouse Pointe on Grosse Ile.  The breathtaking view of The Detroit River, historic lighthouse, Canada and the skyline of Detroit on the horizon was the perfect backdrop to raise funds for children and families who participate in programs at Guidance Center's four Community Resource Centers.  Guests were treated to a delicious Nantucket-theme dinner from Promenade Artisan Foods, and auction of Promenade gourmet cookies and a charming bicycle with a Nantucket basket - not to mention lawn games and the Ohana House pop-up boutique which donated 100 percent of proceeds to the agency - added to the fun.  Many thanks to our creative Co-Chairs Nicole Summitt and Liesa Finazzo, hosts Kristen and Pete Mans, and the many sponsors and guests who made this event both successful and lovely.”

Since 1958 The Guidance Center has been committed to its mission to strengthen families and change lives.

Throughout the last six decades the agency has maintained a collaborative relationship with its local communities and schools to support adults and children experiencing mental health difficulties and other challenges. A group of concerned residents and educators recognized the need for mental health services in our area and joined forces in 1958 to help form The Guidance Center. Since then they have worked as a team to respond to the needs of children, adults and families in southeast Michigan.

The agency operates a wide range of programs and services at 23 locations. Their expertise in mental health and wellness, early childhood education, free preschool for low-income families, developmental disabilities services and support, mentoring, substance abuse, workforce development, Kids-TALK Children’s Advocacy Center, community gardens, and research and evaluation helps more than 24,300 members of our community annually work on their own personal triumphs in life.


 

John D. Gatti has more than 20 years of experience in business law and the laws of taxation. A Certified Public Accountant as well as an attorney, John concentrates his practice in the areas of taxation, mergers and acquisitions, business law, real estate law, and estate planning. He chairs the firm’s Taxation Practice Group.

John regularly advises clients in a variety of areas including mergers and acquisitions, business formations, succession planning, real estate, joint ventures and general corporate matters.

He has extensive experience involving a variety of federal, state and multi-state income and franchise tax issues relating to corporate, partnership and limited liability company acquisitions, dispositions and restructurings. John advises on a wide range of tax issues including Subchapters C, K and S, consolidated returns, income tax accounting and captive insurance companies.

John currently sits on the Board of Directors and serves as Treasurer for The Guidance Center in addition to acting as Treasurer and Trustee for the Grosse Ile Township school district.

Prior to joining the firm, John served at a nationally recognized accounting firm specializing in the tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions, and provided tax advice to clients in various industries including the automotive, transportation, publishing, food manufacturing and health care segments.


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