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Kerr Russell sponsors, John and Kathleen Gatti attend Guidance Center 60th anniversary gala

September 23, 2018

Kerr Russell member John Gatti and his wife Kathleen Gatti helped celebrate The Guidance Center’s 60th anniversary last night at the organization’s gala, sponsored in part by Kerr Russell. John is on the Guidance Center board. He commented, “What a great event to celebrate The Guidance Center’s achievement.”

Kerr Russell salutes the Guidance Center on 60 years of strengthening families and changing lives for the better. Their influence on Southeast Michigan is profound. And essential. [Ad designed by Nikki Horn.]

The Guidance Center’s 60th Anniversary Gala - September 22, 2018: 

"You are invited to join The Guidance Center as we celebrate our 60th year of serving children, adults, and families throughout Downriver and Wayne County. This black tie gala at The Henry, Autograph Collection begins with a cocktail hour featuring a signature drink, champagne, and passed hors d’oeuvres, followed by a three-course dinner with a duet entrée of filet and salmon, wine service, and decadent dessert. Guests will dance the night away to the music of the Chateau Band while enjoying a spirited silent auction showcasing a variety of luxury items, plus other surprises! Complimentary valet parking is provided. For your convenience a block of rooms has been reserved at a discounted rate at The Henry, Autograph Collection. To reserve your room call 313-441-2000 and mention The Guidance Center’s 60th Anniversary Gala to obtain the discounted room rate. Gala tickets are $250/person and are available for purchase here. We look forward to celebrating with you!"

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 serves as the firm's administrative partner and 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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