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The Salvation Army of Gwinnett County
9th Annual “Doing the Most Good” Luncheon 

Tuesday, March 7, 2023
The Crowne Plaza - 6050 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Norcross, GA 30071
11:30am (Doors open at 11am)


Presented By:

Sandra & Clyde Strickland

Keynote Speakers

Chad Gundersen & Chris Juen

Executive Producers of "The Chosen."

Chad Gundersen (left) has been an independent producer for over 20 years. In 2006 he formed Gundersen Entertainment and produced such films as Like Dandelion Dust, The Trial, and Hoovey. In 2015, along with Chris Juen, Chad started Out of Order Studios to produce animated feature films, live-action feature films, and TV shows. They are currently in production on the studio’s animated feature and in development on numerous animated feature films, live-action films, and TV shows, including “The Chosen." 


For the last 20 years, Chris Juen (right) has been involved in many studio tent pole films for both Visual Effects and Animation while working at Sony Pictures. He produced Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 1 and 2, Surf's Up, and Arthur Christmas. Chris started Out of Order Studios with Chad Gundersen in 2015. They are currently in production on the studio's animated feature and in development on numerous animated feature films, live-action films, and TV shows, including "The Chosen." 

EMCEE

Scott Slade

Scott Slade is the host of Atlanta’s Morning News, consistently one of the top-rated radio programs in metro Atlanta for over twenty years and among the top-rated news-talk programs in the USA. The show airs weekdays, 4:30-9:00 AM, on 95.5 WSB, Atlanta’s News & Talk. Scott is a rare two-time winner of the National Association of Broadcasters Marconi Award as Best Radio Personality in America in both major and large markets. Atlanta’s Morning News with Scott Slade has won numerous awards since its inception in 1991, including the national Edward R. Murrow Award as Best Radio Newscast in the nation. Scott initiated the WSB Radio Care-a-Thon for the AFLAC Cancer Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in 2000, raising millions of dollars to fight children’s cancer and blood disorders. Scott has been with WSB Radio since 1984 as a producer, show host, and helicopter traffic reporter. His career includes all facets of media since 1970. He has won numerous news, programming and advertising awards since his broadcasting career began at the age of 15. In fact, his first award was an Associated Press award in 1971 for “News Interpretation” for a weekly program where he and other teenage journalists interviewed newsmakers on a local radio station. He is an Atlanta native. He is a graduate of Georgia State University, a commercial airplane and helicopter pilot, and enjoys hiking, playing jazz saxophone, and horseback riding, among his hobbies.

Auctioneer

Wayne Ellison

 

Wayne Ellison is a born leader as evidenced by his community involvement and numerous personal commitments. He is a 1992 graduate of Devry Institute with a BS in Business, having served as student body president.  Wayne opened his business, Ellison Insurance Agency, in Norcross in January 2000. In 2018, he was awarded for being one of the top insurance agencies in the country by AAA. 2019 Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce awarded him the Public Servant of the year award. Wayne is an active member of the New Mercies Christian Church where he serves as a Board of Director and Deacon. Wayne is a 2005 graduate of Leadership Gwinnett. He is a member of the Gwinnett Rotary Club serving as its Immediate Past President, as well as a host of students from the UK, Denmark, and Hungary. He is a member of the 100 Black Men of North Metro Atlanta, Inc. serving as President. Wayne currently serves as a board member with Rainbow Village, Community Foundation of Northeast Georgia, and the United Way as Board Chair. He is a member of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity where he serves as Chapter Chaplain. Wayne, originally from Virginia has lived in Gwinnett County since 1992. He is married to Khady Deborah Ellison and is the father of three (3) sons -- Greg, Chris, and Jalen and dog Pilar. 


Auction Items

 

The Ultimate “The Chosen” Experience 

The winning bidder will get to experience an exclusive VIP experience on the set of The Chosen for themselves and a plus one. The day will include a detailed look at where the series is filmed, how it's filmed, and a glance at who it takes to make this international phenomenon a reality. You and your guest will start your time on the grounds of The Chosen with a tour of the brand new, only-of-its-kind soundstage and “Base Camp” area that is the new home to The Chosen LLC. After touring the grounds, you and your guest will be escorted ON SET by the VP of Talent for The Chosen to experience with all of your senses what it's like behind the scenes while you watch a scene from season 4 being shot in real-time! This is not something offered to the general public and is only available at the 9th Annual “Doing the Most Good” Luncheon. 

Florida Getaway 

You and your family will spend a week at a beautiful 3-story beach house located in Seacrest Beach. The 4 bedroom house is big enough to fit you and your entire family as you spend your days in the sun. 

Take Me Out to the Ball Game 

You and 20 guest can watch the Gwinnett Stripers, the AAA affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, in style with your own private suite for a 2023 home game. Your suite will include upscale indoor furniture, comfortable outdoor seating, a wet bar and flatscreen TV. This package includes (4) parking passes. *Not valid for July 4, 2023

 

More to come!

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