The Marcus E. & Sharon B. Gunter Foundation, Inc.  

  The MSGFoundation
                 A 501c 3 Organization

About Us

Dear Friends,
We would like to take this opportunity to introduce ourselves and give you a brief synopsis of who we are and what we would like to accomplish in the Forsyth community. In 1999, Marcus Gunter, with the assistance of his wife, Sharon, founded and incorporated The Forsyth Disability Coalition, Inc. a 501 (c) 3 non profit organization.

It's goal was to empower people with disabilities by encouraging them to assist people in like or similar position. Through our programs of sharing, the motto " People Helping People" took on an extraordinary and empowering meaning. After ten years of service to the North Georgia community, we found our services were no longer needed and our membership was literally dieing off. The remaining body voted to close the organization.

In July, 2011, we became acutely aware of a more critical need that is at epidemic proportions:  the newly jobless, newly homeless and hungry population along with the working poor who needed our assistance. At the very last moment, we were able to avert the legal procedures from closing to restructure and expand our vision to reach a broader populous.

In this great country of plenty, it is unconscionable for one to go to bed hungry and cold. Our big picture is to collaborate with other "food service" non profits coordinating services such that eventually food will be served somewhere everyday of the week.

The MSG Foundation continues some programs previously administered by the Forsyth Disability Coalition, Inc.  Volunteers to assist Senior and Disabled Citizens: yard work, spring cleaning, and holiday decorating and clean up. We have a small scholarship program for students of Forsyth County to continue their education after high school.

Lofty goals, but with our generous community not only is it possible, it is happening every month and we are expanding. When a need in the community is exposed, we come together as one with aid.  So having shared our hopes, our dreams, our quest and or purpose with you, we would hope that you would find it in your heart to join us with your assistance.  It is through your donation of time, material, capital support and prayers, all of which are greatly needed and even more, above all appreciated.

Thank you for your time,interest, donation and your prayers,
God Bless You,

Marcus and Sharon Gunter

What if you were hungry?

Meet Our Board & Executive Officers:

The principals of The Marcus E. & Sharon B. Gunter Foundation, Inc. are the founders Marcus and Sharon Gunter. Jointly, as business executives in both the corporate world and non-profit realm, they have  over one hundred (100) years of executive experience. Mr. Gunter retired from Alcatel/ Lucent Technologies with thirty (30) years of management experience, and has been an entrepreneur in joint corporations as a TIC investor for twenty (20) years. Mrs. Gunter was in corporate management for fourteen (14) years, has owned her own business for seventeen (17) years, and previously owned Strings & Keys, Inc. for thirty (30) years. Together, they have established four non-profit organizations: The Franklin D. Roosevelt Post Polio Support Group (now closed), The Forsyth Disability Coalition, Inc. (for eleven years now reestablished as The Marcus E. & Sharon B. Gunter Foundation, Inc.), Heavenly Expressions Enterprises, Inc.

Our board of directors:


David Harris                                                                                                                    
Wayne Hartshorn 
Nancy Hutcheon
Ryan Knepshield
Sheri Peacock
Terry Rousey
Gregg Webber

Past Board Members:
Betsy Burgis,
Maryam Frazier 

Roston Maxie, author, and former assistant professor at Sonoma State University and Golden Gate University;
Sheri Sands, CEO/CFO of My Playground Princess and Atlanta Pet Portraits;
Belinda Marcus, MD, Marcus Emergency Medicine, PC;
Veronica LaShure, Chef, majored in Food and Nutrition in Cape Technikon, South Africa; Wine Course/Wine Appreciation Course at Cape Wine Academy, Management at Fedics FoodServices. 
Sree Tirumala,  IT Specialist, 
Mark Collins, Engineer, management recruiter. performs national and international third-party searches for mid-management and executive level professionals within Fortune 500 and start-up corporations.  
Stephen R. Cipich, past President/CEO of nine corporations including Ellex Transport, Notheis, Inc., and Nelson Freightways/Road Rail Transport is now serving in his second rotation. 
Anita Tucker, with a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering Technology from Southern Polytechnic State University.                                                   
John McGowan, Saint John's University graduate with a BA in History, a Vietnam Veteran. Director of Operations for KFC, Vice  President of Franchise Operations for Church's Chicken and 
Vice  President of Franchising for Shoney's Restaurants. He has served on numerous Independent Franchise Association Boards and traveled extensively throughout the United States.
Anna Purcell-Doll, born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Special education teacher at Cumming Elementary. She is bilingual in English/Spanish and has served as an ESOL teacher in New Mexico and Texas. 

A small contribution of $5.00 will provide a 30 lb. box of groceries.

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