The 2011 Community Leaders of Faith stand together following the March 1 benefit dinner at the Piedmont Driving Club. The annual event benefits Day1 and the ministries of the Alliance for Christian Media. The Day1 radio program was launched as “The Protestant Hour” in 1945 by an association of denominations. In 2004 it merged with the Episcopal Media Center to become the Alliance. Standing are William C. Hatcher (from left), a member of Northside United Methodist Church and retired vice chairman of Genuine Parts Company; John and Ellen Yates, members of St. John’s Lutheran Church, he is a partner with Morris, Manning & Martin and she is a community volunteer; Leah Ward Sears, a member of First Congregational Church UCC, partner with Schiff Hardin and retired Chief Justice of the Georgia Supreme Court; the Rev. Dr. Jimmy Allen, the inaugural Pioneer Award recipient for lifetime of service in the field of Christian broadcasting; Clyde C. Tuggle, a member of The Cathedral of St. Philip and senior vice president of Global Public Affairs & Communications with The Coca-Cola Company; and John Pruitt, retired WSB-TV news anchor and emcee for the event.