Make Your Mark pauses after school leadership program at Red Bank Elementary School and Carolina Springs Middle School to focus on fundraising for future visionof Make Your Mark in the Lexington and Red Bank Areas.  

Make Your Mark logo including words, huddle, and #Running nationally trademarked and appears in the Official USPTO Gazette.

mission & vision

Our mission is to develop global citizens through leadership, academics, and athletics.  We do that through awarding college scholarships and mission oriented programming. #Running

September 2016 -  

Make Your Mark opens at Red Bank Elementary School in Lexington, South Carolina.

September 02, 2014 -  

Coach Gerald and John Paul Sellars decide to begin the journey of developing Make Your Mark.

Make Your Mark receives Certificate of Incorporation for a Nonprofit Corporation from the South Carolina Secretary of State's Office .

Our founder and CEO

September 2015 -  

recent Global Impacts

Our young global leaders are constantly looking for ways to make their mark on their community and beyond.  Click here to see the incredible ways our young leaders are making a daily impact.

Foundation History

September 2017 -  

April 2014 -  

Make Your Mark receives the tax-exempt IRS 501 (c)(3) status.

October 07, 2014 -  

John Paul Sellars

Mr. Sellars serves as president of the Lexington Chapter of Make Your Mark and spends his time networking and developing relationships within the counties of Lexington and Marion to ensure the growth of our foundation.

"He [Coach Gerald] taught me what it means to win a championship, not just at Carolina Coliseum, but in life.  I'll use that confidence to make these kids better and the kids I impact in the future."

"Developing global citizens through

leadership, academics, and athletics."

Make Your Mark expands to serve the needs of 6th and 7th graders at Carolina Springs Middle School in Lexington.  

August 26, 2014 -  

Coach Gerald passes away from his 6 year battle with colon cancer.

September 03, 2014 -  

Diane Gerald
Mrs. Gerald is the wife of Coach Mark Gerald.  She serves as president of the Mullins Chapter of Make Your Mark and continues to serve and reach out to the Marion County Community by helping its young people in countless ways.

our leadership team

Make Your Mark opens at Carolina Springs Middle School in Lexington to serve 6th graders.  


There are countless ways to Make Your Mark through our programs and make difference in the lives of so many people. Find out how to become part of our team!