mission & vision

Our mission and vision is to help young people develop leadership through academics and athletics, provide college scholarships, and ensure the wellness of our community. #Running

our leadership team

Foundation History

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

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

August 26, 2014 -  

September 2015 -  

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

September 02, 2014 -  

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

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

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

September 2017 -  

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

September 03, 2014 -  

April 2014 -  

October 07, 2014 -  

"Developing global citizens through

leadership, academics, and athletics."

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

September 2016 -  

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.

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.

"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."

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.


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!