Marc Sparks is a highly successful launch from your from Texas and an overall good guy judging from his history of philanthropy in the state. Marc Sparks, for those of you who don’t know, is a highly colorful individual. For those of you don’t believe me, I behoove you to read his highly entertaining book “they can’t eat you: my unorthodox path to outrageous success”.
In the book Sparks details his journey from high school C student to mega prosperous businessman. However, Sparks is not only known for his prowess in the business world. Marc is well known and loved in his native Texas for his philanthropic projects.
Over 15 years ago Marc Sparks met Lynne Spiora and together they formed the Samaritan Inn. What once began as a dilapidated homeless shelter, is now a multimillion dollar project feeding over 200 people a day. Marc and Lynne have also funded transitional living in North Texas and are currently building a family shelter. Mark and Lynn strongly believe in helping those around them.
They are so committed to philanthropy that they want to encourage and empower others to follow their example. For this reason the two of them are founded Spark Tank which seeks to provide social entrepreneurs with the funds and the accountability and management oversight to carry out and complete their projects. If you’ve ever seen the television show Shark Tank, you already have a good idea of how Marc Sparks and Lynne’s project will look.
Social entrepreneurs will present their ideas before a panel in August. These presentations should include details concerning the project as well as methods by which progress can be measured. Marc and Lynn are looking for passionate individuals committed to their projects. Anyone interested should apply before July 15Applicants must be a 501c3 organization with a minimum of two years history. Read more: Marc Sparks – Dallas, Texas, United States, Timber Creek Capital and Marc Sparks – Profile – Disqus
Human services, animal services, and the arts are all eligible to apply. National charities, United Way charities, political action committees (PACs) and faith based initiatives ARE NOT eligible. Faith based initiatives for nonreligious purposes ARE eligible.
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