Marc Sparks: Businessman, Philanthropist Founds Spark Tank

Today I’m here to tell you about Marc Sparks, the dynamic businessman based in Dallas, Texas. His story is clearly an example to us all, both as aspiring entrepreneurs and as good human beings. Marc Sparks got his start in Austin, Texas. Even though he never stood out in high school (he was a C student!) Marc, managed to make a name for himself in the world of business, starting from scratch. Read more: Marc Sparks – Dallas, Texas, United States, Timber Creek Capital

Today Marc’s ventures are diverse and wide. He oversees a private equity firm, a national cellphone provider and a marketing firm among many other successful businesses. Nevertheless, his success has never caused him forget the less fortunate.

15 years ago Marc Sparks met Lynne Spiora and together the two of them funded the Samaritan Inn in Collin County, Texas. What started as a run-down homeless sheltered has blossomed into a $3 million dollar operation, feeding over 200 people a day.

Given their passion for service, Lynne and Marc wish to help other socially minded entrepreneurs and for that reason they founded Spark Tank, an innovative organization designed to fund grants and oversee accountability from non-profit management.  Learn more about Marc Sparks: http://sparktankdfw.com/ and http://www.amazon.com/They-Cant-Eat-Marc-Sparks/dp/0990495000

If you are interested, please apply before July 15th and be ready to present your ideas to a panel in August. Each finalist will have 10 minutes to present their ideas to the panel. Applicants must be a 501c3 organization and must have a minimum of two years history. Read more: Marc Sparks’s Books and Publications Spotlight

Human services, animal services, and the arts are all eligible to apply, but certain services like United Way Charities, National charities, political action committees and faith based initiatives ARE NOT eligible. Faith based initiatives for nonreligious purposes ARE eligible.