Mark has extensive corporate and NPO leadership experience from pretty much everywhere (That’s: Pennsylvania, Indiana, California, Connecticut, New York, Washington DC, Nigeria and The Gambia, West Africa). An articulate motivational speaker, Mark enjoys listening to each organization’s needs and strategizing on how to best help them make a difference.
Mark’s family and friends call him the “Energizer Bunny” because he never stops moving. He’s best known for transforming the Kanzius Foundation, a cancer-research organization, from a regional dream to a global brand, winning the national Pepsi “Refresh Everything” Project, the Ellen DeGeneres PinkWell Grant, and the Million Dollar Challenge.
When he was ten, Mark wanted to be an actor on Broadway. (Spoiler: His parents didn’t let.) Mark has been featured on 60 Minutes’ Leslie Stahl, Glenn Beck’s television/radio show, and some one-on-one meetings with John Boehneer and Nancy Pelosi.
When he’s not traveling and exploring new countries, Mark advises organizations on how to optimize their effectiveness so they can touch donors and accomplish their goals. Mark is passionate about fundraising and gets personally involved in each job, turning strangers into friends along the way.
Mark lives in Orlando, Florida with his wife, Debbie, and loves people almost as much as Middle Eastern food.
Development of the Million Dollar Challenge
Securing first ranking and a $250k grant in the Pepsi Refresh Everything Campaign
Featured story on 60 Minutes and The Glenn Beck Show
Healthcare and medical research
Performing arts and culture
Donor and media relations
Finance and budgeting
Planned and major gifts
Integration of converged communication platforms