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Make a Mark Chattanooga 2017 (more coming soon!) — September 23, 2017
2017 Chattanooga Make-a-Thon
2017 Chattanooga Make-a-Thon
2017 Chattanooga Make-a-Thon
2017 Chattanooga Make-a-Thon
2017 Chattanooga Make-a-Thon
The team that runs FACES: The National Craniofacial Association reacts to the first unveiling of their brand refresh at the 2017 Chattanooga Make-a-Thon
The team that runs FACES: The National Craniofacial Association reacts to the first unveiling of their brand refresh at the 2017 Chattanooga Make-a-Thon
The team that runs FACES: The National Craniofacial Association reacts to the first unveiling of their brand refresh at the 2017 Chattanooga Make-a-Thon
The Friends of the Chattanooga Public Library team reacts to the first unveiling of their new brand for an educational food cart project they turned to Make a Mark makers to help design at the 2017 Chattanooga Make-a-Thon
Make a Mark Chattanooga Kickoff Pre-event — August 28, 2017
Make a Mark Roanoke - Blacksburg 2017
2017 Roanoke-Blacksburg Make-a-Thon
2017 Roanoke-Blacksburg Make-a-Thon
2017 Roanoke-Blacksburg Make-a-Thon
Planning committee members Alex, Sarah, Holly, and Michael celebrate a successful 2017 Roanoke-Blacksburg Make-a-Thon
2017 Roanoke-Blacksburg Make-a-Thon
2017 Roanoke-Blacksburg Make-a-Thon
2017 Roanoke-Blacksburg Make-a-Thon
2017 Roanoke-Blacksburg Make-a-Thon
2017 Roanoke-Blacksburg Make-a-Thon
2017 Roanoke-Blacksburg Make-a-Thon
Make a Mark Founder and Executive Director Sarah Obenauer is interviewed by Patricia Martellotti for WSLS during the 2017 Roanoke-Blacksburg Make-a-Thon
Planning committee member Holly surprises makers with smoothies at the 2017 Roanoke-Blacksburg Make-a-Thon
Make a Mark Founder and Executive Director Sarah Obenauer coordinates a food truck lunch with Ben Harder of Till & Grill at the 2017 Roanoke-Blacksburg Make-a-Thon
Make a Mark's Social Media Philanthropist, Megan Dodds, chats with makers at the 2017 Roanoke-Blacksburg Make-a-Thon
Make a Mark cookies were handmade and donated by T. Cupp Cookies for the 2017 Roanoke-Blacksburg Make-a-Thon
Make a Mark Chattanooga Huddle
Assistant Director Alex Obenauer leads a discussion with the maker community of Chattanooga on the future of Make a Mark Chattanooga
Founder and Executive Director Sarah Obenauer leads a discussion with the nonprofit community of Chattanooga on the future of Make a Mark Chattanooga
Founder and Executive Director Sarah Obenauer kicks off a discussion on the future of Make a Mark Chattanooga
Make a Mark Chattanooga Huddle
Make a Mark Executive Director Sarah Obenauer and Assistant Director Alex Obenauer at the Make a Mark Chattanooga Huddle
Assistant Director Alex Obenauer kicks off a discussion on the future of Make a Mark Chattanooga
Make a Mark Roanoke - Blacksburg 2016
2016 Roanoke-Blacksburg Make-a-Thon
2016 Roanoke-Blacksburg Make-a-Thon
2016 Roanoke-Blacksburg Make-a-Thon
2016 Roanoke-Blacksburg Make-a-Thon
2016 Roanoke-Blacksburg Make-a-Thon
2016 Roanoke-Blacksburg Make-a-Thon
2016 Roanoke-Blacksburg Make-a-Thon
2016 Roanoke-Blacksburg Make-a-Thon
2016 Roanoke-Blacksburg Make-a-Thon
2016 Roanoke-Blacksburg Make-a-Thon
2016 Roanoke-Blacksburg Make-a-Thon
2016 Roanoke-Blacksburg Make-a-Thon
Make a Mark Founder and Executive Director Sarah Obenauer chats with nonprofit representatives during the 2016 Roanoke-Blacksburg Make-a-Thon
2016 Roanoke-Blacksburg Make-a-Thon
Make a Mark Roanoke - Blacksburg 2015
2015 Roanoke-Blacksburg Make-a-Thon
The Make a Mark founding team preps for the inaugural Make a Mark Roanoke-Blacksburg
2015 Roanoke-Blacksburg Make-a-Thon
2015 Roanoke-Blacksburg Make-a-Thon
Make a Mark Founder and Executive Director Sarah Obenauer is interviewed by Duke Carter for WSLS during the 2015 Roanoke-Blacksburg Make-a-Thon

What is Make a Mark?

Make a Mark is a 12-hour design and development marathon benefiting local nonprofits. We bring together student and professional designers and developers to create pro-bono work for deserving nonprofit/humanitarian organizations.

Make a Mark was born out of the need and desire to bridge the gap between the nonprofit/humanitarian community and the creative community. We seek to provide resources and foster an environment where community organizations and visual communicators can engage with one another to better our world. Make a Mark has always pushed to support talented people leading life-changing causes with the innovation and creativity they need to thrive. We will experiment with new ways we can serve the passionate and purposeful. Stay tuned!

The initial goal of our first Make-a-Thon was to work hard and give deserving nonprofits something that could push their programs forward. What actually came out of the event was so much more than that. What moved us was the community that was created between the Makers and nonprofits.

Makers include designers, developers, illustrators, photographers, videographers and any other creatives. These are dedicated and talented volunteers that make the event happen.

Nonprofits are any community organizations or initiatives doing good for their neighbors, regardless of 501c3 status.

We are constantly driven by our purpose — to help people tell their stories through design, creativity and technology. All our decisions are extremely intentional and made with that foundation in mind. We refuse to stray from our purpose.

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For 12 hours, let's make — for good.

Some of our community's biggest problems are solved entirely by volunteers. Problem is, most non-profits don't have the resources to design and develop the kinds of things it takes us a day to create.

For 1 day, we gather the best designers and developers to work on projects for the most impactful organizations in our area.