Founder & President
Marcus Antonio Belgrove is the current President and Founder of You Saved Me Foundation. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Currently residing in San Diego, CA. Marcus is an artist, anti-poverty advocate, contributor, designer, entrepreneur, father, humanitarian, mentor, photographer, and small business owner.
He attended Temple University's Small Business Academy of Entrepreneurial Studies and the Art Institute of Philadelphia, where he majored in video production. Upon leaving college Marcus interned with a local production house, working on several Pepsi Co. promotional campaigns during his tenure. In addition to his media work, Marcus has been employed by several Fortune 500 companies throughout his corporate career.
Ultimately deciding to follow in his mother’s entrepreneurial footsteps, Marcus created his own small business which would adhere to a model he designed after the culture of the past employer, Mitt Romney’s prestigious wealth management firm; emphasizing compassion, family, professionalism, respect, and trust.
In 2014, Marcus created the Uluvmystyle company, an eCommerce platform used to publish and sell artwork while empowering and facilitating independent artists in a professional environment.
Throughout his life, Marcus has developed a passion for helping others. Marcus has been an advocate for the less fortunate since the age of 10, a characteristic reflected in all of his life’s ventures. The You Saved Me Foundation would be created later, in 2019, as a way to support those in need, while paying respect to the life of his late mother.
His mother, Francine Hart, was an American activist, educator, and entrepreneur who served as a former Black Panther, teaching assistant, and small business owner. Her legacy of empowering people, providing education to peers, and creating opportunities for the less fortunate continues on today through the You Saved Me Foundation. We carry on her message of solidarity among humanity, intending to make progress toward the eradication of hunger and poverty through our programs.