Uniting Communities

& Strengthening Businesses

Through Thoughtful Investment

Creating lasting change in communities, businesses & individuals

Scott Plank

Impact Investor & Supporter of Innovation in Artistry

Scott Plank has a passion for investing in and developing inspiring environments that help communities and businesses thrive. Plank's diverse background has shaped his interest in how intentional development of collaborative environments can magnify the lives and relationships of those who live within them, and how forward-thinking businesses can flourish with the right resources. Using his experience in supporting the arts, retail, real estate, entertainment, technology, architecture and medical industries, Plank is always on the lookout for the next innovative project to undertake.

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A Vision For Change

Strategic Impact Investing

Revitalization, transformation and innovation are key phrases that drive Scott Plank as he develops and nurtures both investments and philanthropic projects. He aims to bring revitalization to people, to communities and to organizations that have experienced disinvestment. His ideas focus on the transformation from old to new, from underutilized to thriving, from overlooked to appreciated. Plank's ideas do not center on the continuation of what may have worked in the past, but instead focus on innovative and bold ways of creating lasting change in communities, businesses, and individuals.

Investments

Empowering Businesses to Succeed and Grow

WeWork

WeWork opened its first location in the Meatpacking district in 2011, with the mission to provide creative co-working spaces for entrepreneurs, small business owners and freelancers. Scott saw his own ideals on spaces, and the potential for growth of the individuals who use those spaces, in the founding ideas and goals of WeWork. He was…

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Under Armour

Scott’s brother, Kevin Plank, started making stretchy t-shirts for his football teammates at the University of Maryland in 1996. Scott’s years of experience working in small business and developing skills in finance came in handy and he began to help support and grow his brother’s startup, investing $12,500 in 1997 for approximately 15% of the…

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Philanthropy

investing in people, places and ideas

Code Tenderloin

Together, War Horse Cities and Code Tenderloin have harnessed the power of community to transform the Tenderloin area, a San Francisco community that has seen disinvestment, into a unique and diverse community on the rise. Code Tenderloin is a San Francisco-based company with a mission to support the community of the Tenderloin area and help…

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Cornerstones

In light of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the JS Plank and DM DiCarlo Family Foundation donated $20,000 to be utilized to provide support to members of the at-risk community of Fairfax county. Cornerstones is a nonprofit organization in Fairfax County, VA that promotes self-sufficiency by utilizing the power of community and the care of neighbors to…

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In The Know

News, Events & Blogs about Scott Plank's work

Cornerstones 50 Receives Major Donation from Plank Family Foundation

The Plank Family Foundation donated $20,000 to Cornerstones 50 to aid with safety-net and human services programs for families and individuals affected by COVID-19. Scott Plank, an impact investor and philanthropist, celebrated the donation made by he and his family in June at a recent employee gathering at Reston National Golf Course, according to a press release by…

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