Uniting Communities

& Strengthening Businesses

Through Thoughtful Investment

Creating lasting change in communities, businesses & individuals

MissionGO & Minnesota Team Transports World’s First Human Pancreas via Unmanned Aircraft

MissionGO, a leader in unmanned aircraft solutions that is transforming logistics; LifeSource, the organ procurement organization (OPO) serving the upper Midwest; and Mercy Hospital, part of the Allina Health system, today announced the first-ever test flight carrying a human pancreas via an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) conducted on May 5.

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.


Empowering Businesses to Succeed and Grow


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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Lifetime Angel Investments


investing in people, places and ideas

Code Tenderloin

Together, Scott Plank, 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…

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Cornerstones volunteers transporting food


In light of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Plank 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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Philanthropic Giving

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Blessings and Rebirth

“This work creates an interesting juxtaposition between nature and human nature, which in certain cultures is so undeniably linked. The theme of this work is healing, and when I look at this piece, I am reminded of how healing in our world is possible. Healing between people groups, between our world and our society. Healing between communities. It is a beautiful future to envision.”

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“This mural speaks volumes to me. It takes a powerful speech and an iconic man and places both in proximity to every day life as a reminder of what and who we’re fighting for. It is a good reminder that we will all have things metaphorically written across our face which reflect who we are, what we stand for and what we have done in this world. Seeing this helps me to take a moment, refocus and recalibrate to ensure that the message I want people to know about my work and passion is one of love, of acceptance and of striving for change.”

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News, Events & Blogs about Scott Plank's work

2021 AIA Maryland Excellence in Design Awards

The AIA Maryland Excellence in Design Awards program recognizes excellence in architectural design by AIA Maryland architects worldwide and AIA member work in Maryland. This annual awards program provides member architects an avenue for peer recognition and honors the architects, clients, and consultants who work together to improve the built environment. Through this program, AIA Maryland hopes…

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