Under Armour founder and chairman Kevin Plank was born in Maryland, played college football in Maryland where he concepted the idea for Under Armour and has since gone on to become a billionaire who’s philanthropy has greatly impacted his community. Plank has spent much of the last few years with his hand in several business endeavors such as Plank industries, which consists of a real estate firm, a land developing company, a whiskey distillery and beautification projects throughout the state. Plank’s father was a prominent land developer in Kensington, Maryland where he grew up and it seems like Kevin has followed in his father’s footsteps as he has worked with his companies to revamp popular Baltimore attractions and activities such as the water taxi program and renovations to sites like the Pendry Hotel.
Plank’s philanthropy has involved donating millions to Maryland schools, creating and funding summer jobs for disadvantaged youth in Baltimore’s rougher neighborhoods and donating to create community centers. In addition to being the chairman of Under Armour, Kevin Plank also sits on the board of several committees, including the Greater Baltimore Committee which serves to beautify and rejuvenate the Baltimore area. Plank sits on the Board of Trustees at UMD, where his Under Armour story began. In 2015, Plank pledged $16 million to St. John’s College High School in D.C. which went toward funding athletics, academics and young entrepreneur programs. Growing up Roman Catholic and having attended Catholic School for many of his formative years, Plank donated one million dollars to the Archdiocese of Baltimore so more children could go to Catholic School.
Plank has stayed close to his roots as he lives with his wife and two children in a suburb just a few miles north of Baltimore. A fixture of the local community and sports community abroad. Read more about Kevin Plank: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/under-armour-founder-gives-16-million-to-st-johns-college-high/2015/11/06/7adc7724-84bf-11e5-9afb-0c971f713d0c_story.html?noredirect=on