Bruce Levenson has a new plan to change the future of philanthropy that starts at Do Good Institute at the University of Maryland, reveals benzinga.com. Levenson has been a visionary in business for many years since taking a small printing operation and turning it into a big media corporation. Now he’s helping young people take their ideas and turn them into solutions that work for charities. Do Good Institute has seen one idea come to life that’s turned a waste food initiative into a food drive and many others are in the works. Levenson believes that these young people can help organizations in the future that might otherwise fail without good leadership.
Levenson was born to a Jewish family in Washington D.C. and had the chance to attend Washington University and American University. He chose journalism as his original career and started writing for the Washington Star, a now defunct newspaper. Several years later he and Ed Peskowitz started their own company and put out Oil Express, an oil drilling technology newsletter as its initial publication. They started obtaining more journals and soon had formed United Communications Group (UCG). Out of UCG they started the technology research company TechTarget and later founded the GasBuddy app.
Levenson bought the Atlanta Hawks and Phillips Arena in 2004 when he and Ed Peskowitz decided to invest in professional sports. They ran the team fairly successfully for 12 years and then sold it in 2015 for $850 million to Tony Ressler’s group, a price of about twice the value most experts listed the team at. Levenson has given to many non-profit and educational foundations around Washington D.C. and is a key member on the board at the Holocaust Memorial Museum. He also supports Jewish-American activist groups including Birthright Israel, Seeds of Peace and BBYO. He also was one of the leaders that brought the “Concert Against Hate” to Washington D.C. Visit his website at brucelevenson.com.