Ever since he sold Atlanta Hawks in 2014, Bruce Levenson has been busy in the nonprofit sector. Bruce Levenson’s involvement in the Do Good Institute at the University of Maryland is contributing significantly in exposing undergraduate students in the university to the world of philanthropic activities. The institute also urges the students to take up volunteer work. The program aims at mentoring students into exceptional business leaders in the nonprofit world. So far, the initiative has experienced a tremendous reception from the students.
Do Good Institute has two main missions: to create a Do Good campus where all students who graduate will have the information and motivation to give back to the society, and to mold the next generation of competent leaders for nonprofit organizations. In the seven years since its launching, the program has rapidly developed. Students now have the option to major in the field starting from the fall of 2017.
One of the former students of the program, Ben Simon is the co-founder of the Food Recover Network (FRN) which aims to prevent waste on campus. Simon founded the student-run movement through the Do Good Institute. His story is one of the many successes of Bruce Levenson’s initiative.
Levenson was born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Chevy Chase, Maryland. He is a graduate of Washington University and the American University. He is the founder of the UCG and also a former Washington Star journalist.
Besides his involvement with the Do Good Institute, Levenson is an active participant in several charitable organizations such as Hoop Dreams Foundation and Community Foundation of Washington, D.C. Currently, the father of three lives in Atlanta and Potomac with his wife, Karen.