Bruce Levenson is a successful businessman, and entrepreneur. He is also the co-owner of the Atlanta Hawks of the NBA and is a product of Washington, D.C. and Chevy Chase, Maryland. He attended Washington University in St. Louis and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and earned a degree in law from American University. His early career was as a journalist for the Washington Star.
Levenson is co-founder of UCG (United Communication Group), specializing in business information services and a founder of Tech Target, a technology media company. Mr. Levenson is an advisor for the private investment firm of BIA Digital Partners, and he was also a member of the Board of Directors NEPA (Newsletter and Electronic Publishers Association). He is a proud member of the Software and Information Industry Associations Hall of Fame.
In addition to being a successful businessman, Bruce Levenson is also a community minded man and gives back to his community in a variety of ways. His philanthropic philosophy is motivated by his mission to enrich the lives of others.
His company, UCG, was the first corporate sponsor of the “I Have a Dream” foundation. Bruce and his team of volunteers work to inspire students to strive for academic excellence while some volunteers help students to repair the lives of those less fortunate. Mr. Levenson and the UCG effort volunteer at senior centers, repair, and paint homes and prepare high school students for a career in fast changing technology based fields, as well as contributing to Red Cross blood drives.
Bruce Levenson is also a founder and primary donor for the United States Holocaust Museum. He funds the program called “Bringing Lessons Home” that teaches students about the Holocaust. His program also trains students to become Museum tour guides.
He also supports the SEED Foundation, which provides boarding school educational opportunities for underserved students. The program, based in Washington, D.C., teaches students life skills in a safe and secure boarding school environment.
Seeds of Peace is another of Mr. Levenson’s philanthropic giving. The organization brings young people from areas of conflict around the world, including the United States, to a camp based in Maine and teaches the children to work for a better future by turning conflict into something positive.
Bruce Levenson and his wife, Karen, were the primary developing partners for the University of Maryland based program for the Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership. The program teaches students to operate nonprofit organizations while offering motivation to the University in an effort to motivate and inform students about philanthropic opportunities and activities.