In a report by Forbes Magazine, upon selling his company, the Atlanta Hawks, Bruce Levenson ventured into the non-profit industry. He is currently involved in activities of sourcing money to fund educational causes, including the Do Good Institute at the University of Maryland. See, https://www.benzinga.com/news/17/03/9165680/university-of-marylands-non-profit-initiative-is-changing-higher-education.
The Do Good Institute is an initiative that targets students in institutions of higher learning. This organization works with undergraduate students at the University of Maryland and subjects them to volunteer jobs and non-profit activities. The Do Good Institute endeavors to create a network of non-profit business leaders who can compete with their counterparts in the private sector. According to Bruce Levenson, this initiative’s mission is to offer business skills to students so that they can successfully manage non-profit organizations in the future. Levenson and his wife, Karen, are the founders of this group.
Karen and Levenson have since donated over $75 million to this organization while the state of Maryland contributed $20 million. The University of Maryland offers a class in Philanthropy accompanied by a practical session where a student is given $10,000 to donate to a charity of their choice. The Do Good Institute’s mission is to train the future generation of nonprofit professionals and transform the University of Maryland into a Do Good campus where students are motivated to give back to the community. Aside from becoming nonprofit leaders, students have acquired exceptional entrepreneurial skills. One of the students under this studentship was able to establish Food Recovery Network, a waste management movement. This movement grew into a profit generating waste management initiative.
About Bruce Levenson
Bruce Levenson is an entrepreneur and the former owner of an NBA team called Atlanta Hawks. He completed his university-level studies at the Washington and the American University. Levenson is a co-founder of the United Communications Group (UCG), a publishing company that specializes in news, data, and healthcare analysis. He is a member of the board of TechTarget and the Newsletters and Electronic Publishers Association. Levenson is the founder and CEO of the Do Good Institute. He is also a renowned philanthropist that supports many causes.