Bruce Levenson Concludes Chapter As NBA Owner To Prioritize Do Good Institute

Bruce Levenson retired from ownership of the Atlanta Hawks not long ago, though news has still circulated about a court case he’s had against the team’s former insurance company AIG. Though this case may take a little while to settle, Levenson is pursuing other interests including the center for philanthropy known as Do Good Institute in Washington D.C. Levenson and his wife Karen started this institute in 2011 with the hope of creating a place where students would create initiatives using the same innovation and marketing skills that drove businesses to success. Levenson has long felt more business-style leadership should come to non-profits and activist groups. https://www.benzinga.com/news/17/03/9165680/university-of-marylands-non-profit-initiative-is-changing-higher-education

Bruce Levenson has been an innovator and creative strategist throughout his own business career. He attended college at Washington University and began writing for the Washington Star after graduating from there, and then completed law school several years later at American University though he has never practiced it. He founded his own newspaper and publications business in 1977 when he and Ed Peskowitz started Oil Express, and that newsletter soon became the foundation for their company United Communications Group (UCG). UCG specializes in technology, environment, energy, healthcare, finance and real estate news and has offices open in several different countries. UCG also owns GasBuddy and was the former owner of TechTarget.

Forbes listed billionaire Bruce Levenson bought the Atlanta Hawks in 2004 and joined the NBA’s Board of Governors. His enthusiasm for basketball even led him to include youth basketball in his philanthropy, and in the early 2000s he served on the board of Hoop Dreams, a basketball tournament in Washington D.C. Levenson’s philanthropy also includes working with the Holocaust Memorial Museum and once he even took the Atlanta Hawks players to the museum and had his mother-in-law tell her story of the event. Levenson also was a chair member of the Concert Against Hate in 2015.

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