Bruce Levenson is an American businessman, writer and philanthropist. Formerly a co-owner of the Atlanta Hawks, he is well known for his involvement in the NBA, as well as his immense philanthropic efforts.
Personal Life and Education:
Bruce was born in Washington D.C. on October 1st, 1949, but he spent his childhood in Maryland. He is of Jewish decent. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Washington University in Saint Louis, Missouri. After that, he attended American University to study law. He began writing for the Washington Star while pursuing his education. Bruce has also written for Observer Publishing. He has a wife and three children, and he enjoys being active and going on fun adventures.
Career and Philanthropy:
Bruce started his career at the United Communications Group, which he co-founded in 1977. He put his writing skills to use, helping to author the Oil Express, which discussed different developments and happenings in the oil industry. The company continues to focus on communication and has a database devoted to analysis for industries like energy and telecommunications. An example of Bruce’s work is an app that helps drivers find affordable locations to fill up on gas.
Levenson decided to put his business skills to good use by getting involved with the NBA. In 2004, Atlantic Spirit LLC, co owned by Levenson, purchased the Atlanta Hawks basketball team. During that time he participated in many well known decisions, such as the hiring of manager Danny Ferry. He is still on the NBA Board of Governors, says ESPN.
Bruce’s other involvement in business includes being a board member of Tech Target. He also helped advise BIA Digital Partners, certainly highlighting some of his business expertise. In addition to this, he participated in the Newsletter and Electronic Publishers Association on the board of directors.
Bruce Levenson is also involved in many philanthropic endeavors, donating to the U.S. Holocaust Museum. According to PR News, he is active in the Hoops Dreams Foundations, the Community Foundation of Washington, D.C. and formerly involved in the I Have a Dream Foundation. Bruce also helped to develop the Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership, located at the University of Maryland. He and his wife helped implement the Do Good Challenge. During this 8 week event, students are involved in doing positive things for others and the community.
Bruce’s ability to write, conduct business and give back to the community can teach all inspiring entrepreneurs a thing or two. It’ll be great to see what he accomplishes next.