Levenson Funds Philanthropic Change at University of Maryland

Bruce Levenson started his non profit the Do Good Institute at the University of Maryland after he sold the Atlanta Hawks in 2014, reports Forbes Magazine. The Institute’s goal is to reach the undergraduate students and help them gain experience in the world of volunteering and non-profit. The University and Levenson hope to create the next generation of philanthropic business leaders. Bruce Levenson gave 75 million while the University gave 20 million to start this initiative.

The Do Good Institute started in 2010 and has gained such popularity that the students can now major in the field of non-profit, https://www.benzinga.com/news/17/03/9165680/university-of-marylands-non-profit-initiative-is-changing-higher-education. Ben Simon, former student, started the Food Recovery Network, which is a student waste prevention movement on campus. Simon has now started a new project, Imperfect Produce, which offers unsightly produce at a discount. The Do Good Institute has started a movement that has helped to transform the higher education environment. With the rise of online learning, campuses needed to evolve and change the way they do business.

Bruce Levenson is a successful businessman, former NBA owner, and active philanthropist. Levenson co-founded the United Communications Group, in 1977.The company currently owns the mobile app, Gas Buddy, that helps drivers find cheap gas. He is the former Atlanta Hawks and a major contributor to the Do Good Institute.