The University of Maryland has always been an innovative school, but the establishment of the “Do Good Institute” with the aid of philanthropist Bruce Levenson is making major changes to the entire campus of the school. Levenson has consistently played a key role in the work of the “Do Good Institute” after bringing the idea to the University of Maryland and providing both money and time for the fundraising efforts for the school that offers a new way of discovering philanthropy and not for profit leadership.
Bruce Levenson (brucelevenson.com) has been a major supporter of many different charitable groups, but has always felt the passion of philanthropists needed to be partnered with a higher level of business acumen to ensure even greater levels of success. Establishing the school did not only mean teaching those students choosing to begin a career in the not for profit sector, but also involves engaging as many campus community members as possible in philanthropic efforts that can have a major effect on local communities in the Maryland area and across the planet. According to PR Newswire, one of the most popular courses on campus is now the “Philanthropy 101” module that provides $10,000 for students to use to provide support for the charitable programs of their choice.
Bruce Levenson has used the free time that has been afforded him since the $850 million sale of the Atlanta Hawks to take an even more active role in philanthropic efforts than ever before. A consistent supporter of the Kennedy Center for the Arts, Levenson and wife Karen acted as co-chairs of a ball in support of the Anti-Defamation League; supporting the Jewish community around the world has also become a passion of Bruce Levenson as he has supported grassroots organizations, such as the Jewish Youth Philanthropy Institute.