Bruce Levenson is one the most famous, wealthy and successful Jewish American businessman. Mr. Levenson is well known for his philanthropic work which includes numerous contributions to charities, and non-profit foundations. He has also been involved in professional sports franchises in the the top tier. His good deeds and sports involvement do not take away his accomplishments as a businessman where he is best known for co-founding United Communications Group on espn.go.com alongside Ed Peskowtiz.
Lets take a look at some of Bruce Levenson’s numerous charitable works. Mr. Levenson on wikipedia donates to and is actively involved in the operation of charities such as the Community Foundation of Washington D.C. and the Hoop Dreams Foundation. Bruce also served as president of the Washington D.C. branch of the I Have A Dream Foundation. This organization helps students and young adults from low income families pursue and complete a higher education.
Bruce Levenson has also contributed heavily to Jewish causes. Among them being one of the founding members and one of the largest donors of the U.S. Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C. which opened its doors in 1993. Bruce Levenson also helped create the Bringing The Lessons Home Program at the U.S. Holocaust Museum. This program teaches inner city youth about the Holocaust and also trains them to become tour guides at the museum. Other Jewish causes that Mr. Levenson backs and funds is Birthright Israel and the Jewish Federation. Birthright Israel provides people of Jewish ancestry a chance to visit the Jewish state of Israel and explore the country and their Jewish roots in the nation of Israel. The Jewish Federation aims to foster Jewish culture and help Jewish families in communities across the United States. Jewish youth organizations are also supported by Bruce Levenson. He supports the Jewish Youth Philanthropy Institute and the BBYO movement. BBYO aims to instill a sense of pride and respect for the history of the Jewish people in teenage Jews.
Bruce Levenson purchased the basketball team Atlanta Hawks in 2004 along with other businessmen under Atlanta Spirit Limited Liability Corporation. With Bruce at the helm of Atlanta Spirit LLC, the company became the owner and manager of the NBA team Atlanta Hawks and the Phillips Arena. After about 10 years as being the majority owner of the Atlanta Hawks, Bruce Levenson decided to sell his stake in the team.
In business Bruce Levenson also founded Tech Target. This company grew out of UCG. Tech Target sells, advises and markets to large buyers of information technology equipment. United Communication Group now provides crucial data for a wide variety of sectors including healthcare, technology, oil, gas and much more.