Bruce Levenson is both an American businessman as well as an entrepreneur who has dedicated his life to giving back to others through his philanthropy deeds. Bruce Levenson, above all, is known for his successful business ventures with the co-founding of the United Communications Group as well as his endeavors as the former NBA owner for the Atlanta Hawks.
Bruce Levenson was born in Washington D.C. and was raised in Maryland. Mr. Levenson was raised by a Jewish family that taught him the importance of family as well as the importance of honoring tradition. Mr. Levenson is very much close to his family and councils him on advice for important matters.
After attending high school, Mr. Levenson moved on to attend the prestigious school of Washington University that is located in St. Louis. Following his undergraduate degree, Mr. Levenson then graduated from American University with his law degree where he received his degree from night classes.
One of Bruce Levenson’s most notable accomplishments is the fact that he founded the United Communications Group. Mr. Levenson founded this company along side Ed Peskowitz in 1977 with the goal to inform the public of certain important industries around the world. The company itself started in Mr. Levenson’s apartment with the publishing of newsletters that informed the audience on the developments of the oil industry. This privatized business now specializes in providing information about healthcare, energy, mortgage banking, technology, telecommunications as well as various other industries. This business is still very much active and has created many successful opportunities for Mr. Levenson.
Aside from owning a business, Mr. Levenson is also most known for co-owning the Atlanta Hawks. As the owner, he decided to take the role as the team members’ manager. Mr. Levenson wanted his team to win and to demonstrate leadership in everything they did. In addition to this, Mr. Levenson had the desire to educate his team on outside historical information such as the Holocaust. This was done in order to give his former team perspective on issues that lie outside of basketball.
In addition to be a successful individual, Mr. Levenson has been able to translate his success to helping others who do not have what he has. One of his biggest organizations to make donations to are those that give back through education. One of his biggest annual donations go to the I Have a Dream Foundation which is a foundation that provides those who grow up in a low-income house with the chance to receive a higher education. His efforts have helped thousands pursue an education despite financial setbacks. Forbes Magazine’s Levenson, through his success has been able to educate others on other issues that the world faces by way of council.