Bruce Levenson, Donations, and The Center for Philanthropy

The Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership was made possible by seed money from Bruce and Karen Levenson. This Center is located at the University of Maryland, and raises some ten thousand dollars every semester. Altogether, the annual twenty-thousand dollar yield of the center is distributed among nonprofit groups that are deemed worthy of the donation. Basically, Bruce Levenson of UCG is primarily responsible for an organization that is perpetually philanthropic. This was his aim, this has been his hope, and it is his continual joy. According to Karen Levenson, what they’ve done with the center is the “most profound” philanthropic pursuit of either Levenson. The Center seems as though it is poised to succeed, too. It’s already grown enough that a dormitory has been added. As well, prominent nonprofit agencies throughout D.C. regularly recruit from The Center. Organizations such as the Marriott Foundation and the Smithsonian are especially pleased with the leadership and philanthropy acumen undergraduate and graduate students affiliated to The Center achieve. According to many in the nation’s capital, this Center is a leading organization for such training in the country. Many don’t realize that Bruce Levenson is so involved in philanthropy, or so passionate about it. He is best known as the owner of a prominent NBA team. But Bruce has exceptional philanthropic pursuits, and he continues to render such support to agencies of the nonprofit persuasion. According to the PR Newswire article this writing summarizes, The Center has had a national impact, even sending graduate students as far as India.