Bruce Levenson: A Man With Multiple Hats To Wear

If there’s anyone that can be said to be wearing a few hats on his head, with a several feathers attached, it’s Bruce Levenson. Moreover, it looks as if he is acquiring more hats as each passes goes by.

More commonly recognized as the former co-owner of the Atlanta Hawks LLC, Bruce Levenson is one American entrepreneur extraordinaire, several times over, and a world-renowned philanthropist.

Bruce Levenson’s Early Trajectory

Having founded several enterprises from his own apartment living room, his amazing trajectory began with the publication of a simple newsletter, Oil Express, that had a primary focus on the latest developments in the oil industry.

Resulting in the founding of the United Communications Group (UCG), along with Ed Peskowitz in 1977, UCG later acquired other additional newsletters and launched other databases as well. Making all the right moves, Bruce Levenson also became a founding board member of the publicly traded media-oriented TechTarget company.

UCG, a privately held business IT company specializing in the distribution of data for healthcare, energy, mortgage banking, technology and telecommunications, also owns another company named Gas Buddy.

As an industry achievement, Levenson and Peskowitz received recognition from the Software and Information Industry Association’s Hall of Fame in 1997 for their joint work and production results under the UCG banner.

Philanthropic Endeavors

According to Time Magazine, Levenson, along with his wife Karen, and their three sons, all reside in Atlanta and Potomac, Maryland and have dedicated themselves to developing various charitable organizations. Among the organizations is the U.S. Holocaust Museum in Washington, the SEED Foundation, Seeds of Peace and various other Jewish causes.

Levenson and his wife have also spearheaded the development of the Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at the University of Maryland by providing seed funding on several occasions. In addition, they also admirably engage in projects to teach students how to manage nonprofit organizations.


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