The name Bruce Levenson is well known to the majority of NBA fans in the world and those involved in the real time information industry. Levenson shot to fame in the business world when he and his business partner looked to change the way news and information was delivered for the oil and gas industry with the creation of their UCG company. Initially started as a newsletter in a spare room in the 1970s the company has developed into one of the most effective users of the latest technology to help provide real time information for a number of the biggest industries in the world.
The success of the UCG company has allowed Levenson and his business partners to explore different options for spending their time over the course of the 21st century. One of the most well known aspects of the life of Bruce Levenson is his career as the public face of the Atlanta Hawks NBA franchise. Levenson led the Atlanta, Georgia based franchise from the very bottom of the NBA standings to the top of the Eastern Conference by the end of the 2014 regular season. Levenson and his partners believed they had led the franchise as far as possible by the close of the 2014 season and completed the sale of the team during 2015.
The sale of the Hawks has allowed Bruce Levenson to spend more time working on one of his main loves, which is the philanthropic work he completes on a regular basis. Levenson initially used his position as the leader of the Atlanta Hawks to publicize the programs and initiatives he embarked on for the public, including his backing of the Washington D.C. based U.S. Holocaust Museum.
Since departing from the Hawks franchise the popular business person has found himself at the center of the fund raising efforts for the University of Maryland and its newly opened school providing an education in philanthropy and not for profit work. Over the course of the short life of the program the focus has shifted from providing skilled leaders for charitable programs in Maryland to a more global outlook. This change in focus reflects the changing career and life of Bruce Levenson in creating the perfect platform for those hoping to help others.