Bruce Levenson’s and Do Good Institute Fostering Interest in Nonprofit Activity


Posted by omeditors | Posted in Community Service | Posted on 01-05-2017

When Bruce Levenson ( took the Do Good idea to the University of Maryland, his mission was to reshape the curriculum of higher education to adapt to growing need of exceptional leaders in the nonprofit world. Seven years later, the Do Good Institute is experiencing unprecedented success, having already created a crop of young visionary leaders who are running nonprofit organizations making a difference in the world.

According to PR News, the Do Good Institute aims to accomplish two missions. Firstly, the initiative hopes to transform the campus into a Do Good campus where every student is equipped with the information and drive to give back to the society. Secondly, the program wants to produce a generation of leaders with the necessary skills to compete with other leaders in the private sector. Since 2010, the initiative has generated impressive interest from students at the campus. Starting fall this year, students will have the option to major in the field.

Bruce Levenson hopes that the initiative will spread to other campuses. So far, the Do Good program has been instrumental in revealing ways through which people can accomplish great things using their time and ingenuity. One of the former students of the program, Ben Simon, has gone on to found Imperfect Produce, a nonprofit organization that supports the reduction of the billions of produce wasted each year for being deemed unfit for retail.

Born in Washington, D.C., Levenson attended Washington University before enrolling for a course in law at the American University. He later worked as a journalist with the Washington Star. Besides his stake in the Atlanta Hawks, which he sold in 2014, Levenson has interests in other investments UCG and TechTarget. He also supports charitable activities such as the Hoop Dreams Foundation, and the I Have a Dream Foundation. Levenson and his wife Karen live in Atlanta and Potomac.