Bruce Levenson and the Do Good Institute
April 4, 2017
What does it mean to be a leader in philanthropy? Bruce Levenson, the former owner of the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks, has taken that term and really examined it. As an owner in the NBA he was one of the most successful people in the business, http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/11493472/jason-whitlock-bruce-levenson-atlanta-hawks. After leading the Hawks to the Eastern Conference Finals, Levenson decided to step away from basketball in order to focus on philanthropy. It was this decision that brought Levenson to focus on establishing the Do Good Institute out of the University of Maryland. If you haven’t heard of the Do Good Institute — well, we can help clear it up for you.
According to a PR News’ report, the focus of the Do Good Institute is to turn the University of Maryland into a campus that generates students who are, in the future, going to become leaders into he world of philanthropy and giving. Creating an environment where students feel the urge to give back is one of the best case scenarios of the program. The second goal of the program is to help the University of Maryland become one of the top campuses for potential leaders of industry in the future. Giving back is a key component of being a leader and the Do Good Institute wants to help teach students these values.
Bruce Levenson helped to get the Do Good Institute established thanks to his $75 million donation to help seed the campaign. This interesting class focuses on giving the student body $10,000 to allocate to causes of their choosing. Allowing students to get their hands on the actual allocation of money is an important experience in becoming a philanthropist.
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