The NBA is a prestigious organization that involves not only athletes but successful businessmen. Among all the businessmen and athletes, is Bruce Levenson, a successful American entrepreneur who has made a living through information others of global current events. Mr. Levenson, not only has a strong tie to his family, but also has used his strong sense of tradition in any decision that he has made. One of the most important contributions to Mr. Levenson’s success is the fact that Mr. Levenson always includes his family in his decisions. This sense of tradition and family translates into every single business transaction that is made.
Bruce Levenson was born in Washington D.C. to a Jewish family. His Jewish roots are what inspire him to continue to make contributions to the Jewish community. Despite the fact that Mr. Levenson was born in Washington D.C., Mr. Levenson grew up in Chevy Chase, Maryland. His childhood in Chevy Chase is unforgettable for Mr. Levenson. He still cherished the 18 years that he spent at home before attending the prestigious, Washington University.
After attending University, Mr. Levenson set out to earn his law degree from American University. After earning his law degree, Mr. Levenson decided to co-found one of the most successful companies that involved informing the public of the oil industry. This company was named the United Communications Group. Mr. Levenson, with the help of Ed Peskowitz, set out to create weekly newsletter that would inform the public about the hot topic of the oil industry. The company was started in the small apartment that was leased by Mr. Levenson.
The United Communications Group started to grow as the company began to pick up new newsletters from different companies. As the company expanded, the newsletter then addressed hot topics such as healthcare, energy, the environment, communications, technology, and many more big industries. The United Communications Group even helped a startup company known as TechTarget. Mr. Levenson, even sat on the board of this growing company.
One of Mr. Levenson’s most notable achievements is the fact that Mr. Levenson was the co-owner for the NBA team, the Atlanta Hawks. As the co-owner for the Atlanta Hawks, Mr. Levenson wanted to show his team about the importance of not only being great athletes but also how to inspire others. One of the ways that Mr. Levenson inspired his team was by taking them to the Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C. He wanted to show the Atlanta Hawks that they have it lucky compared to many others in the world. In addition to the field trip, Mr. Levenson had his mother in-law speak to the team about her experience in the concentration camp.
Mr. Levenson has always been a philanthropist through his volunteering as well as his donations. Mr. Levenson is not only a constant donator to the Holocaust Museum but is also a constant donator to the I Have a Dream foundation. This organization has a goal of helping young children pursue a higher education, despite growing up in a low-income family.