The Bruce Levenson funded “Do Good Institute” at the University of Maryland has been growing at a rapid rate over the last few years, reports PR News, as students from across the campus are becoming involved in the best possible forms of philanthropy and not for profit leadership. Beginning life as a single school offering ‘Philanthropy 101″ as its only class, the “Do Good Institute” is now well known across the campus as it offers a range of educational options including a major in not for profit leadership.
Not only does the “Do Good Institute” offer a range of options for educating students interested in developing their philanthropic skills, but the goals of the institute include engaging as many students on campus as possible in philanthropic endeavors; by engaging students from across campus in philanthropy the hope is they will remain involved in not for profit programs long into the future. Bruce Levenson hopes the “Do Good Institute” at the University of Maryland campus will be the first of many that open across the U.S. as the model for education proves an ever increasing success.
Over the course of his life Bruce Levenson (brucelevenson.com) has done much to push forward many good causes, during his decade in charge of the Atlanta Hawks as the public face of the ownership consortium Levenson took part in programs for the Hoop Dreams and Make A Wish foundations. As one of the main donors towards the U.S. Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C. Bruce Levenson has done much to bring attention to the issue of the Holocaust and his own Jewish heritage; Levenson has supported the Jewish Birthright groups and was one of the signatories of a letter to the Israeli Prime Minister calling for a peaceful end to the conflict with Palestine to be sought for the good of both nations.