Bruce Levenson: a Modern Day Renaissance Man
Mr. Bruce Levenson is a successful American journalist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He was born October 1, 1949, in Washington D.C. Bruce graduated from Washington University in May 1971, with a Bachelor of Arts, and then graduated May 1976 with a Juris Doctor from American University in Washington DC. He began his career as a journalist for the Washington Star and Observer Publishing.
Bruce began his business entrepreneur career in 1977 by co-founding United Communications Group (UGC) in a storage room above his father’s Washington DC liquor store. UGC is a business information company that won editorial awards in its second year of business, and by 1978, was acquiring specialized information businesses. These specialized businesses allowed UGC to diversify in multiple fields including healthcare, banking, technology and telecom. UCG is also known for being an internet pioneer and sending information electronically more than a decade before the internet became available for private use. Currently, UCG sells products and holds conferences worldwide.
Bruce according to time.com is also a founding shareholder of TechTarget, a publicly owned technology media publisher that provides online content and has offices in Atlanta, Beijing, Boston, Cincinnati, London, Munich, Paris, San Francisco, Singapore and Sydney. He is also on the board of Directors of the Newsletter and Electronic Publishers Association.
Bruce’s additional entrepreneur ventures include business partner in GasBuddy, a mobile application that assists motorists in finding low-priced gasoline; and he is a co-founder of DOT, a revolutionary cooking technology. Adding to all of this, Bruce is also a managing partner of the NBA franchise Atlanta Hawks, a role he took on in 2004.
Bruce and his wife, Karen, have been giving back to society since the 1980s by funding educational enterprises for disadvantaged children. These enterprises include Peace Players, the Seed School, and the Bringing the Lessons Home program at the U.S. Holocaust Museum. They also conceived and funded the Center for Philanthropy and Non-Profit Management at the University of Maryland. The Center provides university courses that instruct students in philanthropy and non-profit management. Bruce is also the president of the “I Have a Dream Foundation” of Washington DC.
Somehow, Bruce also finds time to have a personal life with Karen and their three sons. He enjoys playing basketball, golfing, skiing and adventure traveling. He even spent three nights in tent camp in Antarctica. Bruce also enjoys spending time with his grandchildren and eating Maryland hard-shell crabs. He and Karen have homes in Atlanta and Potomac, Maryland.