Bruce and Karen Levenson Donate $5.6 Million to The Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at the University of Maryland
According to an original report by PR Newswire, The Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at the University of Maryland received donation of 5.6 million dollars from Bruce and Karen Levenson. The center, launched just three years ago on previous funds from from Karen and Bruce Levenson, continues to grow at an impressively fast rate due to the continued support of the Levensons and the students who participate. The center is now considered a a major runner in philanthropic studies in it’s area.
Students who have participated at the center have went on to fellowships or even to work for non-profits in the D.C. Area. The Levenson’s generous gift will fund abroad programs, of which the goal is to provide aid for the disabled, wildlife preservation and youth outreach. Students in the philanthropy program at the University of Maryland are eligible to participate in these abroad programs. Also it will go towards a Do Good Challenge that students participate in. It culminates with a $20,000 prize to the winner to help them contribute to charitable causes. It will also fund courses and programs at the University of Maryland in the Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership and will, for the first time, include a living and learning dorm for sixty freshman who will take courses at the Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership.
Bruce Levenson, one of the main donors of the center, and a businessman by trade, is also an active NBA team owner (co-owning the the Atlanta Hawks) and philanthropist himself. He also spends a significant amount of his funds on supporting the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. and other Jewish causes. Karen Levenson, his wife, is a teacher and mother to three sons. She also spends her time mentoring and tutoring children from underprivileged neighborhoods in D.C. Karen is involved with an program that makes underprivileged children and young adults aware of the events of the Holocaust and gives them the opportunity to be tour guides at the museum in D.C.
The full article regarding Bruce and Karen Levenson’s contribution can be found at PR Newswire.