Bruce Levenson is a businessman and philanthropist. He is on the Board of Directors for IT industry and Tech Target, as well as a former co-owner of the Atlanta Hawks LLC. Bruce Levenson grew up in Chevy Chase, Maryland and attended the Washington University. He also earned a law degree from the American University.
In 1977 he co-founded the United Communications Group on prnewswire.com. The company was began in his apartment by producing newsletters on the oil industry’s prices and new developments within the industry. Shortly after the company’s beginnings they began acquiring other newsletters and publications. Today the United Communications Group specializes in data and analysis for the healthcare, banking and telecommunications sectors as well as operated the mobile platform application GasBuddy, which helps drivers find the lowest gas prices.
In 2004, Bruce Levenson on brucelevenson.com co-founded the Atlanta Spirit LLC in order to buy the Hawks from Turner Broadcasting. The partners then changed the name to Atlanta Hawks LLC. Mr. Levenson also served as the governor for the Hawks on the NBA Board of Governors until he sold the team in 2015. In the original purchase from Turner Broadcasting Mr. Levenson and his partners controlled the Hawks basketball team, Philips Arena and the Atlanta Thrashers. Soon after the purchased of the Atlanta Hawks Bruce Levenson and his partners sold the Thrashers for $170 million dollars, after the sale the team moved to Winnipeg. In 2015 Bruce Levenson and his partners sold the Atlanta Hawks for an estimated $850 million dollars to billionaire Anthony Ressler and former NBA player Grant Hill.
Besides being an astute businessman, Bruce Levenson is a philanthropist. Mr. Levenson is an active member of the Community Foundation of Washington D.C. and the Hoop Dreams Foundation. Bruce Levenson also served as president of the I Have a Dream Foundation in Washington. The foundation helps inner city children achieve their dreams of a quality education. He is also a huge supporter of Jewish causes. He supports the U.S.Holocaust museum, his mother in law is a Holocaust survivor, as well as the Bringing the Lessons Home program, which gives inner city students the hands on experience of the Holocaust and prepares them to lead tours of the museum. Mr. Levenson also supports the SEED Foundation and Seeds of Peace, both of which he makes significant donations to. Mr. Levenson also gives financial support to Birthright Israel, the Jewish Federation, the Jewish Youth Philanthropy Institute, and BBYO, which is a young Jewish-American movement.