Bruce Levenson is a successful business man who has worn many hats in his career and does them all with a sense of pride and honor. Mr. Levenson was married after college to his wife Karen, and she also was a major contributor in his career as a businessman and in assisting him with philanthropic ventures. Karen Levenson has participated in the running of several projects herself as well as assisting Bruce in several. Together they make a tremendous couple promoting the welfare of the community.
Bruce Levenson was born in Washington D.C. and grew up in Chevy Chase, Maryland. He attended Washington University in St. Louis, and then he obtained his law degree from American University. It was at American University where he launched his journalism career at the Washington Star. Bruce was eager get started in life and build a secure foundation for his career.
Levenson stepped out into the business world in 1977 when he and Ed Peskowitz founded the United Communications Group. They began by launching several newsletters and the data technology corporation, Oil Price Information Service or OPIS. UCG is a privately owned business company that has expertise in technology, mortgage banking, energy, data, news, healthcare analysis, telecommunications and others. A new acquisition for UCG is GasBuddy, which is an app that is presently used being used by 47 million drivers to find low gas prices.
In 2004, Levenson and Peskowitz reached out into the sports world and formed Atlanta Spirit, LLC for the sole purpose of purchasing the Atlanta Hawks from Turner Broadcasting. The group succeeded, and Levenson became managing partner. The nationally known basketball team has headquarters at the Phillips Arena. In 2014, he sold his share.
Mr. Levenson has always contributed for those less fortunate, and he has participated with several philanthropic organizations including Hoop Dreams Foundation, the Community Foundation of Washington, D.C. and Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at the University of Maryland. A project that was close to his heart was building the Holocaust Museum as his mother-in-law was a survivor of the Holocaust. He was a founding contributor.
Mr. Levenson has accomplished much in all areas of his life. UCG has accomplished a great deal and is still growing, and his philanthropic contributions greatly benefit society. Bruce Levenson has not finished adding value and honor to individual’s lives in the United States.