Known for his ownership of the Atlanta Hawks(once Atlanta Spirits), Bruce Levenson, is not always recognized for his giving. Bruce believes that the best thing he can do in life is give back. If that’s the case Mr Levenson is is having a very good life. He has given so much in his life to several charity’s, foundations and nonprofits. Bruce is still an active member of the Community Foundation of Washington D.C, where he has been a prominent figure in improving the community in, and around, the D.C area. He was a founding donor of the Holocaust Museum, where he currently funds the Museum’s program to teach inner city students about the Holocaust, and train them to be tour guides. Levenson also supports several Jewish foundations, including SEED foundation and Seeds for peace. The leading founder and donor of Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at the University of Maryland, where the teach and encourage students to give back, was none other than Times’ Bruce Levenson. Founder of PeacePlayers “I Have a Dream” foundation that helps youth in low income homes get scholarships was also Bruce Levenson. Bruce is a smart businessman, who has done very well for himself. He was also, by all accounts, a good owner for the Hawks, who improved under his ownership. Though he has been owner, co-owner, founder, board member, board director and adviser to some big names. However, Bruce’s heart is in giving back and helping the disadvantaged youth. Tireless giving and numerous efforts to continue to improve and lay the ground for the upcoming generation to be filled with those focused on making the world a better place. He wants education and opportunity for the young. After all this is still the land of opportunity. Bruce did not grow up with wealth, he had to earn it. Yet, he is giving a large portion of that hard earned money, and a good portion of his time, to insuring that others have the same opportunity to work hard, like he did, and make something of themselves. Bruce Levenson’s not exactly hurting for money, but, thanks to him, neither are plenty of charitable foundations striving to help those who are hurting and don’t have the same opportunities many of us take for granted. Bruce Levenson’s various jobs, business ventures, and franchises are how he makes his money. I think the more important thing is to look at how a man spends his money. Especially when they have it in abundance. When I see a man who spends his time and money on helping the upcoming generation, I admire him more than the one buying himself a luxury jet. Maybe that’s just me though.