Early life and education.
Work and business.
United corporations Group (UCG): in 1977, Levenson in partnership with Ed Peskowitz founded UCG. The company headquarters were in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The business was all about publishing. First, they published Oil Express (a newspaper dealing with advancements in the Oil industry). As time went by, they acquired more newspapers and established a database of Oil Price Information Services (OPIS). To date, UCG operates as a private information company. They specialize in news and analysis of data concerning healthcare, mortgage banking, telecommunications, energy and technology among other industries. The company also owns and runs GasBuddy. GasBuddy is a mobile application that helps drivers to locate the gas stations with the lowest rates on a local level.
Atlanta Hawks: Atlanta Hawks LLC (formerly known as Atlanta Spirit LLC), came into being in 2004. Levenson and Peskowitz are the major shareholders. The owners are businesspersons who came together during the team’s acquisition/formation. They collectively own the basketball team and Phillips Arena. Here Levenson manages the team as a partner and forms part of the NBA Board of Governors.
In March 2014, Levenson, his wife and the Hawks basketball team and staff went on a trip to the U.S Holocaust Museum. While in Washington DC, Irene Boyarsky, Levenson’s mother-in-law (a survivor of the Holocaust) joined the team. Levenson took the opportunity to speak to the group about her experiences prior and throughout the tour period.
Bruce the Philanthropist.
Bruce and his wife get involved in many charity events. As early as the 80s Bruce and his wife gave funding to initiatives that helped the less-privileged youth. Some of these initiatives include the Peace Players, “I have a Dream”, and the Seed School program to mention but a few. He has maintained his philanthropic nature for as late as 2010 he funded and through the help of his wife spearheaded the start of a Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Management at the University of Maryland.