University Of Maryland's Non-Profit Initiative Is Changing Higher Education

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March 20, 2017 - 12:07pm
Following former Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson's sale of the team in 2014, Levenson delved right into the non-profit sector, seeding funding of the Do Good Institute at the University of Maryland. Do Good Institute The initiative is unprecedented in the world of higher education. Its aim is to reach students at the undergraduate level at the University of Maryland and expose them to the world of non-profit and volunteering. The hope is to create the next wave of non-profit business leaders and meld them into individuals who are competitive against their private-sector counterparts. The program is seeing tremendous response. “Over the years, we found that there were these amazing organizations headed up by extraordinary people that often fell short of their mission because these people lacked, frankly, some of the business skills that you need to be successful,” Levenson told Benzinga in an exclusive interview. Levenson and his wife Karen took the idea to the University of Maryland. The couple seeded the $75 million initiative, while the state of ...Full story available on

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