The Center for Philanthropy and Non-Profit Leadership was Made Possible by Bruce Levenson

The Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership is located within the University of Maryland. The center works to educate students in all areas of nonprofit and philanthropy. For instance, students were recently sent to India to work with the youth, disabled individuals and wildlife preservation. The center donates about $10,000 in gifts to non-profit organizations. The center hopes to prepare students to become the new leaders of non-profit organizations. They do this through providing them with the necessary skills and experience to lead these types of organizations. The center began with the donations from Bruce Levenson and his wife, Karen Levenson. Bruce is well known for his philanthropy. He is also a owner of an NBA team and a businessman. He is also a board member. His wife, Karen, is a teacher and works with at risk youth. The center is utilized to assure that each student at the University of Maryland gains knowledge on the importance of giving back to their communities and to those less fortunate through the means of non-profit organizations and philanthropy. When they leave the university, many students involved with the center have worked closely enough with the non-profit organizations, that they go on to work for them. Also, many students are inspired to launch their own non-profit organizations, as they continue to receive support from the center.