In 2010, the establishment of the “Do Good Institute” at the University of Maryland came after philanthropist and local business leader Bruce Levenson and his wife Karen identified the not for profit sector as one where training seemed to be in short supply. Levenson believes the Online learning environment plays a key role in the development of higher education, but also explains the philanthropic training taking place at the “Do Good Institute” must, by its nature, include some level of hands on experience that can aid the individual in bringing the most success possible to the not for profit sector.
The philanthropic work being completed at the “Do Good Institute” is only made possible by the ingenuity of the people who make the decision to explore the philanthropic community they hope to aid in their pursuit of more levels of success being achieved on campus and after graduation. The interaction of people is what requires the educational opportunities of the “Do Good Institute” to largely be explored on campus, instead of in the digital world where the majority of learning is now taking place; the Forbes listed billionaire hopes the educational industry continue to evolve over the years and sees more educational institutions developing on campus programs using the model developed at the University of Maryland’s “Do Good Institute”. https://www.benzinga.com/news/17/03/9165680/university-of-marylands-non-profit-initiative-is-changing-higher-education
The “Do Good Institute” is one of the many philanthropic programs undertaken by UCG founder Bruce Levenson, which also include the development of a number of institutions that have become integral to various community groups. In helping to fund the U.S. Holocaust Museum the Levenson family ensured the World War II Holocaust remains a major part of the educational options exploring human rights; Bruce Levenson has spent much of the last few decade working in the philanthropic sector, including a major series of donations made to the Kennedy Center for the Arts.