Dan Levinson was raised in New York City in the 60s and attended Manhattan Country School, a highly acclaimed “experiment” modeled on the teachings of MLK where students also spent three weeks each year on a small farm in the Catskills.
After graduating Brown and Stanford B-School Dan founded Main Street Resources – a niche private equity firm partnering with entrepreneurs in growing smaller New England businesses. With that training in human-scale projects and organizations under his belt, Dan turned his focus to community work and over the last ten+ years evolved his interests into a platform for impact investing and entrepreneurial philanthropy, working closely as a facilitating venture partner with smaller New England leaders and organizations including for-profit, social enterprise and non-profit. Dan’s niche is finding good people doing important local work that can be meaningfully advanced with Dan’s involvement.
Examples of Dan’s diverse interests include Chairing The Schumacher Center for New Economics, Founding Green Village Initiative, Chairing Fairfield County Community Foundation’s Center for Non-Profit Excellence, co-teaching Social Enterprise Entrepreneurship at Brown and RISD, leading the preservation of Gilbertie’s Herb Farm to the Aspetuck Land Trust, and sponsoring/creating “In Death the Gift of Life” a book published in honor of his father. For his efforts Dan has received the Environmental Protection Agency Distinguished Citizen Award, was an initial inductee into the Fairfield County Community Foundation CNE Hall of Fame, and received the CT Association of Fundraising Professionals Outstanding Philanthropist Award.
Dan now lives in the Berkshires and is engaged with many nonprofit organizations.
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