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Ivan Leshinsky

Ivan Leshinsky

Ivan Leshinsky grew up in Brooklyn and was exposed to experiences that broadened his horizons and exposed him to opportunities he never even dreamed of. At sixteen years old he was awarded a full scholarship to play basketball at Long Island University, which became a springboard to a lifetime of travel and diverse work experiences as well as a career with a cutting-edge nonprofit in Baltimore. Mr. Leshinsky became a leader among individuals and organizations striving to improve a range of socio-economic and neighborhood failings. In retirement, he co-founded a nonprofit to create pathways for disadvantaged children through sports-based youth development.