MR. ROBERT F. LEVEY
Bob Levey was appointed a Trustee in 2015 by Governor Larry Hogan. He is serving the final four years of a six-year term that began in 2013.
Levey spent more than 36 years on the editorial staff of The Washington Post. His daily column about local life, “Bob Levey’s Washington,” appeared for more than 23 years. Through the column, Levey raised more money for charity than any journalist in history.
In addition, Levey worked for nine radio stations and four television stations as a commentator or talk show host. Since accepting an early retirement buyout from The Post, Levey has been Senior Vice President for Development at Washington Hospital Center Foundation and a Senior Fellow in the Montgomery County Government. He now runs Bob Levey LLC, a consulting firm that helps non-profits write better so they can raise money better.
Bob Levey was chosen a Washingtonian Of The Year by Washingtonian Magazine in 1999. He has served on seven non-profit boards, including the Montgomery College Foundation Board. He has also been a journalism professor at five major research universities. He is the author or co-author of three books and dozens of magazine articles. He writes a regular monthly column for The Senior Beacon, and free-lances as a commercial voice talent.
Levey first came into contact with Montgomery College through his children, who both starred in productions at the college’s Summer Dinner Theatre. In 1995, Levey played the role of Wally Womper in a Montgomery College production of “How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying,” causing massive embarrassment and amusement among his children.
Bob Levey received a BA in English with special honors from The University of Chicago. He lives in Bethesda.