Obituary: South Florida philanthropist I. Stanley Levine, 81

Posted on: September 23, 2010

In Thursday’s (9/23) Miami Herald, Elinor J. Brecher writes, “In his 81 years, I. Stanley Levine led a powerhouse Miami law firm, brought legendary performing artists to town, and planned Lincoln Road’s transformation. He helped establish Homestead’s ArtSouth complex, revitalized a landmark Bimini resort, and won Colorado’s 2009 Outstanding Forest Steward of the Year award. But you’d be hard pressed to find buildings or gala-event invitations bearing his name. Levine, of Miami Beach, never sought recognition for the money and effort he gave to a slew of nonprofits. … Born Irvin Stanley Levine in Cleveland, Ohio, on Nov. 26, 1928, he died Monday at South Miami Hospital of chronic myelomonocytic leukemia, a rare cancer that caused kidney failure. … A skilled negotiator, Levine raised millions for the Concert Association of Florida, the Miami City Ballet, the Performing Arts Center Trust—which planned and built the Adrienne Arscht Center—and the New World Symphony.”

Posted September 23, 2010