Here is my bio:
David Levinson is the Founder and Executive Director of Big Sunday. On Big Sunday Weekend 2010, more than 50,000 volunteers of all ages worked together at more than 500 different nonprofit sites in more than 100 different towns and cities throughout southern California. David and Big Sunday have been honored by many organizations, including The Religious Action Center, Hillsides Home for Children, The Asian-Pacific Women’s Center, The Western Center of Law and Poverty, The Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, and The Association of Fundraising Professionals. Both David and Big Sunday have been profiled in many places, including the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, and the NBC Nightly News. In 2009, David was named Best Nonprofit Leader in California by Governor Schwarznegger, Maria Shriver and CaliforniaVolunteers. David has also written movies, television, theatre, theme park attractions, and advertising. David just wrote his first novel, Matt Gets Tested, which is the first book in a series for children called It Happened at High Rock. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Ellie Herman, and their three children, Becca, Jack, and Izzie.
Here’s a picture of me. It’s my publicity photo.
Here’s the picture of me, before I cropped my dog out of it. They made me do it.
So you know, this dog, Lou, is a rescue. I got him from Daphneyland Basset Hound Rescue in Acton, California. We’ve gone there for years on Big Sunday. He was about two years old when we got him. He had a bad rap because he once grabbed a hotdog out of a child’s hands…but he grabbed it because his previous owners had been starving him and he was hungry. (Besides, he just ate the hotdog. He didn’t eat the kid!) Daphneyland nursed him back to health. He’s a great dog and a great pet. Not, perhaps, the brightest bulb on the tree – and stubborn as hell – but full of love and cute as can be. (And Daphneyland has about 99 more cute bassets looking for homes. Here’s their e-mail address: www.daphneyland.com ) Far from southern California? Here’s the national basset rescue address: www.bassethoundrescue.com.
Someday, if Lou writes a book, this is the publicity picture he can use.
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