Meet Eric Lefkofsky the Great Philanthropist and Entrepreneur

Eric Lefkofsky started doing business while in law school at the University of Michigan where he sold carpets. After school, he became the co-founder and CEO of Tempus. He leads the technology company in fighting cancer. Mr. Lefkofsky chairs Groupon by overseeing its activities in marketing since it is a global commerce market. He is also a co-founder of Echo Global Logistics, Uptake Technologies, Mediaocean, InnerWorkings, and Lightbank.

Eric Lefkofsky established Lefkofsky Family Foundation in 2006. The family institute works on improving the quality of life of the communities in the area. Mr. Eric Lefkofsky works in the management of Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Museum of Science and Industry and World Business Chicago, and Art Institute of Chicago. He is a member of the managing board of Steppenwolf Theatre. At the University of Chicago, Lefkofsky is an author and tutor.

Philanthropic Work

Education

The philanthropist supports educational movements in Chicago. He works with his loved ones to finance young children, disadvantaged youth, scholarship programs, and charter schools. Lefkofsky Family Foundation also develops tools for administrators and teachers like New Leaders and Educators groups. Eric Lefkofsky funds Moneythink program that provides instructors to teach financial education to schools in the urban region.

Health

Eric and his family have enabled many people access medical care hence changing their lives. They support centers that carry out research and treatment of lung cancer, thyroid cancer, and leukemia for children. He is among the donors who give to the organizations that deal with cardiovascular disease, food allergies, celiac disease, and brain tumors.

Human Rights

Lefkofsky Family Foundation has interest in the human rights. The institute financed the Human Rights Watch to help with fighting for rights of the protected group. Other movements that benefit from the family initiative include Planned Parenthood of Illinois, Education Center, and Illinois Holocaust Museum.

Tempus

Tempus is a technology company for battling cancer. It is building the largest library in the world for clinical and molecular data and an operating system to make the statistics accessible and useful. Tempus help healthcare professionals make personalized and real-time treatment decisions.