Entrepreneur Eric Lefkofsky created The Lefkofsky Family Foundation in order to enhance his philanthropic efforts together with his wife, Liz. It is a private foundation which started work in 2006.
The Lefkofsky Family Foundation has the purpose of assisting the advancement of programs with high impact, as well as initiatives and research that will serve to enhance the quality of life across the communities which The Lefkofsky Family Foundation has been serving. There are several fields that The Lefkofsky Family Foundation focuses on such as education, human rights, medical research, as well as arts and culture.
The Lefkofsky Family Foundation believes that children should receive an excellent education regardless of their financial and racial background. The Lefkofsky Family Foundation is striving towards making the education sector more inclusive of children from all walks of life. The Foundation has also been a strong advocate for human rights, as well as for foster human dignity and improved quality of life all around the world. The medical research that The Lefkofsky Family Foundation funds have been mainly for finding cures for diseases such as cancer for example. In terms of arts and culture, The Lefkofsky Family Foundation has been supporting a wide range of art programs and civic programs which promote creativity, self-expression, and enrichment of the community’s culture.
One of the collaborative founders of The Lefkofsky Family Foundation, Eric Lefkofsky is co-chairman of the private foundation. Eric Lefkofsky has founded and co-founded a vast number of businesses such as the company of Tempus. Eric Lefkofsky is serving as the Chief Executive Officer of the Tempus company which is a tech firm. The company is most known for the creation of an operating system that helps create personalized treatment plans for cancer patients.
Eric Lefkofsky has co-founded a number of companies such as Lightbank, of which he is Managing Director. Eric Lefkofsky is the co-founder of Groupon where he serves as Chairman of the Board. Other than doing business, Eric Lefkofsky is also working at the University of Chicago as an adjunct professor. He has also authored a book and many articles.