Eric Lefkofsky is a serial entrepreneur, philanthropist, and among the most prominent tech figures in Chicago. He has co-founded more than ten companies including Tempus, Lightbank, and Groupon thanks to his entrepreneurial acumen. Lefkofsky ranks on Forbes list of billionaires with a net worth of $2.4 billion. He studied at the University of Michigan where he attained a degree and a Doctor of Jurisprudence. He uses the expertise he gained in law school to venture into business and give back to society.
Apart from his immense contribution in the business world, Eric Lefkofsky is a philanthropist who purposes on bettering his community. In 2006, together with his wife Liz, Lefkofsky created the Lefkofsky Family Foundation, a charitable organization. The foundation’s primary purpose is to improve the quality of life in local communities. It focuses on education, human rights, medical research, and cultural initiatives. Since its establishment, the foundation has donated millions of dollars in medical research and other noble efforts. Lefkofsky and his wife are active members of the Giving Pledge and have promised to support philanthropic endeavors always.
Most of Lefkofsky philanthropic endeavors are in Chicago. He has programs in an array of areas such as education and welfare. Eric Lefkofsky supports scholarship programs and initiatives for less fortunate youths. Also, Lefkofsky donates generously towards medical programs to improve human life. He has a passion for alleviating human suffering by finding cures for diseases.
Lefkofsky supports medical centers, medical research, and children health. For instance, he is an active campaigner of cancer-related research especially lung and thyroid cancer and has donated funds and resources towards the course. Through his philanthropy, Lefkofsky has made a big difference in the lives of many people in and outside Chicago. He continues to search for ways he can help the community and improve human life.
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