Eric Lefkofsky is the founder and CEO of Tempus. It is a technology company that has developed an operating system to fight cancer. The American billionaire entrepreneur was born in 1969 to a Jewish family. He attended the University of Michigan for his undergraduate degree and later received his Juris Doctor at the same University.
Inside Lefkofsky’s Philanthropy
In 2006, Eric and his wife Liz, established the Lefkofsky Family foundation. It is a private charity foundation that progresses high-impact initiatives that improve lives in the societies served. The foundation funds education, healthcare, important human rights, medical research and arts and culture in the Chicago area.
Eric Lefkofsky sits on the board of Lurie Children’s Memorial Hospital that receives donations too. Their philanthropy to the health sector extends out of Chicago area. Liz’s mother, Susan Kramer began the American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) in honor of her daughter. ABTA and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center receive funds from the foundation.
His major humanitarian endeavors is cancer. He is passionate about the search of cures for diseases and focuses on medical discoveries. He funds research that is set to treat Leukemia, lung and thyroid cancer. Eric supports medical centers predominantly those for children.
Eric Lefkofsky and Liz, are making the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) accessible to young people. This is after the museum officials suggested a raise in the admission fee for adults and seniors. Tempus CEO made a grant to the museum providing free entry fee to youths for the subsequent five years.
Lefkofsky is a Trustee in Steppenwolf Theatre Company. They give to local Chicago education outfits. They also sponsor Academy for Urban School Leadership that serves more than 17,000 students. The couple also funds Young Women’s Leadership Charter School. The family also supports human rights watch and the Anti-Defamation League.
There are numerous beneficiaries from the benevolent Lefkosky Family Foundation. The beneficiaries include Planned Parenthood of Illinois, the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Centre, a couple of Jewish advocacy groups, a Chicago community for people with developmental disabilities, and an organization that aids homeless Chicagoans.