Eric Lefkofsky has achieved many things in life. In 1991, he graduated from the University of Michigan. In 1993, he received his Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School. He is now the co-founder and CEO of Tempus. Tempus is a technology company whose goal is to create an extensive medical data library that can be easily accessible by doctors, researchers, and patients.
There is no doubt that Lefkofsky is a successful entrepreneur and he understands the importance of giving back. Lefkofsky is one of the top donors in the Chicago area where he lives. Lekofsky supports educational initiatives and cultural events that are specific to the Chicago area. However, it does not stop there.
Lefkofsky, with his wife Liz, established the Lefkofsky Family Foundation in 2006. The foundation allows Lefkofksy to further aid in the areas that need help. Through the Foundation, Lefkosky helps local charter schools by providing funding for after school programs and scholarships. One program that the Foundation sponsors is called Moneythink, which provides mentors to teach financial education in schools. To watch a video click here.
The health sector is another area that Lefkofsky makes major contributions. He has made many donations to organizations who do research in the areas of brain tumors, allergies, cardiovascular disease, and more. He focuses on treatments and cures for childhood diseases.
Human rights is another area that is on Lefkofsky’s radar. Human Rights Watch is one organization that benefits from donations from the Lefofsky Family Foundation. Also, they support Planned Parenthood of Illinois, the Illinois Holocaust, and more. Giving back to his community and supporting organizations throughout the country is important to Lefkofsky.