Lefkofsky is an entrepreneur and philanthropist. He has shown his willingness to help those in need and uplift their lives for better. For this reason, Lefkofsky and his wife Liz started Lefkofsky Family Foundation back in the year 2006 to help them execute their philanthropic activities properly.
The foundation was formed with a clear mission of supporting charities, scientific researchers, educational organizations and other causes around the globe that aim to improve the lives of human beings.
Lefkofsky Family Foundation has one purpose, and it is to help advance any programs that would cause high impacts and show necessary support to initiatives and research that are aimed at making life better.
The foundation holds grand evaluation quarterly. Its donations are most geared towards support to education, human rights, arts, culture, as well as medical research. Recent financial reports show that Lefkofsky Family Foundation hometown, Chicago, has benefitted greatly with the huge amount of donations channeled towards arts and culture.
Still, in Chicago, Lefkofsky’s foundation is supporting children by giving them access to charter schools, running after-school initiatives for the unlucky youths as well as scholarship programs.
In the health sector, Lefkofsky’s foundation donated over $100,000 towards supporting research geared towards finding the cure for cancer and leukemia. The foundation also donated $400000 to John Hopkins, almost $200,000 to children’s’ health centers in Chicago.
Besides, Lefkofsky’s foundation has donated up to $7 million to show their support on arts and culture all over Chicago. A Large percentage of this amount was given to Steppenwolf Theatre Company among other organizations.
The foundation hasn’t been left behind in the tech industry. Recently, they partnered with Google and Motorola Mobility Foundation in the creation of 1871 FEMtech, an initiative that took over half a million dollars. The program is aimed at encouraging female entrepreneurs to venture into tech market.
About Eric Lefkofsky
Lefkofsky is the co-founder and CEO of Tempus; a tech company tasked with building operating systems and technologies used to fight cancer. He is also the co-founder of Lightbank which a venture fund investment company targeting new technologies, co-founder, and chairman of Groupon which the leading e-commerce marketplace.
Eric Lefkofsky is a leader with a proven track record. His hard work paid off, and he is among the top people helping others to derive meaning from the puzzle of life. Lefkofsky is the role model to many who wish to succeed in business and life as well.