Since it’s founding in 2006, the Lefkofsky Foundation has had a significant impact in supporting the lives of others. The foundation was founded by Eric and Liz Lefkofsky and their focus is to have the largest impact they can in areas they believe to be most important to society – education, human rights, medical research, and cultural initiatives. Using their time and money, the Lefkofsky Foundation makes their impact by supporting other organizations and individuals.
Education is important to the Lefkofsky Foundation because Eric and Liz Lefkofsky believe that it is a basic human right and that all children should have the opportunity to receive teaching. In addition to education, the foundation is also focused on protecting all-around human rights. With a focus on cancer, the Lefkofsky Foundation is also committed to innovative technology in regards to medical support for improving the quality of life. Having a strong cultural foundation that is full of energy and exuberance is important to the Lefkofsky Foundation, and they support the arts with passion.
About Eric Lefkofsky
Eric Lefkofsky is the co-founder of the Lefkofsky Foundation and is passionate about enhancing the lives in the community he serves. He is also the co-founder and CEO of Tempus, a technology company that uses its resources to fight cancer. With Liz, Eric’s wife, having cancer in the past as well as Liz’s mother, cancer is a battle that is personal. After graduating from the University of Michigan, Eric then received his Juris Doctor at the University of Michigan Law School and began his work to change lives and impact communities.
Eric is also the co-founder of a venture fund, Lightbank, that focuses on investing in disruptive technologies. In addition Eric has co-founded many more companies: Groupon, a global eccomerce marketplace, Uptake Technologies, an analytics platform for big industries; Mediaocean, a source for integrated media procurement technology; Echo Global Logistics, a logistics and transportation outsourcing firm; and InnerWorkings, a source for managed print and promotional solutions.
Eric and Liz Lefkofsky are clearly focused on creating advanced programs that have a large amount of impact on the organizations and individuals around them. The research they do and the initiatives they take all improve the quality of life so that communities can be built to their highest potential.