The Lefkofsky Family Foundation (LFF) was created by Liz and Eric Lefkofsky in 2006 as a private charity foundation that helps to support a wide range of initiatives and organizations. The specific purpose of the foundation is to enhance the quality of human life through donations of time and money. For over a decade, now, it has helped countless organizations, and it has been Eric’s desire, along with his wife’s, to focus in on the areas that interest them the most. These areas include the arts and culture, medical advances, educational initiatives and organizations, and basic human rights.
Eric Lefkofksy looks at education and culture and the arts as something that every child should have access to. In 2017, the LFF supported the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago so that it could offer free admission to youth aged 18 years and younger. Just a couple years before Eric and his wife Liz, through their foundation, helped to support high-impact, early team science with a $1.2 million gift that funded six scholars who were working on innovative cures and treatments for a spread of different diseases.
Eric Lefkofsky also loves to help out in the community that he lives in, which is the Chicago area. To do this the LFF has supported different organizations and initiatives in the Chicago area, which include Young Chicago Authors, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, University of Chicago Medicine, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Ideas, the Chicago Botanic Garden, and more. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Chicago who loves to inspire and educate young minds.
Eric Lefkofsky is the co-founder of Tempus and an entrepreneur who has had countless business successes in his lifetime. Tempus, itself, is a technology company that has created an operating system that gives physicians the information they need to combat cancer. The system grants those who care for cancer patients the ability to make real-time decisions based upon large amounts of data. This will surely change the way that cancer is treated.
Aside from Tempus and his Philanthropy, Eric Lefkofksy invests in businesses that look to disrupt their industry. His book, “Accelerated Disruption,” covers how startups can revolutionize their own fields and break into any industry. It is Eric’s lifelong goal to make the things he dreams about a reality.