Giving back to the society is a humane thing to do for any entrepreneur. It is prudent to develop the society in which your business operates. Eric Lefkofsky, an entrepreneur in the healthcare sector, has not been left out in helping his community and the healthcare community. After critically observing the current state of the measures and procedures undertaken in cancer treatment, he felt that the sector needs a lot of improvements. In turn, he took matters into his own hands and is developing advanced ways of managing cancer. Moreover, his passion for aiding people did not halt here, and he Eric went ahead to establish the Lefkofsky Family Foundation.
The Lefkofsky Family Foundation is a privatized charitable organization. It was established back in 2006 by Eric Lefkofsky and his wife, Liz Lefkofsky. They aimed at improving high-impact approaches that work to enhance people’s lives in their community. As a result, they offer their contributions towards cancer research cause through the Foundation.
The reputable organization donated $1 million to the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center last November and they had also given $500,000 in October the same year in support of immunotherapy at Stanford University. In the same month, the Lefkofsky Foundation donated $1.2 million to the University of Michigan for cancer research and an additional $250.000 towards breast cancer research to Weill Cornell Medicine in New York.
In addition, Eric Lefkofsky is one of the trustees of Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Also, he is a committed member of The Giving Pledge through which he has promised to donate over half of his family’s wealth in his lifetime.
Eric Lefkofsky is a graduate of the Michigan University. He is a Co-founder and also the CEO of Tempus, a health technology firm that fights cancer through developing advanced treatment methods. In his entrepreneurship journey, he has also founded the Lightbank, a firm that invests in disruptive technologies. He also a Co-founder and serves as a Chairman of Groupon, Echo Global Logistics, MediaOcean, InnerWorking, and Uptake Technologies.
Eric Lefkofsky partners with other stakeholders in the health sector to source data from cancer patients, and he utilizes the data in his firm to come up with personalized cancer treatment options. Eric’s aim is not only to manage the adverse effects of this killer disease but also develop a breakthrough technology that will stop its spread once and for all.