Eric Lefkofsky is an entrepreneur and philanthropist who lives and works in the Chicago, Illinois area. His current company is Tempus which he co-founded and is the Chief Executive Officer of. This company is creating the biggest library of clinical and molecular data in the world which is being used to help oncologists treat patients far more effectively than they have been able to do in the past. The genomic services they provide help doctors make individualized care decisions based on what treatment would be more effective for a patient based on their DNA.
In 2006, he and his wife created the Lefkofsky Family Foundation. This is a charitable trust which provides money to nonprofits throughout the world. The types of causes they donate to are education, human rights, arts & culture, and medical. Eric Lefkofsky says that he and his wife want to improve the quality of human life no matter where people live in the world.
They have provided money to over 50 nonprofits. Some of the top educational nonprofits that Eric Lefkofsky and his wife have donated money to are Teach for America, After School Matters, and the Academy for Urban School Leadership. Among the human rights organizations they support are Urban Warriors, the American Civil Liberties Union, Everytown for Gun Safety, and Medical Missions for Children.
Organizations created to discover cures for diseases and provide treatment to children are also very important to this couple. They have supported among other organizations the Duke Medicine, Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, Weill Cornell Medicine, and Northwestern University. For arts & culture they have financially supported the Aspen Institute, the Anderson Ranch Arts Center, and Chicago Ideas among others. They have also signed The Giving Pledge which means they plan on donating the vast amount of their wealth to charity over time.
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