The Lefkofsky Family Foundation is a humanitarian and research oriented organization began be Eric Lefkofsky and his wife. The primary aim of setting up the foundation is to steer forward research on annihilating illnesses such as brain tumors and cancer. They set up serial fund raising events to inject the cash into research projects, technology and medicine needed by patients.
Eric Lefkofsky serves as the chief executive officer of Tempus, a firm that uses technology to fight cancer. He has multiple investments and involvements in research companies and is also a co-founder of Lightbank. Eric’s successful career has earned him several positions with various firms such as Trustee of Lurie Children and the Art Institute of Chicago where he sits on the board. He heads Board of Trustee Chicago as chairman. Eric’s most mundane role is working as a professor as the University of Chicago. His extensive knowledge afforded him a publication for his book Accelerated Disruption, that explains the process of innovation. He is an alumnus of the University of Michigan, where he received a JD from the University of Michigan Law School.
Eric values creating charity events to support his and his organization’s most important courses. Through the Lefkofsky Foundation, Human Rights Watch received $100,000 to advance their mission. The Anti Defamation League also received a generous amount according to the official website report. Other organizations that have benefited from the Lefkofsky’s are Planned Parenthood and Holocaust Museum and Education.
Eric is a huge fan of art and has an active role in supporting the Steppenwolf Theatre Company. He organized a $7 million donations to the organization with his foundation’s support. The Chicago Museum received $2.5 million while the Art Institute of Chicago benefited with $1.5 million. Eric’s interest in art is not centered on the major players in the field, as he also offers amounts to smaller practices within Chicago. One of his smaller sized donations was given to the Aspen Art Museum. Eric is also a supporter of dance, theatre, radio stations, the Chicago Botanic Garden and ballet institutions.