Many people are aware of Eric Lefkofsky as the Co-founder of Tempus yet remain unaware of the extent of his philanthropy. The Lefkofsky Family Foundation was created to advance research, initiatives and high impact programs to enhance human life. His career began at the University of Michigan when he sold carpeting. Once he graduated law school he purchased Brandon Apparel with a business partner. He began purchasing and selling companies yet remained involved in philanthropy. The American Brain Tumor Association was founded by his mother and his wife is involved with the Lefkofsky Family Foundation.
A lot of the educational programs supported by Eric Lefkofsky are in the Chicago area. This includes scholarship programs, programs for disadvantaged youths and charter schools. He develops tools to assist administrators teachers through groups such as New Leaders and Educators for Excellence. Mentors are able to serve urban schools by teaching finances due to Moneythink. Eric Lefkofsky donated to the University of Michigan and is an alumnus. He has also gifted the Chicago universities of DePaul and Northwesters.
One of Eric Lefkofsky’s biggest philanthropic endeavors is cancer. He has helped fund the Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Damon Runyon and ABTA. Medical centers all over Chicago have received his support for the children. He supports research for treating leukemia, lung cancer and thyroid cancer. He has donated to organizations focused on cystic fibrosis, cardiovascular disease, celiac disease, Alzheimer’s, Crohn’s disease, brain tumors, Lupus and food allergies.
In 2015, Eric Lefkofsky made a donation to the MD Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas for $785,000. He is passionate about finding cures for diseases and has made his focus medical discoveries. He understands the healthcare system is impoverished and wants to help patients fighting diseases. His philanthropy has made a significant difference for many lives.
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