Eric Lefkofsky – Striving for a Better World

A native of Southfield, Michigan, Tempus co-founder and CEO Eric Lefkofsky is an honors graduate from the University of Michigan and also received a law degree from the University of Michigan Law School. Eric has had a successful career as an entrepreneur and has been involved with several companies, including InnerWorkings, Echo Global Logistics, MediaBank, and, which later became Last year Mr. Lefkofsky co-founded and became the CEO of Tempus. This company is dedicated to personalized cancer care for patients, by assisting physicians in getting the molecular and clinical data they need to offer effective treatments. Tempus has also collaborated with the University of Virginia Cancer Center to develop better care for those afflicted with lymphosyte leukemia and more information click here.

Eric and his wife Liz are committed to giving back to the community and they founded the Lefkofsky Family Foundation in order to support causes they believe in. The goal of the Foundation is to “advance high-impact programs, initiatives, and research that enhances the quality of human life in the communities we serve”. Grants from the Foundation have benefited the arts, medical research, education, and human rights. Eric and Liz have given their monetary support to Chicago schools to help disadvantaged youth and after-school programs. They also support organizations like Moneythink and the New Leaders and Educators for Excellence. Eric has also donated to the University of Michigan, DePaul University, and Northwestern University. With their interest in health, Eric and Liz have also given to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago. In April, Eric gave a grant to the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, which will enable young people 18 and under to gain access to the museum – admission free. The program started on June 1, and is slated to run for the next five years and learn more about Eric.

In addition to his business and philanthropy work, Eric Lefkofsky works as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Chicago. He has also taught business courses at DePaul University and Northwestern University and Eric’s lacrosse camp.

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