Eric Lefkofsky : Windy City Philanthropist

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Eric Lefkofsky’s caring approach to the war on cancer focuses on data. Tempus, a data analysis company, cooperates with various cancer centers to provide physicians with a more precise strategy for treating cancer patients. He and his staff have helped advance cancer research and treatment. Applying data collection and analysis of cancer treatment has made them pioneers of the industry. This systematic approach was developed with the goal of placing the needs of the patients and their loved ones above monetary gain.

His caring nature extends beyond the medical industry. Eric is a trustee of various organizations and companies. Many of which are in Chicago. He is a board member of World Business Chicago, and a trustee of the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, the Museum of Science and Industry, and the Art Institute of Chicago. He also is the Board of Trustees’ Chairman of Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company.Eric Lefkofsky has donated $1 million to the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. His foundation, the Lefkofsky Family Foundation offers grants for medical research, education, and human rights. He also donates to various programs that enrich the community. He has given support to over 50 companies, many of them are based in Chicago.

The Museum of Contemporary Art is free for everyone 18 and under due to his foundation and Millenium Park is a free venue as well.Eric has made major contributions to the schools of the Chicago Area such as scholarship programs, after-school initiatives and charter schools. However, what is equally impressive is that he runs a program that offers financial mentors for the urban youth of Chicago. His initiatives that develop the skills of teachers and principals. He has done a lot for the city of Chicago and his actions have positively impacted thousands, if not millions of people.