The Lefkofsky foundation was created by Liz and Eric Lefkofsky in 2006. The
private organization is dedicated to providing those less fortunate. They feel like they have an obligation to make these communities better, so they started their own foundation. They realize that not everyone can have high-impact programs at their disposal. They care about serving education because not every school has the proper funding. They are human rights activists because in other parts of the world, not everyone has respect for humans. They make sure that other medicine projects can be funded, so that there can be solutions for aliments.
They fund culture initiatives, to highlight the importance of a groups history. Eric is the CEO and Co-founder of Tempus. This companies goal is combat and supporting research that stops cancer. He is also the Co-founder and director of lightbank. This company is dedicated to developing technology used in the medical field. Lastly, he is the Co-founder and Chairman of Groupon. This company is dedicated to competing in the marketplace within E-commerce. His wife, Liz, has been doing philanthropy from a young age. She was involved with her mother to support the Brain Tumor foundation.
Entering her adult years, she studied at the University of Chicago Urban Education Institute and the Academy for Urban School Leadership. After her education she would later launch “the success project” with her husband Eric. Even before that, she was working at book fairs to preserve that history.
The Lefkofsky couple once read a quote from Arthur Ashe and they realized, that with their resources, they could make the world a better place. Medicine is important to them because there are harmful aliments that haven’t had cures. They are advocates for human rights because their values tell them that everyone deserves a fair shot at life. With Education, not every school has the resources to have a great classroom environment.