He’s Founded Company That Might Cure Cancer
Tempus is the latest startup by the entrepreneur that gave the world the likes of Groupon and Lightbank. Through the use of personalized cancer treatment Tempus is changing the way we treat cancer. Everyone has a unique DNA sequence and the genes encoded won’t always respond to medicine the exact same way in each person. Using the DNA unique to each specific cancer patient, Tempus offers every patient a treatment plan meant just for them. Big data has worked wonders in so things, like marketing and research, it isn’t too extreme to think Tempus will cure cancer.
His Foundation Is Giving To Children In Need
The Lefkofsky Family Foundation is the center of the charitable work of Eric Lefkofsky. Running it with his wife Liz Lefkofsky, he helps contributes to the betterment of children in need around the world. Typically this will occur in the form of contributions to organizations focusing on the academic futures of underserved children. As a graduate of the University Of Michigan he understands the importance of receiving the best education you can.
He Joined The Giving Pledge
As a man of enormous wealth Lefkofsky does his part to support philanthropic causes financially. Like many others of with fortunes of his size he has joined the Giving Pledge. Founded in 2010 by Bill Gates and Warren Buffet, the campaign revolves around encourages the wealthy and powerful to use their position for the betterment of the world. In the 6 years the organization has existed it has already generated more than $700 billion dollars in revenue. Although Lefkofsky didn’t create this campaign, he has done all he can to promote this organization through his efforts in his own organization.
He’s Giving Back To His Community
Eric Lefkofsky currently resides in the city of Chicago. While he has plenty of efforts to help those far from him, he has not forgotten his neighbors in the process. Lefkofsky is an important figure in Chicago and participates in projects aimed at promoting the arts and culture in the city. He is on the board of directors of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Science and Technology. In 2008 alone Lefkofsky led the push to have the Summer Olympics hosted in Chicago. Although his efforts were not successful, this campaign stands as an example of his contributions to his city.