Lefkofsky foundation is a benevolent family foundation that was launched by Eric Lefkofsky and his wife in 2006. The primary goal of this association is to increase the impact of programs, research, and initiatives that improve the quality of human life in the society. To achieve this goal, Lefkofsky foundation endeavors to expand social efforts makes sure that people access quality education, encourages innovative medical research and improves the fundamental human rights.
In the education sector, the foundation has supported many schools. For instance, in 2012 Lefkofsky foundation assisted the Citizen Schools to open a branch in Chicago. By so doing, the organization helped Citizen Schools to expand the learning period for children that come from humble backgrounds. Each two to three hours created, the teachers work with the children to enhance achievements, search for opportunities in their society and makes learning enjoyable.
In the sector of fundamental human rights, Lefkofsky foundation offers financial support to the Americans for Responsible Solutions organization. The purpose of this consortium is to encourage the elected leaders to look for the solutions that can inhibit gun violence and ensure responsible and accountable ownership of the gun. More to that, the foundation has also supported the Homestretch, The Jewish United Fund, and Human Right Watch among others.
In the area of Medical, the foundation has supported America Brain Tumor Association, Damon Runyon, Duke Medicine and many other medical bodies. Liz Lefkofsky founded the American Brain Tumor Association in 1973. Its goal is to provide extensive resources that solve the needs of patients with brain tumor and also providing financial support to brain tumor research.
Eric Lefkofsky is one of the founders and the chief executive officer of Tempus. Tempus is a technology industry that has developed an operating system to fight cancer. Tempus has been working closely with Lefkofsky foundation to modernize the treatment of cancer. He also a co-founder of the Light bank, a bank that invests in disruptive technology. Besides that, Eric is also the chairman and the founder of Uptake Technologies. Recently, Eric, donated millions of dollars to support cancer research.