Eric Lefkofsky is an American entrepreneur who was born in Detroit, Michigan in September of 1969. He is most notably known for being the chairman and co-founder of the very popular website Groupon. He is also currently the co-founder and CEO of Tempus.
What Is Tempus?
Tempus is a new and innovative way to treat cancer patients. It uses a series of genetic codes and data to help offer the most personalized care for every individual. Tempus helps provide doctors and caregivers with real time information on how to deal with a variety of different issues.Tempus has built a state-of-the-art lab to bring the most scientific data and technology into clinical care. The lab is a highly robotic lab that currently studies over 50,000 patients a year. The office and lab are run out of Chicago, Illinois. It is one of the biggest business ventures that Lefkofsky has been involved in. It is one of the many ways he works to give back to others.
Eric Lefkofsky Philanthropic Endeavors
Aside from his great work at Tempus Eric Lefkofsky is also involved in a ton of other philanthropic endeavors. In 2013 Lefkofsky and his wife Elizabeth joined The Giving Pledge which is one of the biggest organizations in the world and is run by Bill Gates as well as Warren Buffett. The goal of the organization is to inspire the wealthiest people in the world to donate some of their worth to different philanthropic causes throughout their life and even after death.
Eric Lefkofsky and his wife also formed a charitable trust back in 2006 named Lefkofsky Foundation. The foundation works to support a variety of different charities including scientific charities and educational charities. Although the focus is mainly on children the trust works to help people all over the world. To date they have helped fund more than 50 different organizations.These are just a few of the many philanthropic endeavors that Eric Lefkofsky has been involved with over the years. Everyday he fights to make it a better place to live for women and men all over the world.