The Billionaire Taking On Cancer
Big data is coming up with solutions for just about everything. Marketing firms are using it to find better ways of reaching customers and doctors are using big data to find better treatments for their patients. Lefkofsky takes the idea behind the latter as inspiration for his latest startup Tempus. Using information about the genetic profile of a patient, Tempus finds the perfect treatment for each individual. Personalized medicine is still in its infancy, but the solutions Tempus finds are already helping cancer patients battle the disease.
Building A Foundation Of Hope
Philanthropy is something near to the heart of Eric Lefkofsky. To help others in need he has founded the Lefkofsky Family Foundation. Working with his wife Liz Lefkofsky he finds ways to help various charities in need of some financial assistance. There hundreds of organizations devoted to scientific, medical, and social causes that received help from the Lefkofsky Family Foundation, but needy children are the primary focus. Lefkofsky strongly believes in helping those who cannot help themselves. It is important for those with means, such as Eric Lefkofsky, to give back.
In addition to the work he has done with his foundation, Lefkofsky contributes to the improvement of his city Chicago, Illinois. Beyond financial contributions he participates in civic engagement by serving on the board of directors for various philanthropic organizations within Chicago. Among these organizations Lefkofsky directs you will find the Art Institute Of Chicago, the Museum Of Science And Technology, and the Technology Council. The business world he works in exists in a symbiotic state with the culture and technology of Chicago. Without this basic support foundation, he would not have the ability to prosper as much as he has.
Taking The Pledge
Eric Lefkofsky has a billion dollar fortune to his name and one of the most respected names in business. That level of power naturally demands an equally high level of responsibility. This is why Lefkofsky has signed the Giving Pledge. Created by Bill Gates and Warren Buffet, the Giving Pledge is a promise made by some of the world’s most prominent business leaders to better the world around them. These men sign the pledge to show their devotion to those with less means. Thanks to the Giving Pledge, important nonprofit organizations are able to advance progress in medicine, science, and humanitarian aid.