Eric Lefkofsky Supports Chicago’s Charitable Foundations

Charitable giving is good for the community and business. Apart from being the major objective of philanthropic efforts, there are positive effects. As illustrated by Eric Lefkofsky, giving back to the community is a way of showing support to the entire human race given that we are all connected in one way or the other. As such, he has been showing his support towards Chicago-based charitable foundations.

Background Information

Eric Lefkofsky was brought up by Jewish parents, in Southfield Michigan. His father was a structural engineer while his mother was a school teacher. As a youth, he went to Tamarack Camps where he was a staff member as well. He would later join Southfield-Lathrup High School and then the University of Michigan for his undergraduate honors. It was after graduating from the University of Michigan Law School that he received a Juris Doctor and ventured into his career.

Career Ventures and Professional Qualification

After law school, Lefkofsky joined Brad Keywell in borrowing money from family. They would later buy Brandon Apparel from Madison Wisconsin. In 1999, the dup launched an internet company called Starbelly. The firm specialized in the development of promotional products. Perhaps Lefkofsky developed passion for business from that moment onwards. Since then, he has been working hard to establish a career as a philanthropist as well. As such, he co-founded Tempus.


It is factual that technology is revolutionizing many sectors in the world. None of these sectors need technology more than the health sector. When Lefkofsky realized that the health care sector needs advanced technology to eradicate some life-threatening diseases like cancer, he co-founded Tempus. This is a tech-based organization that caters for patients with cancer.

How Tempus Operates

Tempus has an operating system that enables physicians to analyse huge data while making real-time decisions with the intention of coming up with effective treatment and therapy for patients. The company connects physicians with updated treatment options as well as relevant insights that have been derived from peer-reviewed clinical evidence from millions of patients.


Apart from co-founding Tempus, Lefkofsky started an organization called the Lefkofsky Family Foundation. This foundation advances high impact activities that support charity initiatives. Some of the organizations Lefkofsky has supported through this company include Trustee of Lurie Children’s Hospital situated in Chicago, and The Museum of Science and Industry.