Eric Lefkofsky puts the ‘human’ in Humanitarianism.
By Shade Stone
Eric Lefkofsky is well known in the business world for the numerous startup enterprises he has fostered throughout his career. It is Lefkofsky’s philanthropic ventures, particularly in healthcare, that helps define his good works for the world as a whole. Though he has made his fortunes co-founding companies like Groupon, Lightbank, InnerWorkings, Mediaocean and Uptake to name a few. It is Lefkofsky’s newest project, Tempus, that moves him out of entrepreneurship and into a category of being socially conscience.
Tempus technological company co-founded in 2015 by Eric Lefkofsky, houses the world’s largest library of clinical and molecular data. Tempus works by cataloging past and present cancer treatments of patients. It provides physicians with many tools for treatment as it gathers more data to catalog with any current patients. In essence, Tempus specializes as an operating system that enables physicians to access and perform personalized cancer care for patients, through an interactive computer program based on an analytical learning platform.
It is Eric Lefkofsky’s work in healthcare which uncovers his true altruistic core, for his investment is not one of profit but one of a greater contribution to humanity. Fueled by his desire to cure his wife’s personal battle with breast cancer along with a drive to rid the world of this affliction, Tempus was created to understand cancer in new ways. Tempus offers many scientific breakthroughs that pose as a real game changer for future cancer treatments and for healthcare in general.
Eric Lefkofsky, along with his wife, also formed the Lefkofsky Family Foundation which focuses on children’s aid and development. This foundation is a charitable trust that supports scientific, educational and like-minded charitable organizations around the globe. The Lefkofsky foundation has aided in funding more than 50 organizations so far. Who says one person can not help change the world?