Success cannot be measured by what one has achieved financially, but success is measured by what one does for others. It is equally important to leave a positive legacy after one has passed on because one is mostly remembered for the good and positive deeds they have been doing in the world.
Eric Lefkofsky is one of the few in the world who have purposed to leave a positive legacy in the world. Mr. Eric is a businessman and a philanthropist from United States of America. Eric was born in September 2nd, 1969. In 1987 he graduated from high school and went to further his studies at the University of Michigan where he graduated in 1991. In 1993 Erick continued his studies in the same University School of law where he pursued his Juris Doctor.
Eric Lefkofsky is the co-founder of Tempus, an organization that has a primary mandate of battling with cancer. Having an entrepreneur spirit he has also co-founded Lightbank which is a scheme funding investment that deals with disorderly technology. Eric is a go-getter and has a vast knowledge in the entrepreneurial world and also portrays the best leadership skills something has seen him cofounding many other organizations including Groupon, where he is also the Chairman, Uptake Technologies, which is a leader in the predictive analytics platform in the world, as well as Mediaocean among many other organizations.
Eric is a philanthropist and loves to contribute to the society. In 2006 together with his wife Liz, they established a foundation known as the Lefkofsky Family Foundation. The organization was started with a major aim of supporting the education, scientific organizations as well as other causes around the world. The organization’s goal is to advance high influential programs, creativity as well as researches that help in the improvement of human life in the society.
The grant making of the foundation is carried out quarterly, and the management team focuses on grants, including medical research, education, art and culture as well as human rights. The organization mostly assists people who live around Chicago. Eric is a leader and he has been appointed to chair several organizations, including the Children Memorial Hospital where he is a Director, the Institute of Chicago as the Board of Director among others.
Eric has been dedicated and committed to ensure that he achieves his long term goals both personal as well as profession through his hard work and charitable activities.