The Chicago native and serial entrepreneur, Eric Leftkofsky is the co-founder of Tempus a health information technology and cancer research company. It was recently announced, the healthcare data-crunching firm has now attained “Unicorn” status now worth over $ 1 billion. The University of Michigan alum is also co-founder of Lightbank, which is venture capitalist firm geared towards investing in technology startups. Eric has is also co-founder of UpTake Technologies, Echo Global Logistics, and InnerWorking.In 2006, Eric Lefkofsky along with his wife Liz founded the Lefkofsky Family Foundation (LFF), not for profit organization.
The foundation seeks to improve the livelihood of individuals in underserved communities, by providing educational opportunities, and human rights. The Lefkofsky Foundation is responsible for High School Bound, which is a free resource available for families to assist in the selection of a high school with the Chicago Public Schools system. Lefkofsky Foundation has also implemented Success Bound, a resource the leverages the relationship established with the Chicago Public Schools, the Urban Education Institute, and The Academy for Urban School Leadership.
Success Bound harnesses the resources and tools of these organization in an effort to support students in the transition to high school and in life.LFF is also responsible for After School Matters, which is an organization that serves as a resource for Chicago Public School students, that provides various educational and enrichment opportunities to students.Susan Kramer, Eric Lefkofsky’s mother in law in 1973 founded the American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA). The ABTA is the only national non-profit organization that provides support and resources for brain tumor patients.