Eric Lefkofsky, A Technology And Philanthropic Mentor

Eric Lefkofsky JD, a University of Michigan alumnus, is a shining example of success in the tech industry. Mr. Lefkofsky is a co-founder and CEO of Tempus, a technology company that has built an operating system to aid in the fight against cancer. Tempus is using this platform to create the most extensive library of oncologic molecular and clinical data helping physicians to deliver up to date state of the art care. The company also offers individualized genomic sequencing services with molecular and therapeutic data to assist physicians in making real-time evidence-based decisions.

He has taught Applied Technology at DePaul University and a course in disruptive business models at the Kellogg School Of Management at Northwestern University. Easton Studio Press published Mr. Lefkofsky’s book Accelerated Disruption addressing how technology affects business at large. He has been an adjunct professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business teaching course on entrepreneurship and building technology-based businesses.

Mr. Lefkofsky feels that his success comes with a desire and obligation to give back to his community and society at large. He serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum of Sciences and Industry, World Business Chicago, and he serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre. In 2008 Eric was asked to join the committee to bring the 2016 Olympics to Chicago.

In 2006 Eric and his wife Liz established the Lefkofsky Family Foundation, a private charitable foundation established to nourish and advance philanthropic initiatives and projects which help to enhance the lives of the local population. The foundation states that its mission is to support.

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