Eric Lefkofsky aims to enhance the quality of life for human beings through the Lefkofsky Family Foundation that he cofounded with his wife Liz. Eric Lefkofsky, a graduate of the University of Michigan, found success in the business world through hard work and dedication and recognizes the need to utilize the benefits of his success to help others. He co-founded Tempus, which is a technology company that focuses on assisting doctors in personalizing treatment for cancer through the use of analytics and data. In addition to Tempus technology making data more readily available to doctors and patients, it also makes data available to researchers who are conducting lifesaving research on a daily basis. The overarching goal of Tempus is to enhance the quality of life of cancer patients. This mirrors the stated goal of the Lefkofsky Family Foundation, which is to enhance the quality of life for all humans.
The Lefkofsky Family Foundation started its mission in 2006, striving to enhance the quality of human life through four specific missions. The first mission is to ensure that children have access to quality education, with a special emphasis on assisting middle school aged children. The second mission is to help girls in vulnerable communities by ensuring that their inherent human rights are protected. The third mission is to assist innovative medical research to help those afflicted with terrible diseases such as cancer. Finally, the fourth mission of the Lefkofsky Family Foundation is to assist cultural initiatives, which helps foster a sense of community among those from different cultures. All four of these missions help propel the quality of life of all humans, whether they are directly or indirectly benefitted from the foundation. Eric Lefkofsky and his family has suffered loss in the past and they have decided to use their time and resources to help prevent further suffering and improve the quality of life for all humans.