Eric Lefkofsky: An Entrepreneur King Still Dedicated to the Community

Eric Lefkofsky is a popular and well known business entrepreneurwho grew up in the city of Southfield, Michigan. All throughout his studies at the University of Michigan and University of Michigan Law School (for law, obviously), Lefkofsky invested and poured into many different business opportunities, including Brandon Apparel in Wisconsin and starting an internet company named Starbelly with a friend of his. Eventually, the buying and selling of these businesses and companies led to the start of Groupon, which according to Forbes, was the fastest developing firm in business entrepreneur history. See

But just because Eric Lefkofsky was a business kind of man living a very busy life does not mean he sat around living and thriving off of his riches. Eric and his wife Liz are continually and constantly invested in the community life in many different aspects. When it comes to education, the Lefkofsky’s give money to support younger, disadvantaged children and youth in charter schools and after school programs in the Greater Chicago area. They also give lots of money to Moneythink, which is a program designed to have mentors placed in urban schools to teach finances.

When it comes to the health side of things, Eric Lefkofsky has definitely invested lots of his earnings into hospitals and health centers that are not just limited to the Chicago area. He has supported different researchers for Crohn’s disease, brain tumors, celiac disease, thyroid cancer, lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, leukemia, and so much more. Eric and his wife have donated almost half a million dollars to John’s Hopkins and over a hundred grand for lung cancer programs. While he has donated lots more to other medical programs and research facilities, it is not just medicine that Lefkofsky gives to.

Lefkofsky has also given time, effort, and money to programs and organizations that deal with human rights. He has given to Planned Parenthood of Illinois, The Holocaust Museum and Education Center of Illinois, and also several Chicago homeless programs. While these donations are not as large as the education or medical donations, it is still something dear to the well known businessman and his wife’s hearts, and is shown through more than just dollar amounts. More Articles to Read:


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