Born and raised in and around the Detroit, MI area Eric Lefkofsky, developed a sense of charity early on. This desire to help his fellow man lead to the creation of Groupn. A well known enterprise that helps customers save money on shopping, restaurants and family activities.With this desire firmly planted, he continued to look for ways to better his community. This lead to the Lefkofsky Family Foundation in 2006. This foundation has dedicated itself to the education of children and the seeking of equality in human right for women and girls around the world.Among the foundations other initiatives is the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation.
The resources here are uses to allow talented researchers to pursue new and innovative cancer treatments. The knowledge gained here is used to assist treatment centers across the United States and researchers assist all over the world.Eric Lofkkofsky’s charitable ideals did not end there. He seems to take every opportunity to give to the medical community. His philanthropy has given way to donations to the Robert H. Laurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University.
Also through the Lefkofsky Family Foundation, there have been donations to Stanford University to benefit research to immunotherapy treatment for gastric cancer. In the world of philanthropy Eric Lefkofsky seems to rise above the rest. Through these efforts children around the world are also benefiting. In 2015 Medical Missions for Children were gearing up for a surgical missing to Antique, Guatemala; and they counted him as a sponsor. This is a life that not only is well lived but full of the generosity that befits humanity. He lives to the fullest that he is his brothers keeper and he honors that pledge through his good work and humanitarian spirit.