CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - February 09, 2016) - Eric Lefkofsky, Chairman and Co-founder of Groupon and Managing Director of Lightbank, and his wife Liz have provided funding, through the Lefkofsky Family Foundation, to the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights. The aim of Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights is to help raise awareness of social integrity, advancing corporate responsibility, and enhancing partnerships with human rights leaders.
The Lefkofsky Family Foundation encourages the development of basic human rights that impact the lives of Americans today and for generations to come. The foundation also supports various education and medical research and funds the expansion of arts and culture. "We firmly believe the health and treatment of women and children should continue to be areas of focus," explains Eric Lefkofsky. "We support projects from The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights that have the potential to help improve quality of life on a larger scale."
The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights is a team of lawyers, advocates, entrepreneurs and writers who aim to stand with those who fight against oppression, a goal that was originally shared by Robert F. Kennedy. Many of the organization's issues help to improve the rights of women and the LGBT community, increase political participation, and enhance sustainable investing. Each year, it builds lasting relationships with recipients of the annual Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award. The primary target of this award is to extend its reach to legislators, diplomats, international institutions and corporations.
About Lefkofsky Family Foundation
The Lefkofsky Family Foundation is a private charitable foundation that was established in 2006 by Liz and Eric Lefkofsky. The purpose of the Lefkofsky Family Foundation is to advance high-impact programs, initiatives and research that enhance the quality of human life in the communities we serve. To achieve this mission, the Foundation strives to: ensure access to quality education; improve fundamental human rights; propel innovative medical research; and expand cultural initiatives. For more information on the Lefkofsky Family Foundation, visit: http://lefkofskyfoundation.com
About Eric Lefkofsky
Eric Lefkofsky is Chairman and Co-founder of Groupon and Managing Director of Lightbank. He is also the Co-founder of InnerWorkings, Echo Global Logistics, Mediaocean, and Uptake. Eric Lefkofsky is a Trustee of Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago, Steppenwolf Theater, The Museum of Science and Industry and World Business Chicago. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Chicago. Eric Lefkofsky graduated from the University of Michigan and received his Juris Doctor at University of Michigan Law School. For more information on Eric Lefkofsky, visit: http://www.lefkofsky.com
Lefkofsky Family Foundation: http://lefkofskyfoundation.com
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