It seems like some people are practically destined to get involved with philanthropy. In reality, there are a few things that have to happen before anyone can get too heavily involved with this type of activity. First and foremost, they have to have to desire to help others in a way that hasn’t already been accomplished on a fairly wide scale. Second, they have to be successful enough to have the time, the money, or both to give enough of themselves to help those who are in need. Last but certainly not least, they have to be smart enough to know how to implement some type of program that is going to be effective. It is important to note here that the program can’t just be effective on paper. It has to work in the real world or there is really no point in doing it at all. Fortunately, Eric Lefkofsky knows exactly how to accomplish all of these things. Furthermore, he has proven that he is very successful in doing so.
As part of his philanthropic efforts, he created a foundation which provides educational courses related to science and other forms of technology. His foundation helps other organizations that fit into these types of categories. His main focus is on providing funds to such organizations so that they can then afford to help more children. He does this because he believes that by empowering children with this type of knowledge, they have a better than average chance of being successful and making a good life for themselves when they grow up. After all, he has used this same type of information to create a successful life for himself, so it only stands to reason that he would want to do the same thing for other individuals.
Of course, his philanthropic efforts do not stop there. While he uses his financial success to contribute to a wide array of different organizations through the foundation, he also gives of his own time. He accomplishes this by teaching at the university level, specifically teaching other students how to create a successful business for themselves. It might seem surprising that someone that leads such a busy lifestyle, especially when they have found the level of success that he enjoys, would actually work to teach others how to do the same thing. With that being said, he has long believed in giving of himself in every way possible in order to help other individuals have those same opportunities for success that he has enjoyed.