Known for pledging to give away half of their wealth, Eric and Liz Lefkofsky are Chicagoan philanthropists and collectors with an interest in contemporary art. The two, who own important works by such artists as Carrie Mae Weems and Christopher Wool, consider it their duty to give back to their home city. While Eric, the chairman of Groupon and cofounder of venture fund Lightbank, may be the more well-known of the two, Liz has had a respected career in Chicago’s not-for-profit sector. In 2006, the couple established the Lefkofsky Family Foundation, which focuses on education, human rights, medical research, and the arts.
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