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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Liz and Eric Lefkofsky

Glencoe, Illinois

Source of wealth:
Technology investor; philanthropy

Collecting area:
Contemporary art

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Fun fact:

In what is reportedly the biggest real-estate purchase in the Chicago area ever, the couple paid $19.5 million in cash for a 15,800-square-foot mansion in Glencoe.