The Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation is committed to embracing life’s challenges through gastrointestinal cancer research and education.
We are committed to breakthrough gastrointestinal (GI) cancer research. We aim to advance cancer medicine and increase survivorship by fighting cancers of the esophagus, liver, pancreas, kidneys, stomach, intestines, gallbladder, colon, and rectum.
Learn more about our efforts to fight GI cancers and our partnership with the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University.
We are committed to catapulting the career paths of aspiring real estate students through hands-on, real-world education opportunities, including mentorships, scholarships, the Scholars Program, Career Day, the Speaker Series, the Real Estate Challenge, and more.
Learn more about our real estate education programs.
Harold “Hal” Eisenberg was a man who inspired many and who continues to inspire our work today. The Foundation was created in an outpouring of love to honor his memory by fighting the cancers that took his life and by continuing his legacy as a mentor, leader, and educator.
Hal’s devotion to his family and his work was an inspiration to everyone who knew him. He was known for the zest and vitality he brought to his relationships and to his vision to create community gathering places. He is remembered for his integrity and his ability to listen, understand, and share. He was a loving husband, a dedicated father to his three children, a mentor, and a teacher.
In early 1999, Hal passed away suddenly from liver and pancreatic cancers. Almost immediately after his death, his friends and family established the Foundation in his name so that other families do not have to endure the loss of a loved one to GI cancers.
In addition to fighting cancer, Hal’s friends and family were also dedicated to carrying out his values. A leader in the world of real estate, he believed in sharing his knowledge and experience to enrich and empower students. His legacy as an educational leader lives on through the Foundation’s real estate education programs.
The Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation remains committed to celebrating the spirit of a man whose love of people and passion for learning inspired those around him.