The KVIS awards scholarships each year to Ken-Ton undergraduate college students. The Christopher and Frederick Sachs Scholarship and the Kim Tippett Memorial Scholarship.
Christopher Sachs was a Financial Advisor for Edward Jones Investment Services in the Village of Kenmore. He was a giant of a man, literally tall in body with a large and generous spirit. Chris died at a time of beginnings in his life; he had opened the Edward Jones business and was about to begin married life with his bride and stepson. Chris was a veteran of war and was the much loved Treasurer to the Kenmore Village Improvement Society.
Frederick Sachs is Chris Sachs’ father. He is a Distinguished Professor of Biophysics in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at the University at Buffalo. Dr. Sachs is the name sake of the well known ‘Sachs Lab’ at UB, where he researches mechanical and electrical biophysics, from molecules to organs. Frederick Sachs endows the Scholarship so that we may all continue to honor the memory of Chris through a scholarship fund bearing the names of father and son. These annual scholarships will help to further their shared love of life and learning. Because of Frederick’s generosity and great love for his child, the KVIS will be able to award scholarships to young people seeking an undergraduate college education.