Remembering Keith Sachs
The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation is deeply grateful for the vision and legacy of Keith L. Sachs, who passed away on March 5, 2018. Keith fundamentally understood the transformative nature of the arts and its importance in shaping and inspiring future leaders. He was unwaveringly committed to the University of Pennsylvania and to the intrinsic role the arts play in higher education. He will be greatly missed.
“Thanks to Keith’s keen advocacy and generosity, the arts will remain central to the Penn student experience, as well as to the cultural life of our city and far beyond,” said President Amy Gutmann. “There could be no more significant legacy for a true art lover to leave for future generations.”
“Keith was an invaluable member of the Class of 1967 who served in key volunteer leadership positions for more than two decades,” said Howard Freedlander, C’67, president of the Class of 1967. “I join his family and friends in mourning the loss of a wonderfully loyal alumnus, who gave of his time and resources to the University he loved. His imprint on arts education and appreciation at Penn will be lasting. His legacy is a mosaic of humanity and philanthropy”
“Keith truly believed in the power of art to have a lasting contribution to humanity,” ICA Director Amy Sadao said. “As a direct result of his innovative thinking and great generosity, we are able to carry forward, and build upon, Keith’s vision at ICA and across the University.”