Since its founding in 1931, the Sachs Foundation has endeavored to fulfill the vision of Mr. Henry Sachs. In a time when social and racial boundaries were clearly defined, that vision could well be described as, before it's time. Mr. Sachs understood the difficulties of being different and the importance of education in erasing those difficulties. The fact that Mr. Sachs established the Foundation as a result of the kindness of two special people, Gertrude Lee and Jim Jeffries, is a testament to the power of individuals. They would not live to see the extent of their impact on the lives of so many people but it demonstrates the power of individual kindness paid forward. Through careful stewardship, the Foundation has grown and been able to help educate and support thousands of Black/African-American Colorado residents.