Remembering Jack Lord


Photographer unknown; photographic slide purchased by Webmaster on Ebay 

Jack owned a ranch in Michigan. Now, it is a part of the D Bar A Scout Camp. One source says Jack donated his ranch on Lockwood Lake to the Boy Scouts. The Jack Lord Sub-Camp, as it is called, is used primarily for Boy Scout summer camp activities, including swimming, canoeing, archery, and nature and conservancy education, among other activities. The sub-camp comprises ten cabins and tent sites, a trading post, a shower house, and a dining hall. Under construction is a fire bowl amphitheater, which will serve as the site of the opening and closing campfires.

Jack and Marie's Continuing Legacy to the People of Hawai'i

Jack and Marie were very generous contributors to worthy causes throughout their lives. Their generosity did not end with their deaths.  In 1988, they set up a fund through the Hawai'i Community Foundation to benefit 12 charities, which they selected. Their initial gift was $50,000; it grew to $750,000 by the time of Jack's death in January 1998.  Upon Marie's death in October 2005, the fund received the balance of the couple's estate, valued at more than $40 million. The Jack & Marie Lord Fund generates an estimated $1.6 million to $2 million each year.

Jack and Marie's gift helped to construct the worship and performing arts center at The Salvation Army Kroc Center in Ewa Beach, provides guide dogs to enable the blind to get out and about, helps to educate the intellectually and physically disabled, and provides hospice care for the dying -- and that's just the beginning.


The following 12 charities receive between $32,000 and $340,000 per year from the Jack and Marie Lord Fund:

Hospice Hawaii, St. Francis Hospice Care Center, the Salvation Army's Hawai'i Division, Eye of the Pacific Guide Dogs Inc., The Association for Retarded Citizens in Hawaii, the Bishop Museum, Variety Club of Honolulu, the Hawaiian Humane Society, the United Service Organizations, the Honolulu Academy of Arts, Hawaii Public Television, and the Hawaii Lions Eye Foundation.

Contact the Conservators

 Jack & Marie Lord Fund

Hawai'i Community Foundation, 827 Fort Street Mall, Honolulu, Hawai'i 96813

Telephone: 808-537-6333   Toll-Free: 888-731-3863    Fax: 808-521-6286


I wish I had known Jack and Marie. It was lovely for me to see photographs of them together. No matter how

bad life gets, it is warming to know that true love did exist between these two wonderful people and still

endures, even today, even when they are no longer with us in the physical body. I say a quiet Mahalo to them

each night, for what they gave us in life remains after their passing and I for one am all the more grateful to

them because of that.

~ RJL Member, Silver Sapphire