Remembering Jack Lord


Terri O'Brien:  According to Officer Williams, you're . . . a compassionate, concerned citizen, especially

where the Hawaiian people are concerned.

Steve McGarrett:  That's right. . . . I think they are being terribly exploited.

Jean Simmons and Jack Lord in "The Cop on the Cover," Hawaii Five-0, Leonard Freeman Productions / CBS Television, Season 10, 1977.

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.

The following 12 charities receive between $32,000 and $340,000 per year from the 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