Known for his iconic role as the first Steve McGarrett of Hawaii Five-0, Jack Lord and his wife Marie left their significant assets—including their real estate holdings—to the Hawaii Community Foundation (HCF).
The Lords' love of Hawaii and their generosity was first demonstrated by their gift of $50,000 to HCF in 1988. By Lord's death, in 1998, the fund had grown to more than $750,000. At the death of Marie Lord in 2005, her estate plan provided more than $40 million to be used to create the Jack and Marie Lord Fund, which will generate an estimated $1.6 million to $2 million a year, to be divided among 12 Hawaii nonprofits including Hospice Hawaii, St. Francis Hospice Care Center, the Salvation Army's Hawaii 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. The $40 million was one of the single largest gifts in the U.S. at the time.
Reference: Honolulu Magazine (May 30, 2016) "Philanthropy: Hawai‘i Five-O Actor's Legacy Lives on Through His Philanthropy"