Helmsley estate: $136M to charity, $1...

Helmsley estate: $136M to charity, $1M to dogs

There are 5 comments on the Athens Banner-Herald story from Apr 21, 2009, titled Helmsley estate: $136M to charity, $1M to dogs. In it, Athens Banner-Herald reports that:

Real estate baroness Leona Helmsley's estate gave away $136 million Tuesday to hospitals, foundations and the homeless and left $1 million to animal charities, prompting one advocate to accuse the estate of failing to honor the hotel tycoon's wishes.

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“STOP animal abuse”

Since: Dec 07

Atlanta, GA

#1 Apr 21, 2009
This is deplorable.
redlipstick

Hawaiian Gardens, CA

#2 Apr 21, 2009
Ralexa wrote:
This is deplorable.
i agree that her wishes to do what she wanted with her money was not carried out. the saving grace though is the fact the money was at least distributed in the USA..what is the point of making a will if it will just be ignored when you die??..or does that only count if you are wealthy?
dogsmatter

Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA

#3 Apr 21, 2009
This decision is just wrong.
It did not carry out the spirit and direction of the will.
It teaches us that we should donate what we can while we are still capable of writing a check.
Leona certainly had more than enough money to make many more sizable donations to the charities she wanted to support while she was still alive.
Too bad she didn't.
she gave

United States

#4 Jun 19, 2009
she gave plenty to charity and so what she gave some to her dog, that dog never gave her grief like the people around had. if the family is mad then tough, go out and make your own millions and stop waiting for people to die to get a hand out.

“STOP animal abuse”

Since: Dec 07

Atlanta, GA

#5 Jun 19, 2009
redlipstick wrote:
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i agree that her wishes to do what she wanted with her money was not carried out. the saving grace though is the fact the money was at least distributed in the USA..what is the point of making a will if it will just be ignored when you die??..or does that only count if you are wealthy?
I was agreeing

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