Former Maryland Governor Leaves Large Portion of Estate to Local Charities, Friends

May 24, 2011 - LegalZoom News Sources
The former Baltimore mayor singled out a total of 20 people for special gifts in the legal document, which aside from a few statements about one or two individuals, was full of official language and impersonal.

Former Maryland Governor William Schaefer died last month at the age of 89. His last will was filed in Baltimore County and contained the details on how to split up the remains of his $2.4 million estate, according to Baltimore News.

Schaefer left $500,000 and 25 percent of whatever was left in his estate to his longtime aide, Lainy LeBow-Sachs. Another $2,500 was left to the Maryland Zoo and the same amount was donated to the Baltimore Aquarium, according to the news source.

The University of Baltimore William Donald Schaefer Center for Public Policy received $15,000 from the ex-governor, and the Hilda Mae Snoop's nursing scholarship fund at the University of Maryland was given $50,000, noted the Baltimore News.

The former Baltimore mayor singled out a total of 20 people for special gifts in the legal document, which aside from a few statements about one or two individuals, was full of official language and impersonal, according to the Washington Post.

"His will reflects all the things that so many people admired,” said Schaefer’s longtime personal and campaign attorney. “He’s thoughtful, he’s careful and he’s generous."