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HER LEGACY

At the time of her death in 1990, her assets were estimated to be worth over $20 million.

Her last will and testament, written in Switzerland in 1986, left her entire estate - except her clothing and furs which were left to her housekeeper and to the American Foundation for the Blind in New York and $250,000 to her secretary - to New York University (the general council of which acted as one of the executors of her will).

This donation to her hometown university was probably made in an effort to keep from falling into oblivion, but her generosity has also allowed countless students and professors to finance their studies and research most notably via the creation of scholarships, chair positions, and a university institution.

Her legacy also includes her Swiss villa, the Casa Monte Tabor (estimated at about $2.7 million).
Her jewels and her prestigious art collection were sold at auction by Sotheby’s (New York).

 

 



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Her donation to the university

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