Milton Polinger pledged to pay $200,000 over a three-year period to the United Jewish Appeal Federation of Greater Washington, Inc. (UJA) (plaintiff), a not-for-profit charitable organization. At the time of Polinger’s death the following year $133,500 remained unpaid on his pledge. Polinger’s Last Will and Testament (Will) was admitted to probate and Melvin Oksner and Maryland National Bank (defendants) were named as the Polinger estate’s personal representatives. Defendants rejected UJA’s claim for the unpaid pledge amount. Thereafter, UJA filed a petition against defendants and the estate seeking the remaining sum. The trial court granted UJA’s motion for summary judgment. Defendants appealed.