Join Us in Celebrating 250 Legacy Gifts!


Taylor's Gift Foundation has just reached a milestone - we have now given 250 Legacy Gifts to support organ donor families in their time of need! Our Legacy Gift program was established to provide financial assistance to individuals and families touched by organ donation. Assisting with needs such as burial expenses, utilities, rent, and more, Taylor’s Gift Foundation works to help those who are facing immediate need.

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Winners of the 2018 Taylor's Gift Scholarship Presented by the NIKE Global Socks Team



Over 1,300 individuals from all across the nation applied to win one of five scholarships, two of which would be awarded to two students from Coppell and New Tech High Schools in Coppell, Texas. The remaining three scholarships would be given out to three outstanding students from across the nation.

We are excited to announce the winners of the 2018 Taylor’s Gift Foundation Scholarship Presented by the NIKE Global Socks Team!

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2018 Outlive Yourself Awards Chairs, Robin and Norm Bagwell



Below is an interview that we conducted with our Chairs of the 4th Annual Outlive Yourself Awards, Robin and Norm Bagwell. Read below of their wonderful story!

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Living Organ Donor & 2018 Outlive Yourself Award Honoree: Ms. Meg Bacino




Margaret ‘Meg’ Bacino donated her kidney to her son Nick when he was 5 years old after several months of caring for him including dialysis in their home. After his transplant, Meg ran half-marathons and triathlons to increase awareness of being a living donor.  She was also involved in fundraisers that supported and encouraged organ donation. After 10 years of health Nick began to have decreased kidney function and for the last few years Meg has been with him in dialysis 3 times per week. She changed her career and has sacrificed her entire life to ensure and protect her son who is now 19. Meg also made a difference in outliving herself by sharing her experiences with others and encouraging those who she met to consider organ donation.

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Inspiring Surgeon & 2018 Outlive Yourself Award Honoree: Dr. Liza Johannesson, MD, PhD



Dr. Johannesson made news in 2014 as an integral member of the Swedish team who performed the first successful uterus transplant with the first birth from a uterus transplant in the world. In 2017 she was also involved when Baylor University Medical Center as the second center in the world, delivered a healthy baby after uterus transplantation. Dr. Johannesson's contribution to the Reproductive Medicine (infertility/gynecology) and Transplant Surgery fields has allowed women and families throughout the world to truly  "outlive" themselves. For the first time in history, women who were born without a uterus are able to have a baby of their own through the innovation of uterus transplant.

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Thank YOU For An Amazing National Donate Life Month!

 Last month was  National Donate Life Month and Taylor's Gift Foundation launched a month-long campaign to encourage individuals to 'Outlive Yourself' by registering to be an organ donor, sharing the importance of organ donation with their network, or giving to support the work of Taylor's Gift Foundation in supporting the families of organ donors.

Nearly 100 individuals indicated interest in learning more about how to register to be an organ donor and nearly 20,000 individuals visited the Taylor's Gift website throughout the month to learn more about the powerful work and mission of the Foundation. In addition, we received over 1,300 applications for the Taylor's Gift Scholarship presented by the NIKE Global Socks Team! 


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Honor a Loved One through the 2018 Engraved Brick Paver Campaign!


The month of May is filled with celebrations! Along with the welcoming of beautiful May flowers, the month also welcomes many celebrations including graduations, anniversaries, retirements, birthdays, Mother’s Day, and Memorial Day.

How will you celebrate a loved one throughout this time of the year?

If you’re looking for a unique idea that will leave a lasting mark, consider participating in our 2018 Engraved Brick Paver Campaign!

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A Legacy Gift Story: Woman Finds Hope in Organ Donation After Husband's Fatal Brain Aneurysm


(Please note, this story was originally written and published on

Carlotta Williams was enjoying New Year’s Day with her children at her Franklin, Texas, home earlier this year when she received tragic news. About 30 miles away, in Bryan, her husband Brandon Baker had suffered an aneurysm while chopping wood with his friends that afternoon.

“I told his friends to get him to the hospital and I took off. I was in shock. I could not believe this was happening,” she said, recalling the drive to the facility. “I was numb, I was trying to wrap my head around everything. I was just in disbelief.”

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Join the "Outlive Yourself" Movement!



The month of April is National Donate Life Month and we're excited to continue to share different ways to get involved and share the inspiring "Outlive Yourself" message throughout this month!

Do you want to get involved and join the "Outlive Yourself" Movement? We'd love for you to join us!

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Touched by Organ Donation: Outlasting the Final Breath

My name is Jill Stephenson. I am a donor sister and mother. In July of 1982, my eleven-year old brother, J.T. was struck by a car and killed instantly. Two cars behind the one that hit him was a highway patrolman who administered CPR and saved him, temporarily.

Unfortunately, he was declared brain dead and removed from life support ten days later. Those ten days on life support helped prepare him to give the gift of life to strangers. When the doctors asked my family to consider donation we didn’t hesitate. We knew that if J.T. was able to make that decision for himself, he would have.

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