Outlive Yourself : Stories & Updates

2017 Taylor's Gift Sporting Clays Tournament Event Recap!

Posted by Taylor's Gift Team

24

Mar

2017

On Thursday, March 23rd, our team hosted a wonderful Sporting Clays event thanks to our amazing sponsors and teams. With an awesome group of shooters present and a significant day of fundraising to support the mission and work of Taylor's Gift Foundation, the event was a definite success!

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Topics: Events & Promotions

Get Fit and Participate In The Ultimate Gift 5K - A Global Event!

Posted by Ashley VanBuskirk

14

Mar

2017

Join The Ultimate Gift 5K benefiting Taylor's Gift Foundation on April 1st-30th, 2017!

This is a “virtual” 5K that can be completed anytime, anywhere, and by any method (run, walk, bike, etc…) during the month of April. Your goal is to choose to commit to the 5K (3.1 miles.) This distance can be completed all at once, over a few days, or throughout the month. You can accomplish this goal any way! Running, biking, walking, etc… You can do it outside on your own, with others, at the neighborhood park, on a treadmill, submarine, cruise ship, etc…

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Life Moves Quickly - Don't Miss Out On Making An Impact

Posted by Emily Allbright, Executive Director

09

Mar

2017

The gift of time seems to be a luxury these days. We all have too much to do and too little time.

We want to make a difference in the lives of others but sometimes time itself does not allow us to stop and think about how we will give.  Have you ever thought of a meaningful way to make a difference with others but can’t find the time to see how you would make an impact?  Would you consider making a monthly gift that will further the mission of Taylor’s Gift?  

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Inspiring Change: Scholarship Recipient Shares What 'Outlive Yourself' Means To Her

Posted by Guest Writer

07

Mar

2017

This post is written by Allison Lipovsky, a Taylor's Gift Scholarship recipient. 

My parents have always taught me that if you do good for others that good things will come to you. Our family followed this tradition through donating my uncle’s organs after he passed away.  Although it was recently his birthday, it is comforting to know that he continues to live on by helping the lives of others for many years to come.

I try to live my life by this motto either at school or in my community. I always try to make a lasting impact on the lives of the people I interact with on a daily basis. This is what I believe "Outlive Yourself" means, as well as the inspiring decision to be an organ donor.

I have worked to do a lot of good within my local community and have to volunteered at several local food distribution centers. I also participated in and helped create a program called “Strike Out for Hunger”, which raises money for organizations that help feed individuals in need through asking for contributions for every strike a pitcher makes in a game. The program has raised thousands of dollars for local charities and is expanding to other local schools. After the first year, I involved pitchers throughout the area to participate and I believe they will continue to help this program grow. Through this cause, I believe this is one way that I am outliving myself.

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Topics: The Taylor's Gift Scholarship

Now Accepting Nominations for the 3rd Annual Outlive Yourself Awards!

Posted by Taylor's Gift Team

02

Mar

2017

Do you know an individual or company who is continually making a positive difference in the lives of others? Now is your chance to recognize them!

Nominate someone today to be honored at the 3rd Annual Outlive Yourself Awards on Thursday, September 28th, 2017 at Union Station in Dallas, TX. 

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Be A Part of Our Legacy!

Posted by Emily Allbright, Executive Director

27

Feb

2017


Keep the momentum of Taylor's Gift going strong!

Join Taylor's Gift Foundation as a monthly contributor and you will be joining us in our mission to Regift Life, Renew Health, and Restore Families.

In choosing to make a monthly contribution, you will be helping donor families supported through the Legacy Gift program, help amplify the "Outlive Yourself" message to millions annually, and encourage students entering college to live out the "Outlive Yourself" message through the Taylor's Gift Foundation scholarship.

Our monthly contribution levels are simple and for the less than the cost of a cup of coffee a day, you can help keep the momentum of Taylor's Gift going strong! 

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Taylor's Gift Scholarship Recipient Story: Going to College with a New Perspective

Posted by Alejandro Gonzalez

23

Feb

2017



Going to college comes with many exciting new things: a new environment, new friends, and most importantly, a new place to call home. Beginning a new life with more independence and new people may be difficult, but despite the many changes that take, living with an “Outlive Yourself“ spirit will continue to be one of my top priorities.

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Topics: The Taylor's Gift Scholarship

A Selfless Gift Grants New Life To Heart Transplant Recipient

Posted by Guest Writer

16

Feb

2017

Written by: Leslie Lentz

Our family’s lives were completely changed in April 2007 when my husband, at just thirty-one years old, was diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure.  My husband was a former collegiate athlete and was in incredible shape. We would have never imagined that he would be diagnosed with heart failure and at the time, we did not know anything about heart disease.

I was five months pregnant with our second child and our oldest child was only five when he was diagnosed. The doctor came out, sat me down, and said to start preparing myself that he may not make it out of surgery. You can imagine how a pregnant woman with a five-year-old child might take this news, it was not a pretty sight.  Luckily, my husband made it out of surgery and we started a new and unknown phase in our lives.Our family’s lives were completely changed in April 2007 when my husband, at just thirty-one years old, was diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure.  My husband was a former collegiate athlete and was in incredible shape. We would have never imagined that he would be diagnosed with heart failure and at the time, we did not know anything about heart disease.

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2016 Scholarship Recipient Story: Creating Change Starts With Taking The First Step

Posted by Guest Writer

09

Feb

2017

Written by: Brontae Williamson, 2016 Taylor's Gift Foundation Scholarship recipient presented by NIKE North America Merchandising and a freshman student at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI.

We all desire to leave our mark on the world, but what does that really mean? To me, outliving yourself is about creating a future, not only for yourself, but for others. For me, outliving myself has meant being able to make a difference in the lives of those around me. Through my past experiences volunteering with teens at Vista Maria (a local shelter for abused teen girls); multiple animal shelters and food banks; and traveling to Germany on a foreign exchange program, I have learned that the short relationships I build with others can make a real-world impact. My volunteer experiences have inspired me to pursue a degree in Product Design, a field where I will dedicate my life to creating products that not only improve people’s way of life, but make a difference within communities and the environment.

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Get Fit, Have Fun, and Make a Difference!

Posted by Ashley VanBuskirk

06

Feb

2017

Are you local to the Coppell, Texas area? Visit a Get You In Shape fitness class and "check in" on Facebook to help support Taylor's Gift Foundation!

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