As the holidays near, we have so many wonderful things to celebrate and be thankful for - including a new partnership with Nike, a new OPO to serve through our Legacy Gift program, and new changes within our Executive Team. Grab a cup of coffee and keep reading for some exciting updates from Taylor's Gift Foundation!
Organ Donation Registrations Continue to Grow
Registering new organ donors will always be our engine and we are happy to announce that, since we began in 2010, Texas has registered over 6 million - an increase of over 760% - and organ donor registrations across the nation have increased by over 22 million.
Nike Partners with Taylor's Gift
Starting in 2015, our Taylor’s Gift scholarships will be funded and presented by employees of Nike North America Merchandising. Nike’s commitment to provide inspiration and innovation to every athlete now extends to encouraging an “Outlive Yourself” spirit among graduating high school seniors!
Taylor’s Gift scholarships are awarded to graduating high school seniors that have gone above and beyond to make a positive impact in the lives of others and the world around them. Our combined commitment to youth and providing inspiration to others is priority in this program and we are so excited to have Nike’s support as our newest corporate partner! This new partnership will allow us to increase our annual scholarships to six per year.
Sign up to receive updates and learn when Taylor’s Gift will begin accepting 2015 Scholarship applications at TaylorsGift.org/scholarship.
Expanding our Legacy Gift Program in Texas
We are pleased to announce that our Legacy Gift program is growing to include a new OPO (organ procurement organization) - LifeGift. Through this new partnership we will be providing happier, healthier, and brighter tomorrows for even more families. That means more families will receive financial help for necessities like food, clothing, shelter, bills, burial expenses, and more. Through the Legacy Gift program, Taylor’s Gift is meeting the immediate needs that are crucial for these families touched by organ donation; we are honored to fill this large need within the world of organ donation.
We Continue to Grow and Expand
As you can tell from our news above, nothing stands still for long. With growth comes change and Taylor’s Gift continues to make positive changes in the world, creating an incredible impact. In order to leverage this momentum and take the Foundation to the next level, we are excited to announce that we are adding to our Executive Team and beginning the search for an Executive Director to lead Taylor’s Gift!
To maintain the vision and direction of the Foundation, Todd Storch, President and Founder, will now serve as our Board Chair. Moving forward, Tara Storch, Co-Founder, will serve as our Interim Executive Director - until the position of Executive Director is filled.
Update: February 27, 2015 - The Executive Direcor position has been filled. More info to come!
We are excited for what’s to come as we continue to help others! It is only with your help that we have grown to this point.