Outlive Yourself : Stories & Updates

Thank You for Supporting Taylor's Gift at Topgolf The Colony!

Posted by Lindsay Cleland, Events Director

28

Sep

2015

On Friday, September 18th, Taylor’s Gift Foundation hosted our second annual Topgolf Tournament in The Colony. The event raised nearly $45,000 to support the mission of Taylor’s Gift with 170 players participating.

We were joined by local celebrity Shelly Slater, WFAA News Anchor, who was the emcee for the event.

View Photos from the Event!

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Topics: Events & Promotions

Taylor's Gift Wish List - Needs of the Foundation

Posted by Taylor's Gift Team

08

Jul

2015

In an effort to be better stewards of every dollar we receive, we are looking for help covering a few Foundation expenses so that 100% of all donations made can go directly to support the mission of Taylor’s Gift.

Some of the items needed are simple donations of time (technical support), prizes (auction, raffle, etc) and others will cover some basic needs (food for events, etc).

For a full list of our current needs, you can view the 2015 Taylor's Gift Wish List.

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Topics: Events & Promotions

Now Accepting Nominations for the Outlive Yourself Awards!

Posted by Taylor's Gift Team

03

Jun

2015

Do you know an unsung hero in your community? Someone who is continually making a positive difference in the lives of others? Now is your chance to recognize that person for all that they do!

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Topics: Events & Promotions

A Fun Friday of Fundraising at the Houston Topgolf Tournament!

Posted by Lindsay Cleland, Events Director

22

May

2015

Last Friday, May 15th, Taylor’s Gift Foundation hosted our very first event in Houston, Texas at Topgolf Spring! A fun tournament that was full of energy for Taylor's Gift brought together new supporters, friends, and volunteers in the Houston community. Funds raised at the event will go to help the mission of Taylor's Gift and support our Houston partners, Nora’s Home and LifeGift.

It was such a treat to be joined by local Houston celebrities! We had fun spending the day with Robert Boudwin, aka Clutch the Houston Rockets mascot, Owen Conflenti from KPRC Channel 2, and Producer Eric from the KRBE Roula and Ryan Show.

"It was an honor and pleasure for my wife Amy and I to help produce and co-host this golf tournament with Taylor's Gift.  We are so happy to have forged what we know will be a lasting and meaningful relationship with Taylor's Gift co-founder Tara Storch.  I'm proud that we were able to raise awareness for organ donation and funds for donor families at not only the tournament, but also through telling our stories on many Houston TV and radio stations promoting the event that will hopefully inspire people to become organ donors and ultimately SAVE LIVES!" - Robert Boudwin, aka Clutch the Houston Rockets mascot 

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Topics: Events & Promotions

4th Annual Sporting Clays Success

Posted by Lindsay Cleland, Events Director

08

May

2015

Last Friday, May 1st, Taylor’s Gift Foundation hosted our 4th Annual Sporting Clays Tournament at the Dallas Gun Club. With more participants than we've ever had, it was a very successful event for Taylor's Gift! Mother Nature was very kind and gave us beautiful weather which added to the excitement of the day. It was a great day full of shooting sporting clays, enjoying good food, and winning incredible prizes and auction items.

A Beautiful Day for Fundraising

“Thanks to Taylor’s Gift for organizing the Sporting Clays Tournament. It was a great day, a fantastic facility and the volunteer support was outstanding. Certainly one of the best organized and run charity events that I have attended. We took the opportunity to challenge our friends, associates and competitors in our industry to “compete for a cause” and we had a great time and thank the other teams for joining us for a day of friendly competition.”

Bennett Ratliff, President
THE RATLIFF GROUP, L.L.C.

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Topics: Events & Promotions

Meredith Vieira is "Giving a Voice to the Voiceless" - How will you #outliveyourself?

Posted by Taylor's Gift Team

07

May

2015

In the fall of 2010, Meredith Vieira - the widely recognized national journalist and talk show host - shared in a very special moment on the TODAY show with Taylor's parents, Todd and Tara Storch, and Taylor's heart recipient, Patricia Winters.

Today, Meredith Vieira - known for her presence on the TODAY show, The View, and The Meredith Vieira Show - is sharing her #outliveyourself pledge to, "Tell stories that will give a voice to the voiceless.We are honored by her support!

How will YOU #outliveyourself?

When you post your pledge on Twitter, tag @TaylorsGift and @meredithvieira so we can both share!

 

Watch Meredith Vieira's Video

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Topics: Events & Promotions, The 'Outlive Yourself' Spirit

Spread the Joy with Taylor Tonic Blue from Joybird Furniture

Posted by Guest Writer

04

May

2015

Written by The Joybird Team

Inspired by their message to Outlive Yourself, we are thrilled to announce that this year we are partnering with Taylor’s Gift Foundation to share in their mission to Regift Life, Renew Health, and Restore Families. We love that Taylor's Gift is encouraging people to not only register to be an organ donor, but to also spread the love - by giving and experiencing the JOY of changing someone’s life for the better - while they work to support families touched by organ donation. Our hope is to continue to honor the memory of Taylor and her beautiful legacy of living a life full of joy.

By aiding in telling the world about the ultimate gift that she gave - the gift of life - we believe that the world becomes a better place, one day at a time.

At Joybird, we believe in the JOY that is created and cherished with the people you love in the most intimate of settings. We allow our customers to design the lives and spaces they always imagined, and then build it for them. It is always exciting to discover what their beautiful minds create.

Giving Back: 10% of Taylor Tonic Blue Purchase 

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Topics: Events & Promotions

Employees of Nike North America Merchandising Fund the 2015 Taylor's Gift Scholarship

Posted by Taylor's Gift Team

24

Apr

2015

Note: Today is the LAST day to apply for the 2015 Taylor's Gift Scholarship!

Taylor’s Gift Foundation is thrilled to accept personal contributions from employees of Nike North America Merchandising for the 2015 Taylor's Gift Scholarship, honoring high school seniors that are living with an exemplary Outlive Yourself spirit.

In October of 2014, the Nike North America Merchandising team heard Co-Founder, Todd Storch, speak at their corporate retreat where Todd shared the message, mission, and story of Taylor’s Gift. Inspired and motivated by the mission and purpose of the foundation, Nike team members knew they wanted to be part of the efforts of Taylor’s Gift and the Outlive Yourself Scholarship was the perfect fit.  

“Our team was inspired by the story of Taylor’s Gift and many chose to make personal donations to support the scholarship. Taylor represents the power and generosity of the human spirit, which are ideals that align well with the culture of employee giving and community involvement at Nike.” - Hans George, Vice President, Nike North America Merchandising 

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Topics: Special Announcements, Events & Promotions

Have you shared your #outliveyourself pledge?

Posted by Taylor's Gift Team

17

Apr

2015

We're so excited to see all the incredible #outliveyourself pledges! Have you shared yours?

What People Are Pledging

Write more books. - Max Lucado

Leave a legacy. - Jarrett Peyton

Be a good friend! - Aubrey Anderson-Emmons

Create memories that live on. - Natalie Morales

Teach my children to be good citizens of the planet earth. - Jeff Probst

Use our transplant story to share God's love! - Reid

Share my joy and talents with others! - Ginger

Care for those who cannot care for themselves. - Danielle

LOVE. - Nina

Donate my organs.

Inspire people to be an organ donor! - Tara Storch, Co-founder

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Topics: Events & Promotions

Celebrate National Donate Life Month with the #OutliveYourself Pledge

Posted by Taylor's Gift Team

09

Apr

2015

Did you know...

Image: LifeGift

Join the Movement to Celebrate Donate Life Month!

Join us as we continue to work to drive organ donor registrations during the month of April by sharing your #outliveyourself pledge!

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Topics: Special Announcements, OPI Taylor Blue | Paint it Forward, Events & Promotions, Talking About Organ Donation

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