Outlive Yourself : Stories & Updates

#GivingTuesday: November 29th, 2016

Posted by Ashley VanBuskirk

17

Nov

2016

What is #GivingTuesday?

Following Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday started as a movement to kick off and encourage the giving season. #GivingTuesday is a campaign that creates a national day of giving for the holiday season and celebrating charitable activities that support non-profit organizations.

Learn more at GivingTuesday.org

Join the Movement: Give on #GivingTuesday!

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Topics: Special Announcements

Organ Donation's Biggest Fan: Clutch "The Rockets Bear"

Posted by Guest Writer

28

Mar

2016

Written by Robert Boudwin, aka Clutch "The Rockets Bear"

In 2011 after my Dad had suffered for four years from IPF - a degenerative and terminal lung disease that has no known cure or treatment - his health was getting rapidly worse and the only solution left was a lung transplant. Knowing that someone you love is in need of an organ transplant is a nerve wracking experience. Because organs are in high demand and short supply, doctors must ensure that organs go to those patients who can benefit the most. To be a candidate you need to be sick enough to significantly benefit from a transplant, but not so sick that the transplant won’t help if there are other problems. The only thing we could do was hope and pray for a donor before things got worse.

(Photo: With my now wife Amy after running

13.1 miles for organ donation)

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Topics: Special Announcements, My Stories, Events & Promotions, Talking About Organ Donation

Share The Love And Shop With Amazon Smile!

Posted by tgadmin

08

Feb

2016

 


What better way to share the love this Valentine's Day then to purchase your gifts through AmazonSmile to donate a portion of your purchase to Taylor's Gift!

Click here to start supporting Taylor's Gift with AmazonSmile, right now!

Did you know that you can help support Taylor’s Gift Foundation simply by shopping with AmazonSmile? How cool is that?! Your shopping can help Taylor’s Gift provide programs like Legacy Gifts (providing happier, healthier, and brighter tomorrows to those touched by organ donation), Scholarships (honoring high school seniors making an impact in their communities through their “Outlive Yourself” spirit), and more to Regift Life, Renew Health, and Restore Families.

AmazonSmile, a program from Amazon, gives a percentage of the price of a customer’s eligible AmazonSmile purchase to the charitable organization of the customer's choice.

Get Started in Less Than 60 Seconds

Step 1: Go to smile.amazon.com

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Topics: Special Announcements

You Have Something That Can Provide Hope and Help to Donor Families in Need

Posted by Emily Allbright, Executive Director

30

Dec

2015

Being a part of Taylor’s Gift Foundation has given me an incredible opportunity to see how generous people can be. I am consistently amazed by our supporters, volunteers, and friends. With the help of all these generous people who came alongside us and supported our important mission, 2015 was an amazing year for Taylor’s Gift. 

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Topics: Special Announcements

Increasing our Impact: Expanding the Taylor's Gift Board of Directors

Posted by Taylor's Gift Team

20

Aug

2015

Four months ago Taylor’s Gift Foundation celebrated five years as an organization. Today, we are proud to announce the expansion of our Board of Directors. Our organization is fortunate to have such well known and respected business leaders and community volunteers from across the nation as our leadership team. Each of our Board Members believes in the importance of organ donation and is excited about the growth of Taylor's Gift. We know that with through their dedication and hard work our mission will reach more people and make an even greater impact.

Please join us in congratulating and welcoming our Board of Directors, and also congratulate our new Board Chair, Dina Conte Schulz.

“I have served on the board of Taylor’s Gift since the Foundation’s inception and I’m honored to now serve as Board Chair. Our mission is clear: Regift Life, Renew Health and Restore Families. “Each one of us has a gift within. I encourage you to find out more about the Foundation and I hope you’ll join me, my fellow board members, and millions who have taken the first step. It’s life saving.”

Read the Press Release

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Topics: Special Announcements, Get Involved Highlights

Taylor’s Legacy Lives on Through Students Living with an Outlive Yourself Spirit

Posted by Taylor's Gift Team

18

Jun

2015

We are so honored to have the personal support from employees of Nike North America Merchandising for the 2015 Taylor’s Gift Scholarship. This scholarship seeks students that are not only excelling academically but going above and beyond with an Outlive Yourself spirit, something that falls in line with Nike’s mission to “bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete in the world."

With so many incredible applicants for this year's scholarship, narrowing down to just five students was a difficult decision for committee members. It is with great honor and joy that we proudly announce our 2015 Taylor’s Gift Scholarship Recipients:

Congratulations to Alejandro Gonzalez, Allison Lipovsky, Rebekah Moomau, Geneva Werner, and Christopher Zhou!

“...these students are absolutely incredible and without ever meeting them, it’s crystal clear that they exude ‘Outlive Yourself' all in aspects of their lives! I not only feel immensely grateful to have been involved in this process, but also completely inspired to continue championing ‘Outlive Yourself’ in my daily life, and encouraging others to do so as well. THANK YOU for allowing Nike to be a part of your amazing organization!”

- Nike Employee and 2015 Taylor’s Gift Scholarship Committee Member

Meet the 2015 Scholarship Recipients

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Topics: Special Announcements, The 'Outlive Yourself' Spirit, The Taylor's Gift Scholarship

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

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

How will you #outliveyourself? Share your pledge today.

Posted by Taylor's Gift Team

08

Apr

2015

With April being a special month, as we celebrate National Donate Life Month, we thought it would be the perfect time to kick off something special: the #outliveyourself pledge. In an effort to continue our work to increase organ donor registrations while encouraging everyone to live life with the "Outlive Yourself" spirit, we want YOU to tell the world how you #outliveyourself. 

Check out the video from Jeff Probst, Host of CBS Survivor!

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Topics: Special Announcements

We Have A BIG Announcement... Taylor's Gift Has an Executive Director!

Posted by Tara Storch, Co-founder

20

Mar

2015

In January of last year, I was nervous about a solo speaking engagement I was giving to a small mothers group. I had grown comfortable speaking with my husband, Todd, by my side but speaking alone was still so new to me. Thankfully, this sweet group of women quickly eased my nerves and made me feel welcome.

After my presentation, while signing books and chatting with them, I was approached by Emily, one of the moms from the audience. When she introduced herself she stood out immediately, and I knew there was something special about her -  not only was she was confident, kind, and humble, she was so inspired by Taylor’s Gift Foundation that she lit up talking about it. As we said goodbye, she she wanted to stay in touch, mentioning that she worked with a national non-profit and graciously offered her guidance in anyway she could.

Perfect Timing

Of course we would meet Emily just as Todd and I were beginning to discuss how we wanted to expand and grow Taylor’s Gift. She was very gracious with her time and encouragement, and we quickly found out how well respected she was in the non-profit sector. It wasn’t long before she became someone that Todd and I turned to often, seeking direction and advice for the foundation where we needed it.

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Topics: Special Announcements

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