Outlive Yourself : Stories & Updates

Winners of the 2017 Taylor's Gift Scholarship Presented by NIKE North America Merchandising

Posted by Emily Allbright, Executive Director

15

Jun

2017

 

Over 550 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 dispersed to three outstanding students from across the nation. We are so excited to announce the winners of the 2017 Taylor’s Gift Foundation Scholarship Presented by NIKE North America Merchandising!

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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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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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Now Accepting Applications for the 2017 Taylor's Gift Scholarship, Presented by NIKE North America Merchandising

Posted by Taylor's Gift Foundation

13

Jan

2017


Applications for the 2017 Taylor’s Gift Scholarship are now open!

Since 2011, Taylor’s Gift Foundation has awarded scholarships to a total of 25 high school seniors who have gone above and beyond their academics and athletics, and made a truly positive impact in the world around them. We are thrilled to announce that NIKE North America Merchandising will be presenting the Taylor’s Gift Scholarship for the second year in a row. Read the history of Taylor’s Gift Scholarships.

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Announcing the Winners of the 2016 Taylor's Gift Scholarship Presented by NIKE North America Merchandising

Posted by Taylor's Gift Team

16

Jun

2016

Since January, the Taylor’s Gift Foundation team has been accepting applicants for our 2016 Taylor’s Gift Foundation Scholarship Presented by NIKE North America Merchandising and after the application deadline closed towards the end of April, we had received a record number of applicants!

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Taylor’s Gift Scholarship Presented By NIKE North America Merchandising Due April 18th!

Posted by Taylor's Gift Foundation

04

Apr

2016

The deadline to submit an application for the 2016 Taylor's Gift Foundation Scholarship presented by NIKE North America Merchandising is due on April 18th!

Since 2011, Taylor’s Gift Foundation has awarded scholarships to a total of 20 high school seniors who have gone above and beyond their academics and athletics, and made a truly positive impact in the world around them.  Read the history of Taylor’s Gift Scholarships.

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

Posted by Guest Writer

14

Mar

2016

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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On A Mission To Inspire: How I Learned What 'Outlive Yourself' Meant To Me

Posted by Guest Writer

01

Feb

2016

This post is written by Christopher Zhou, a Taylor's Gift Scholarship recipient. 

For the past three weeks, my living room has been an Olympics-level obstacle course. Clothes lie scattered in various piles around the room. All manners of household appliances hide in the countless nooks and crannies made by other appliances. The floorboard, barely visible, is obscured by a thick membrane of household objects. This sight is the result of my packing for the coming semester, and it serves as a silent reminder that a chapter in my life has ended. As I scramble to prepare myself for the impending school year, I cannot help but think about what I want to accomplish in the eight semesters that I’ll have at Yale. I’ve decided to keep two words as the guiding philosophy for what I want to accomplish: “Outlive Yourself”.

To me, “Outliving Yourself” means doing just that: to create a legacy that will endure long after you pass away. By making contributions to the world and helping people, one can live on forever in the memories of those who were impacted. This is the kind of legacy I want to leave behind—to play a positive role in the recovery of the patients I will one day serve would bring me a satisfaction that few other endeavors possibly could. It is with this mindset that I embrace the “Outlive Yourself” philosophy.

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Standing Out and Learning to Leave a Legacy

Posted by Guest Writer

25

Jan

2016

This post is written by Rebekah Moomau, a Taylor's Gift Scholarship recipient. 

To me, “Outlive Yourself” means to leave a legacy. Not only a legacy after death, but also a legacy and a positive impact anywhere you go. By portraying this attitude, you have the opportunity to positively influence a variety of individuals who meet you throughout your life.

Organ donation has made a huge impact on my life. Not too long ago, a family friend was in need of a heart transplant. After already having a transplant at a young age, it came time again that he was in need of a new, healthier heart. He was placed towards the top of the transplant list because of the level of necessity. It was a very hard and stressful time, but a new heart became available within a week. It was truly a miracle, and if it hadn’t been for the individual who decided to be an organ donor, he might still not be with us today. Organ donation is such an important decision because of the major impact it can have. It not only affects the recipient, but it also influences family and friends.

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Going to College with a New Perspective

Posted by Alejandro Gonzalez

18

Jan

2016



This post is written by Alejandro Gonzalez, a Taylor's Gift Scholarship recipient. 

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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