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Last Thursday nearly 280 guests attended the 3rd Annual Outlive Yourself Awards at Union Station in downtown Dallas. The event was presented by Methodist Dallas Transplant Institute benefiting Taylor’s Gift Foundation. Honorary Chair and Master of Ceremonies Kristi Nelson of NBC 5 entertained guests throughout the evening with a lineup including co-founders Tara and Todd Storch; Joe Winters, husband of Taylor’s heart recipient and Arnetta Wright, an organ transplant recipient who received the gift of life while being treated at Methodist.

The highlight of the event was celebrating the two amazing honorees: Dr. Tiffany Anthony, a transplant surgeon at Baylor Scott & White, and Terri Maxwell, founder and CEO of Share On Purpose.

“I am honored to receive this award,” said Maxwell. “Everyone can outlive themselves through organ donation. Taylor’s Gift not only raises awareness of the importance of organ donation, but also provides support to the families who have given the ultimate gift after having lost a loved one.”

Proceeds from the event support the mission of Taylor’s Gift – providing financial assistance to families who have given the gift of life. The organization’s Legacy Gift program was established to provide financial assistance to organ donor families. Assisting with needs such as burial expenses, utilities, rent and more, Taylor’s Gift Foundation works to help those who are facing immediate need.

The Outlive Yourself Awards is an opportunity to celebrate those who have made an extraordinary impact and truly embody the “Outlive Yourself” spirit by giving back to others. The event was launched in 2015 and is a special night that seeks to celebrate the lives and actions of inspiring individuals while also supporting the mission and work of Taylor's Gift Foundation.

2017 event sponsors include:

Presenting - Methodist Dallas Transplant Institute

Platinum - NationStar and Patricia Dedman Family Foundation

Silver - Espinosa de los Reyes Family and Southwest Transplant Alliance

Kickoff Reception - Park Place Dealerships

Bronze - Massage Envy

Friends of Taylor's Gift - The Apple Family, Hartman Terilli and Dana Love

Gift of Life - LifeGift

Awards - Tiffany’s

Wine Pull - Ben E. Keith

Kickoff Beer - Four Corners

PR Partner - TrizCom PR

Hotel Partner - The Lumen

Listed - Wilcox Investment Bankers


2017 host committee members include:

Kathy and Patrick Aulson

Robin and Norm Bagwell

Saryn and Jonathan Dietz

Shaley and Javier Espinosa

Karen and Tobin Hartman

Shelly Slater Huffstutter and Clay Huffstutter

Roanne and James Lasater

Lisa and Frank Marshall

Ryan Sienty

Sandi and Dr. Bill Taylor

Jo Trizila

Carmen and Lance White

Michelle and Kyle Young

Since its inception in 2010, Taylor’s Gift is on a mission to encourage supporters to “Outlive Yourself.” What does it mean to “Outlive Yourself”? It’s a spirit of giving and a mindset of going above and beyond for others and living selflessly. Taylor’s Gift encourages individuals to register as organ donors as one way to Outlive Yourself.

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