Nearly 300 guests attended the 3rd Annual Outlive Yourself Awards on Sept. 28 at Union Station in downtown Dallas. The event was presented by Methodist Dallas Transplant Institute to benefit Taylor’s Gift Foundation.
Journalist Kristi Nelson of NBC 5 served as honorary chair and master of ceremonies. She entertained guests throughout the evening with a lineup, including co-founders Tara and Todd Storch; Joe Winters, husband of Taylor’s a heart recipient, and Arnetta Wright, an organ transplant recipient.
The evening honored Dr. Tiffany Anthony, a transplant surgeon at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, and Terri Maxwell, founder and CEO of Share On Purpose.
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 were:
Presenting – Methodist Dallas Transplant Institute
Platinum – Mr. Cooper 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 included:
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
Sandi and Dr. Bill Taylor
Carmen and Lance White
Michelle and Kyle Young
Photo: Tara Storch, Dr. Tiffany Anthony, Terri Maxwell and Todd Storch at the 2017 Outlive Yourself Awards.