Taylor’s Gift Foundation Welcomes New Director of Grief Support Services

Taylor’s Gift Foundation, a Dallas-based nonprofit whose mission is to provide organ and tissue donor families with free grief support after the loss of their loved one, has announced that Hannah Showalter has been named the new director of grief support services.

As director of grief support services at Taylor’s Gift Foundation, Showalter will strategize, implement, and maintain the program’s initiatives to assist donor families in their grief journeys. She will also develop program assessment protocols for evaluation and improvement.

“Throughout her career, Hannah has worked tirelessly to help individuals and families navigate the complexities of grief, which made her the ideal candidate for this role,” said Paige Anderson, executive director of Taylor’s Gift Foundation. “We look forward to her positive impact in facilitating and leading the Taylor’s Gift Grief Support Program.”

A licensed master social worker (LMSW), Showalter has extensive experience in providing emotional support for those experiencing grief and trauma. She combines evidence-based therapeutic techniques with a deep understanding of the unique challenges faced by those experiencing sudden and traumatic losses. Showalter has developed numerous grief support programs for diverse communities, including children, families, medical professionals, and incarcerated individuals.

“I look forward to helping Taylor’s Gift Foundation grow and expand the grief support program. We aim to surround every donor family with a circle of compassion, so they never have to bear the weight of grief alone. What Taylor’s Gift Foundation provides – a safe place for donor families to share and grieve – is filling a critical gap in the donation community in the nation, and I’m so proud to be a part of it,” said Showalter.

“With Hannah leading our grief support program, Taylor’s Gift Foundation will continue to serve as a source of strength to donor families nationwide. I’m excited to see our program grow to support even more grieving donor families with her leading the way,” said Tara Storch, co-founder of Taylor’s Gift Foundation.

The Storches founded Taylor’s Gift Foundation in 2010 after losing their daughter, Taylor, in a tragic skiing accident in Beaver Creek, Colo. In January of 2022, Taylor’s Gift Foundation launched its grief support initiative, the Taylor’s Gift Grief Support Program, and has partnered with multiple organ procurement organizations (OPOs) across the country so that donor families have open access to the emotional and grief support they need as they cope with their devastating loss.

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