The Legacy Gift Program: Assisting Donor Families in Need


The Legacy Gift program was established to provide financial assistance to individuals and families touched by organ donation. Assisting with needs such as burial expenses, utilities, rent, and more, Taylor’s Gift Foundation works to help those who are facing immediate need. 

By partnering with Organ Procurement Organizations (OPOs) that include Southwest Transplant Alliance (STA)LiveOnNY, and LifeGift, Taylor’s Gift is able to work hand in hand with these partners to fulfill the immediate needs of donor families.


Taylor’s Gift currently serves three OPOs in the United States:

Southwest Transplant Alliance (STA)

STA serves a population of 7.3 million in the state of Texas.

  • Abilene, Beaumont, Bryan/College Station, Corpus Christi, Dallas, El Paso, Galveston, Longview, Midland/Odessa, Sherman/Denison, Temple, Texarkana, Tyler, Victoria, and Wichita Falls.


LifeGift serves a population of 10 million people in the state of Texas

  • Houston and surrounding areas, including Montgomery, Harris, Liberty, Trinity, and Fort Bend counties
  • Greater Fort Worth area, including Tarrant, Wise, and Parker counties
  • Lubbock, Amarillo and surrounding counties


LiveOnNY serves a population of 13 million people in the greater New York metropolitan area.

  • New York City (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island)
  • Long Island (Nassau and Suffolk counties)
  • Westchester and Northern Counties (including Dutchess, Orange, Putnam and Rockland) Pike County, PA


ARORA serves a population of 2.5 million in the state of Arkansas.

 The Impact

“STA helps families through the emotional and logistical process of donating a loved one’s organs, but, like all OPOs, we are prevented by law from providing direct financial assistance. Legacy Gift grants through the Taylor’s Gift Foundation often help donor families in important ways that STA can’t.”

- Patricia Niles, President and CEO of STA

“Organ donation is not only about those who receive, it is very much about those who give and the families of those who give. We commend Taylor’s Gift for their vision to support donor families in a meaningful way that the NYODN and other organ recovery organizations are unable to provide.”

-  Helen Irving, President and CEO of LiveOnNY

“LifeGift is pleased to work with Taylor’s Gift Foundation in an effort to offer more hope to families who have experienced the loss of a loved one and donated lifesaving organs and tissue for transplantation. The Foundation helps donor families in difficult situations, after the donation has occurred, specifically with resolving financial burdens after experiencing a traumatic loss.”

-  Kevin Myer, President and CEO of LifeGift

“ARORA’s purpose is to restore lives. The restoration of life happens not only at transplantation but the generosity to give life to another can be restorative in the midst of an unexpected and tragic loss.  In our support of donor families, we are grateful to partner with Taylor’s Gift in assisting families in a continuum of care in ways we are not able.”

-Alan Cochran, President and Executive Director of ARORA

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