Tribute, Memorial, and Honorary Gifts
A tribute gift is a meaningful way to convey sympathy to the bereaved, memorialize a loved one, commemorate a special occasion or honor a person’s life and accomplishments. Your gift to the CC Taylor Foundation made in honor or memory of this special person ensures a legacy that extends far into the future.
How do I make my gift?
There are three ways to make a gift:
- Make a gift online at www.cctaylorfoundation.org/tribute
- Call the CC Taylor Foundation at 601-509-2635
- Mail a check to the:
CC Taylor Foundation
c/o Tribute Gift
Attn: Donor Relations
PO Box 445
Arlington, Tennessee 38002
Please mention the name of the person you are honoring with your gift, and if there is a specific fund being used to honor this person. If you would like the CC Taylor Foundation to notify the honoree or a family member, please also indicate the name and address of the individual to be notified.
What will my gift support? Can I select the area that I would like my gift to impact?
You may designate your gift to any fund (including restricted and existing endowment funds) that is particularly meaningful to you, the occasion or the honoree. A full list of all funds at the CC Taylor Foundation is available here. If you do not have a preferred area, we suggest the funds be used for our Scholarships and Stipends Fund, a student scholarship fund for need-based scholarships for undergraduate, and need-based seminary stipends.
May I create a named fund or endowment to honor a special person?
Endowments are a wonderful way to honor someone and leave a permanent legacy. Endowments start at $20,000 and generate an annual impact that will continue to support your or your honoree’s passions in perpetuity. There are opportunities for named spaces on campus, scholarships, program support, and more. You are encourage to speak to our Philanthropy officer to see if this opportunity is right for you.
How do I mention the CC Taylor Foundation in an obituary or recommend that gifts be made to the CC Taylor Foundation in lieu of flowers?
We suggest that you use text similar to this:
The family requests that memorial gifts be made in support of the [specified fund] at the CC Taylor Foundation. Checks made payable to the “CC Taylor Foundation” can be mailed to: The CC Taylor Foundation, PO Box 445, Arlington, TN 38002 Or you may make a gift online at www.cctaylorfoundation.org/tribute Please indicate that the gift is in memory of [name] by writing a memo on your check or marking the “in memory of” box when making a gift online. Please indicate that the gift is in memory of [name] by writing a memo on your check or marking the “in memory of” box when making a gift online.
Should I alert the CC Taylor Foundation if I would like to direct memorial gifts to the CC Taylor Foundation?
It is up to you, but we appreciate the notice! Notifying the CC Taylor Foundation in advance ensures that we are able to appropriately notify family and next-of-kin about any memorial gifts we receive. Please be prepared to provide the following information: The name of the deceased. The name and address of any next of kin where we may send notifications of gifts. If known, the fund or program that the family wishes to support. If you have not decided, an advancement officer can help you select a fund that best honors your loved one.
I have seen memorial benches and trees on campus, where do I learn more about this option?
Memorial benches and trees provide an opportunity to commemorate your loved ones and beautify the CC Taylor Foundation homestead. Memorial Trees can be dedicated with a gift of $500 to help procure and plant the memorial tree. Memorial Benches can be dedicated with a gift of $5,000 which helps offsets the cost of procurement and installation of the bench and the plaque.
Visit the memorial tree and bench page to learn more.
Our Philanthropy officer would be happy to speak with you and assist you through this process. Please call 1-601-509-2635 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for the Philanthropy officer in the area that you intend your gift to support.
Thank you for thinking of the CC Taylor Foundation.