MEG’s Gift is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit public charity created in 2015 to honor the life of Megan Elizabeth Garbach. Throughout her lifetime, Megan was an emulation of compassion, giving, and kindness.  She unabashedly shared these gifts with every person she met.   These gifts live on today through MEG's Gift.


Our mission is guided by a vision of a more loving community that better understands, accepts and helps individuals suffering with mental illness, especially those who are most in need.


As a group of family and friends loyal to this cause, the board of directors and leadership team of MEG’s Gift are committed to pursuing this mission with creativity, energy, and enthusiasm as they model Megan’s compassionate and loving ways.


Our flagship fundraising event. Community members gather at Shadow Lake in Penfield New York for our Golf Tournament, Silent Auction and Dinner.   Proceeds from the event go to a local organization that our board of directors chooses as a primary beneficiary.  


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We collect donations year round through individual and family foundation giving, corporate sponsorships, memorial giving and proceeds from special community events.

Members of our leadership team have been mental health advocates as guests on local radio and TV shows, community health fairs, awareness walks and professional conferences. We sponsor educational events that promote and advocate for mental health intervention in our community. 


We believe that learning about mental illness is an integral part of supporting those whose lives are affected by it.   Our yearly publication, MESSAGES, aims to provide information and resources to individuals in our community.