About us

A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things that renew humanity.


‘For Tom and Meg Names, these were more than just lovely platitudes—these were the values they lived every day. Tom was loyal and kind and humble to the core, the kind of man who was everyone’s best friend. He grew up in Tacoma, Washington and played golf and basketball at Stadium High School. He was stationed in South Korea during the Korean conflict. He later attended College of the Puget Sound (now University of Puget Sound.) And that’s where he met Anna Margaret “Meg” Horan.

Meg had grown up on an apple orchard in Wenatchee, Washington. She was active in her church and she loved to ride horses. Kind, smart, and funny, Meg was perfectly matched for Tom. They married and lived in Fircrest, Washington (and then Tacoma) for the rest of their lives. Tom served a member of the local Rotary Club, the president of Fircrest Golf Club and as a board member for the Names Family Foundation. Meg served in the Tacoma Orthopedic Guild and in her church. They also loved to travel and play golf but their true heart lied with their family. Tom and Meg were a regular fixture at their children’s and grandchildren’s athletic events.

This foundation is dedicated to their spirit and to their idea the force of kindness and mercy could move mountains.


  • Giving History 2018
    • University of Portland for the UP Boathouse and Rowing Center Construction Trust
    • University of Puget Sound Welcome Center
    • Westmont College Sports Programs
    • East Side Community Center
  • Giving History 2017
    • East Side Community Center
    • Mary Bridge Children’s Foundation-Festival of Trees
    • University of Washington Athletics
    • Washington State University Athletics
    • Greater Metro Park FDN-Imagine Eastside
    • Multicare Health Foundation/South Sound Behavioral Health
    • Multicare Health Foundation/Helping Hands Gig Harbor
    • University Place Presbyterian Church
    • American Heart Association/Dinner with Heart Event
    • Families Unlimited Network
    • YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties
    • Young Life of Greater Tacoma
    • Tacoma Athletic Commission
    • National Football Foundation
    • Children’s Museum of Tacoma
    • Curtis High School Girls Soccer, Boys Golf and Girls Lacrosse
    • Hilltop Artists Summer School
    • Cancer Pathways Camp Sparkle
    • Graduate Tacoma
  • Giving History 2016
    • Mary Bridge Children’s Foundation-Festival of Trees
    • University of Washington Athletics
    • Washington State University Athletics
    • Greater Metro Park FDN-Imagine Eastside
    • Multicare Health Foundation/South Sound Behavioral Health
    • Multicare Health Foundation/Helping Hands Gig Harbor
    • University Place Presbyterian Church
    • American Heart Association/Dinner with Heart Event
    • Families Unlimited Network
    • YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties
    • Young Life of Greater Tacoma
    • Salvation Army of Tacoma
    • University of Puget Sound

  • UP Rowing House
    University Of Portland Rowing House
  • UPS
    Names Strength Training Area University Of Puget Sound
  • Eastside Community Center
    East Side Community Center