Our annual United Way campaign launched on May 3 and will run through May 21. During these three weeks, consider getting involved to help United Way and Texas Instruments achieve this campaign’s mission to “Live United to build stronger communities.” In addition to giving, there are other ways to make an impact with United Way during the campaign:
You are invited to attend the virtual TIAA Annual Meeting on Thursday, May 20, at 1:00 p.m. using Zoom. The purpose of the meeting is to elect officers for our association. In addition, there will be an overview of the TIAA by our President, Debi Heaton. Terri West, a recent retiree and Chair of the TI Foundation, will give an update on United Way and the TI Foundation’s matching program.
TI Announces Virtual Volunteer Projects Available to TI Retirees
and TIAA Members during the United Way Campaign
TI has invited retirees and other TIAA members to participate in this year’s TI United Way Campaign, set for May 3 through 21. Terri West, a recent TI retiree, is heading the TIAA Campaign this year.
United Way has been a long-time partner of Texas Instruments to build stronger communities through its giving and volunteering programs. The three areas United Way focuses on -- education, income and health – are considered the basic building blocks of opportunity that many of us have often taken for granted. But if the last year of living through the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us one thing, it is this: Our financial stability and our health are precious, and too many of our neighbors have been impacted.
The winter storms and record cold temperatures that battered Texas have forced millions of the state’s residents to search for survival basics, including shelter, food and water. Many of our company’s nonprofit partners are on the front lines addressing the humanitarian crisis created by the storm.
At its January 2021 meeting (held via Zoom), the TIAA Leadership Team approved extension of the free membership program first announced at the 2020 TIAA Annual Membership Meeting. The action is being taken due to the extended curtailment of normal TIAA member activities as a result of COVID. The team remains hopeful that health guidelines will allow the resumption of “live” activities sometime in the second half of this year.
Richard Guldi Recognized with the
TI Founders Community Impact Award
The TI Foundation will match your volunteer service at eligible, U.S.-based nonprofit organizations. For every 10 hours volunteered, the TI Foundation will make a contribution of $125 to the nonprofit where the volunteer hours were performed. Multiple applications may be submitted per year, for a maximum of $1,000, however, each request must be for a minimum of 10 hours.
Wilma Jean Smith
March 13, 1930 - January 10, 2021
Wilma Jean (Frair) Smith of Allen, Texas passed away on January 10, 2021 at age of 90. She was born on March 13, 1930 to John Craig Frair and Lola Frances (Pigg) in McKinney, Texas. Wilma married Wylie J.C. Smith on February 8, 1947.