Let’s go stock up on the “jewels of the summer (hand- picked, ripe peaches), fat blueberries, red tomatoes, blackberries, etc. at a well-known farm market store.
We will catch a bus at the TI Fitness Center at 11:00 am.; shop in the store for fresh, canned or frozen veggies, fruits, casseroles, jams, jellies and desserts; enjoy a delicious BBQ sandwich and a Cider Slush at their outdoor pavilion restaurant (at your own expense) and lick a homemade peach or strawberry ice cream cone before we head back to TI at 2 pm.
We had a great turnout for our first TI Alumni event in more than a year!
Almost 30 alumni members and their guests spent two hours at the Arboretum enjoying the beautiful flower displays, landscaping, and fellowship. An added bonus was the Summer of Sculpture exhibit, a collection of Zimbabwean stone sculptures.
We enjoyed lunch at the Smoky Rose restaurant, which had a large extensive menu. There was enough variety to suit everyone’s tastes. We arrived back at the TI Expressway site at 1:15.
Marie Silverthorne and her husband, Bill Giolma, received the George Heilmeier Lifetime Achievement Award for their family’s continuous support of the mission of the Alzheimer's Association. The award was presented on May 20, at the annual major fund-raising event Ignite: An Event To Remember gala, hosted by the Dallas & Northeast Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Both Marie and Bill are retired TI employees and have been married 46 years. They met while in college at Carnegie Mellon.
The 66-acre Dallas Arboretum is one of the world’s premier gardens, and certainly one of the most colorful. Local residents have deemed this urban oasis to be the crowning jewel of Dallas. As one of the city’s top attractions, the Arboretum garners repeat visits from members, local visitors and out-of-town guests. Come enjoy the Garden for its beautiful vistas, colorful display gardens, and groves of pecan trees, magnolias, crape myrtles, cherry trees and azaleas.
This week is your last chance to contribute to the 2021 TIAA United Way campaign. Click here to make your financial pledge, and don’t forget to have the TI Foundation match it! Your financial commitment to United Way has impact and the generosity of TI and its retirees leaves a lasting legacy within our community.
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:
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 TIAA Annual Meeting was conducted as a “virtual” meeting, over Zoom on May 20, 2021. Attendees heard presentations from both Debi Heaton, TIAA President, and Terri West, Chair of the TI Foundation. Terri’s presentation included a summary of the TI Foundation’s focus areas in the community and also highlights of this year’s United Way campaign
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.