On Thursday July 12, over 60 TIAA members and guests came together at the Plano Event Center for a seminar focused on financial topics of interest. First, they were given an update on the economy as well as financial tips for seniors by Financial Advisor Lisa Calloway. This included a discussion of recent market trends, geopolitical tensions, financial scams and ways to protect your financial identity.
On June 28, 11 TIAA volunteers met at the Texins Activity Center to go to Metrocrest Services located in Farmers Branch, Texas. Metrocrest coordinator Brittani suggested we break into two teams so five of us worked in their food pantry and six of us were transported to their clothing distribution center located in Carrollton, Texas. The pantry team spent the morning stocking the food shelves with canned goods, breads, produce, and household items. The second team unloaded bags of donated clothes and shoes, then sorted and hung them onto racks for client distribution.
Through the TI Foundation, TI retirees have long had the ability to match their donations to charitable organizations in education and arts, as well as United Way. Now, the TI Foundation board is expanding the scope of its matching gifts program to include any charitable organization, as long as the primary purpose of the organization is not partisan politics, religion or misaligned with TI’s corporate values. This change opens the program to thousands of charities that previously were not included.
More than 100 members and guests attended the 2018 TIAA Annual Business Meeting. It was held on Thursday, May 17, at 1:00 pm at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden in Dallas TX with refreshments provided by Texas Instruments.
Her influence was monumental. Her manner was unassuming. Her generosity was legendary. And her smile was unforgettable. At 106, Margaret Milam McDermott was the personification of purpose. She died Thursday, leaving a decades-long legacy of giving and community involvement.
“Today is a sad day – for Mary and me, for our Texas Instruments family around the world, for the Dallas/Fort Worth community, and for thousands whose lives have been touched by Margaret McDermott,” said Rich Templeton, chairman, president and CEO of Texas Instruments.
The TIAA Golf Tournament served as a kick-off to the TI United Way Campaign, as some 92 golfers teed off for the 19th annual event at the Woodbridge Golf Club in Wyle, TX.
Members and one guest are invited to join us for the 2018 TIAA Annual Meeting. It will be held on Thursday, May 17, at 1:00 pm at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden (in Rosine Hall, which is near the entrance), 8525 Garland Rd, Dallas TX. Refreshments will be provided by TI, and a bus will leave at 12:30 pm from the Texins Activity Center on the Dallas Expressway site.
The TIAA 2018 United Way campaign began April 9 and continues through April 25, with Dallas-area TIAA members doing their part to get involved and help their fellow North Texans.
Again this year, the TI Foundation will automatically match TI retiree donations to United Way up to $10,000, doubling the impact of your donation. All former TIers can contribute to the TIAA campaign, but only retiree donations are eligible for the TI Foundation match.
TIAA is pleased to announce that TI’s “Perks at Work” program has been extended to former TIers who are also current members of TIAA. Once a month, TIAA will send an updated roster of all eligible TIAA members to the Perks Marketplace for verification for both when a TIAA member initially registers for this benefit (up to five family members can be included on this record as well) and when placing an order.
OneExchange, the service TI retirees use to gain post-65 health insurance coverage and/or manage RRA reimbursements, has officially changed its name to Via Benefits.
The new brand name was chosen to emphasize the service the company provides in helping retirees gain coverage that suits their needs. The word via literally means “traveling through a place to a destination.”