The subfreezing temperatures didn't keep 20 hardy TIAA members and guests from registering for a tour of the Federal Reserve Bank in Uptown Dallas. Their building was finished in 1992, has 17 floors and contains a vault full of money that is loaned to other banks in the 11th district. This area includes parts of southern New Mexico, Texas and upper Louisiana which explains why, when Houston called right after Hurricane Harvey and said "We need $500M", Dallas could say "Send the armored truck tomorrow -- it will be ready." We cleared security without a hitch and took a
Fifteen TIAA members/guests registered for the December 7 Enchant Christmas event held for the first time in Arlington at the Globe Life Park.
On the morning of November 14, five TIAA volunteers gathered to work a service project for Readers2Leaders located in west Dallas. Readers2Leaders develops and grows the reading skills of underserved Dallas children ages 3 through 12 so that they succeed in school and graduate prepared to live productive lives. Their programs include after school reading tutorials, help on homework and hands-on activities. Also, a summer camp is offered to improve young children’s reading skills and to experience fun field trips to keep them active when school is not in session.
Hope you were one of the 480 folks who didn't miss this year’s action-packed TI retiree luncheon at the Mesquite Convention Center. It featured a wonderful panel of TI engineers from the TI New Employee Initiative (NEI)! The panel shared insights about their careers, new technologies and product innovations that will shape the future of TI. The “Next Generation of TI Innovation” event was hosted by Jared Miller, product development engineer and chair of the TI NEI. After the innovation panel, there was a brief update on TI’s recent financial results.
On a bright and cool day when comments such as "awesome" and "perfect" were used to describe the weather, some 86 golfers teed off for the 18th Annual TIAA Charity Golf Tournament at the Woodbridge Golf Club in Wylie, TX.
By the end of the day, the tournament had raised $22,025 in donations to benefit The Senior Source. TI and the Texans Credit Union were underwriters for the tournament, making it possible for 100 percent of the donations to go directly to the non-profit agency that helps frail and needy seniors in North Texas.
TI employees and retirees can help victims of Hurricane Harvey by making a tax-deductible contribution through a special fund set up by the TI Foundation. Hurricane Harvey struck Texas an unpresidented blow over the weekend, resulting in flooding and destruction in many cities and communities along the Gulf Coast, including Houston. The TI Foundation just voted to increase their contribution and will give an immediate $100,000 to the American Red Cross Hurricane Harvey disaster relief. Plus, through Sept.
"Impressive" was the comment most uttered after 19 TIAA members toured the new Parkland Hospital on August 15, 2017. This is the third Parkland Hospital to be built in Dallas County and they have come far from a wood-frame building in 1894 to this $1.7 billion modern structure -- up sixteen stories, in fact. Patients are at the heart of everything they do and it remains one of the busiest public hospitals in the nation with 864 private patient rooms and over one million patient visits each year. They are a Level I Trauma Center, partner with next-door Southwestern for the latest in medic
On July 18, over 90 TIAA members and guests visited the newly remodeled Plano Event Center to attend an informative seminar, focusing on Consumer Tips for Security and Savings. Carl Burlbaw of The Senior Source gave an overview of their successful Financial Fraud Detection and Elimination Program. This was followed by a presentation by noted consumer advocate and columnist for the Dallas Morning News, Dave Lieber, with tips on how seniors can save money and avoid scams.
Twenty-two TIAA members braved the steaming summer temperatures on July 20, 2017 to visit the British Flight Training Museum in Terrell, TX. A short movie showed us why this endeavor developed thanks to Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt. The Battle of Britain in 1940 caused many RAF fatalities, it was too difficult to train pilots in Gritaine due to their inclement weather and Roosevelt had bragged about the beautiful, blue skies of Texas, so the first of seven British Flying Training Schools in the USA was built in Terrell. A personal tour by docents told us the
Seven TIAA volunteers went to the Boys & Girls Club on Brown Street in Dallas. We visited and worked with 50 boys and girls ages 6 to 14. These children spend their days learning and playing games in highly motivated group activities organized by the Club’s Program Manager, Sophia Cordova and her staff. Our TIAA volunteers were assigned to one of three age groups consisting of 15 to 20 children to pursue further special assignments.