Regardless of what some people say, the hard-working TIAA Travel & Events (T&E) subcommittee’s goal is not to eat our way across Texas. Nor is it to have the most fun and the loudest meetings. (One TIAA president found our meeting just by following the sound of laughter.)
In response to the tornadoes and storms that impacted several North Texas communities on December 26, the TI Foundation has made an immediate $25,000 grant to the American Red Cross and has committed to match TI employee and retiree donations to the American Red Cross up to an additional $25,000. For the match, employee and retiree donations must be made through this microsite by January 15, 2016.
If you made a contribution in 2015 to either an education or arts and cultural organization, the deadline to get the TI Foundation match for that donation is January 31st.
Also, if you volunteered for a nonprofit agency, the deadline is the same to submit hours for the Volunteer Incentive Program (VIP).
To request your dollar-for-dollar match or VIP grant, click here. After gifts and volunteer hours are registered online, the receiving organization must confirm the donation and or volunteer hours by February 29th.
TIAA has reviewed its practice of creating and distributing a large printed newsletter each quarter.
The reality is the vast majority of our communications are now received by members and others via email. It just doesn’t make sense to continue the considerable expense and effort required to carry on this tradition when there is a better way to serve our members who do not have email.
More than 500 retirees, guests, volunteers, and exhibitors attended this year’s TI Retiree Luncheon at the Mesquite Convention Center on October 1. TI Alumni Association President, Larry James, welcomed attendees and introduced special guests from TI and recognized the Legend Sponsors of the upcoming TIAA Annual Charity Golf Tournament, and thanked the Texans Credit Union and TI for their role as Underwriters for the tournament. He also thanked all the volunteers, both those from TI and from the TIAA for their work in preparing for the luncheon.
The 16th Annual TIAA Charity Golf Tournament raised more than $27,000 in donations and pledges for two worthwhile charities: the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas and 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 charities.
On January 1, TI will transition retiree health care coverage for age 65 or older retirees from the TI group retiree health plan to OneExchange, the largest private independent health care exchange in the U.S.
This change will affect all current age 65 and older retirees and their eligible dependents. It will also affect future retirees who are eligible for the TI retiree health benefit when they become Medicare-eligible at age 65.
Under this new arrangement, these retirees will be able to:
At the On My Own Time art exhibition at the Texins Activity Center, a total of 26 artists – active TIers, TI retirees, TI Contractors, and their spouses – entered 46 art objects in 9 categories. The art objects were on display from August 2 through 14 and were judged by Tracee Robertson, Director of the University of North Texas Art Galleries.
The Annual TI Retiree Luncheon will be held at the Mesquite Convention Center on Thursday, October 1. Doors will open at 9:30 am, with a barbeque lunch served at 11:30 am. The speaker this year will be Steve Lyle, who serves as director of engineering workforce development and university marketing for Texas Instruments. He oversees worldwide university collaboration involving recruiting, research and marketing activities for the company, as well as penetrating university curriculum with TI technology across the globe.
TIAA is teaming up again with active TIers for the 16th Annual TIAA Charity Golf Tournament. The event is scheduled for Monday, October 19, at the Woodbridge Golf Club in Wylie, TX. It will benefit two worthwhile charities – the United Way and The Senior Source. Texas Instruments and the Texans Credit Union are underwriters for the tournament, making it possible for 100% of donations to go directly to the charities.