TIAA Supports United Way Campaign

Oct 15, 2012 | News

Lewis McMahan and Ronnie Brandenurg support the TIAA cookbook.

After raising more than $100,000 for the United Way in 2011, the TI Alumni Association is now running the 2012 fundraising campaign.  Ronnie Brandenburg and Lewis McMahan are again co-chairing the TIAA United Way campaign. TIAA members can support the campaign and give back to the community through either purchasing
a TIAA cookbook, donating or volunteering with United Way. “Every donation counts, and together they all really add up. Even a $5 donation makes an impact,” said George Consolver, TIAA president. “With TI CEO Rich Templeton chairing this year’s United Way Metropolitan Dallas effort, I encourage all TIAA members to make this
a banner year for retiree donations and volunteer support.”

One way to support the campaign is by purchasing TIAA cookbooks for family and friends. Since the TIAA underwrote the production costs, 100 percent of the proceeds will go to the United Way. “As a member of the cookbook committee, I’d like to see us sell all of the cookbooks so TIAA can send $10,000 to United Way,” Ronnie
Brandenburg said.  The cookbooks will be available at the annual TI Retiree Luncheon on Nov. 1 at the Mesquite Convention Center. Ordering instructions are being announced in the TI Alumni eNews and included in the
luncheon invitation mailing.

Another way to support the 2012 campaign is to donate or pledge directly to the United Way. Go to and click on Pledge Now. Or, if you prefer, send your check – payable to United Way – to TIAA/United Way, P.O. Box 740181, Dallas, TX 75374. You can designate that your gift be applied to your local community or a United Way service provider. TIAA members can also explore volunteer options and sign up for a United Way opportunity. For more information, go to to find an area to serve that matches your interests and abilities. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, you can also stop by
the United Way booth at the TI Retiree Luncheon or contact Barbara Taylor, TIAA Community Involvement Team co-chair, at, or Jessica Stewart, TIAA administrator, at

Lewis McMahan, TIAA United Way co-chair, has been part of United Way’s fund-allocation process for more than 15 years. “I’ve visited many agencies and their clients and am humbled by the great work they do every day in our community,” Lewis said. “As much as we do, there is always more work to be done. That’s what motivates me to stay involved.”