TI encourages employees to engage in the community
TI employees and their families learned about a variety of Asian cultures during TI Family Activity Day at the Crow Collection of Asian Art.
TI encourages its employees to take part in the communities where they live and work. Besides volunteering, many are actively involved in sharing cultures, enjoying music and art, learning about nature, and experiencing the many other assets their cities offer.
"We know it's important that employees and their families have rich lives outside of work," said Andy Smith, director of corporate philanthropy for TI. "If you enjoy your job and like where you live and work, you're going to be happier in every area of your life. So we look for opportunities to connect TI employees with our community partners."
"TI believes a company's worth is based, in part, on its contributions to society – by its ongoing efforts to improve quality of life for employees, neighbors and communities," he said.
TI and TI's Asian diversity initiatives presented TI Family Activity Day at the Crow Collection of Asian Art recently where employees were invited to bring their families to experience fun activities that highlight a wide range of Asian cultures.
Dancing, music, storytelling, art and games complemented the renowned permanent art galleries, which include works from Japan, China, India and Southeast Asia.
Members of several TI Asian diversity groups, including the Chinese, Bangladeshi, Indian and Korean employee initiatives, hosted a variety of exhibits, tables and performances.
Enjoying music and art
TI recently marked 50 years of support for the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) by becoming the new title sponsor for the museum's "Thursday Night Live" series.
As a result of the sponsorship, weekly concerts, sketching in the galleries and other art activities are available to the general public at no cost. Besides listening to live jazz concerts, visitors can receive drawing instruction from professional artists. Visitors can also enjoy a free audio tour of the collections.
"This is a wonderful opportunity for the entire Dallas community, including TI's employees, retirees and their families to experience all the DMA offers," said Trisha Cunningham, TI's worldwide corporate citizenship director.
A TI employee and her daughter were up close and personal with a boa constrictor from the Dallas Zoo during a recent visit to TI.
Learning about nature
At an "Audubon at Home" educational session, TI employees recently learned how to turn their backyards into a sustainable oasis that attracts birds and other wildlife.
The brownbag session was presented by the Audubon Society as part of several planned activities for employees during Earth Week. Employees learned how to transform their yards, reconnect with nature and protect the environment.
Zoo animals and their keepers recently livened up lunchtime at TI with a visit to the corporate headquarters. Dallas Zoo staff brought several creatures for employees to see up close and personal while providing information on discounted zoo memberships, a free weekend for employees and their families and other upcoming events.