Gratitude and Doing One Thing

Making a difference is at the core of TIAA’s values. The company will celebrate for two weeks in March, with dedicated activities to be the change in local communities and showing gratitude for those who make a difference. 

Do One Thing to Be the Change week runs from March 14 - 20 and will be kicked off by celebrating Employee Appreciation Day on March 4 with a ceremonial tree planting by TIAA’s President and CEO Thasunda Brown Duckett and the TIAA Executive Committee.

“As part of our commitment to be the change, and in partnership with Arbor Day we are participating in reforestation projects that will plant 15,000 trees in honor of TIAA and Nuveen associates worldwide,” said Sean Woodroffe, TIAA Chief People Officer.“As we grapple with the effects of climate change around the world, including its impact on low-income communities and people of color, it’s efforts like these to raise awareness and be the change that make me proud to work for a firm committed to creating an enduring impact on our world.”

Through this initiative, trees will be planted in locations where TIAA and Nuveen associates work and live, such as New York, Colorado, Illinois, Florida, Texas, North Carolina, United Kingdom, India, and Australia. 

Do One Thing to Be the Change Week – March 14 - 20

In addition to teaming up with the Arbor Day Foundation to plant more than 15,000 trees, TIAA associates will have opportunities to volunteer in their local communities. From educating school children on financial literacy concepts and assembling snack packs and pencil pouches to cleaning creek beds, associates will be encouraged to do one thing to be the change where they live and work. Associates will also be invited to participate in a Be Active Challenge, in which each hour of activity generates a company donation to Girls on the Run.

Week of Gratitude – March 28 - April 1

TIAA associates will have the opportunity to plant a tree in honor of their healthcare heroes from around the world. Honorees will receive a digital certificate in recognition of their impact. Not only is this a way to honor healthcare workers, but it also makes the community better for future generations.