All over the world, TDW team members are strengthening the communities where they work and live. We trace this commitment to our founders, T.D. Williamson Sr. and Edna Mae. Once T.D. Williamson Jr. joined the company, his wife Carol (pictured to the left) carried the legacy on. Future generations have expanded on their work, identifying new opportunities for giving and volunteerism.
Today, our community relations activities uphold their legacy and reflect TDW family values. Our programs are based on our firm belief that it is not what we take from this world that matters, but rather what we give back.
We encourage our employees to make a difference by participating in local initiatives that align with the five TDW pillars.
Basic Needs and Health
Arts and Culture
Civic and Community
Environment and Sustainability
Thousands of Volunteer Hours Each Year
Our employees support a wide variety of community causes — from organizing food drives to mentoring young people in STEM activities to cultivating Monarch butterfly gardens. Each year, TDW employees log thousands of volunteer hours that equal hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of community impact.
Coordinating philanthropic activities isn’t something TDW leaves to chance: it’s the role of Community Relations Committees (CRCs) at nearly every TDW location.
CRCs comprise employees from different departments who manage everything from volunteer opportunities to charitable contributions. Embodying the TDW values of integrity, initiative and interdependence, each CRC is autonomous and has the freedom to plan and execute projects selected by local employees.
Projects may look different from location to location — there’s no one-size-fits-all mandate from the corporate office — but the goal is the same: to build stronger communities and make a difference in the lives of others.
We take pride in giving back to our local communities around the world. In 2019 over half of our giving went toward Civic and Community efforts.