Benefit announcements: TIAA consultants and annual training

Annual training deadline approaching
The Haven online module (part 1) and two active shooter videos in FoxTALE may be accessed through your MyGFU portal. Instructions to complete the training by Nov. 15 were emailed from Darby Thiessen to all active employees on Oct. 30. The Haven and Active Shooter courses are intended for all George Fox employees, both new and continuing. Thank you in advance for being part of our community and supporting the mission of the university.

TIAA consultant appointments available at no cost
TIAA individual consulting appointments are coming up at the Newberg campus Nov. 28 and 30 and at the Portland campus on Nov. 29.

No matter where you are in life—just getting started or planning for retirement—a session with Braden Danielson can help you create a unique plan for your goals. It’s at no additional cost as a part of your retirement plan. You’ll get answers to these questions and more:

•       Am I invested in the right mix of investments to help meet my goals?
•       Am I saving enough to create the retirement income I need?
•       How do I take income from my retirement account once I stop working?
•       How do I plan for short-term goals such as saving for a house or education expenses?
•       How do I manage debt, save money and balance various financial priorities at the same time?

To schedule your one-hour appointment, click on this link. The on-site appointment slots fill quickly, so don’t delay! Take advantage of this excellent resource. You can also visit Advice and Guidance to access online tools and resources that can help you stay on track and save even more for retirement.

If you would like to make a change to your retirement account contribution amount or have questions about your George Fox University benefits, contact Darby Thiessen at 503-554-2188 or

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