After the ’08 economic downturn that affected so many, TPG founded its employee volunteering program that quickly became a touchstone of our company culture. Instead of an annual holiday party, we began a new tradition of volunteering as a company instead. Says Lisa Veber, current Executive Director of the TPG Foundation and who has overseen the volunteering program since 2013, “It’s very important to Rod [Cruickshank] and to the company that we help others who can’t help themselves.” Today, along with the company-wide volunteering event, each employee receives 32 hours of PTO annually to work for the organization of their choice—from school visits to environmental causes to animal rescue groups and beyond.