Nora Everett has been honored with the prestigious 2018 Tocqueville Society Award. This award is United Way of Central Iowa’s highest honor, given annually to an individual or household who exemplifies inspirational and sustained leadership and service to the central Iowa community through United Way.

Tocqueville Society, United Way's premier philanthropic society, recognizes the more than 400 households who annually contribute $10,000 or more into the community in the areas of health and human services.

A committee of past Tocqueville Society awardees selected Nora Everett as the 2018 Tocqueville Society Award Winner. The award was presented at the annual Tocqueville Society celebration on October 24 at Curate in the East Village.

“Nora is passionate about her work, the people she touches, and our community,” said Tom Mahoney, chair of United Way of Central Iowa’s board of directors and chair and CEO of ITA Group. “She is a servant leader who inspires new thinking around complex issues and engages others to fight for all central Iowans to have a chance at a quality life.”

Everett, president of Retirement and Income Solutions and chairman of Principal Funds at Principal, is one of two women appointed to a divisional president role in Principal’s history and has been a model in leadership and community giving. She will become United Way of Central Iowa’s board chair next year. Everett co-chaired the organization’s 100th anniversary annual campaign in 2016, has been a Tocqueville member since 2004, and has been a champion for Tocqueville and Women United at Principal.

“Nora brings tremendous leadership to United Way of Central Iowa, with a deep understanding of the organization’s complexities and a desire to make our community stronger by working together,” said Elisabeth Buck, president of United Way of Central Iowa. “She gives her dollars, her time, and her talents generously and encourages everyone to live united.”

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Since its inception in 1984, Tocqueville Society members have contributed more than $40 million to improving the health, education, and financial stability of central Iowans. More than 400 Tocqueville members give $10,000 annually to create measurable and lasting change to central Iowa’s most pressing issues.

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Sara Kurovski

About The Author: Sara Kurovski

Sara Kurovski is the director of United Way of Central Iowa's Tocqueville Society.