Pepper receives Nation of Neighbors Award

Cynthia Tidwell

Royal Neighbors, one of the largest women-led life insurers in the U. S., recently awarded 10 nationwide Nation of Neighbors awards to women dedicated to helping others. Among the recipients was Lane & Waterman Director of Marketing & Client Relations, Melissa Pepper. Through nominations from their members, Nation of Neighbors provides financial support to empower women of strength and courage to achieve their full potential, realize a sense of renewed personal growth, and make a difference in their communities.

Recipients of the Nation of Neighbors award receive $10,000 to be used for the purpose for which the funds were awarded. Melissa will donate her funds to the new nonprofit Lead(H)er, which she founded earlier this year. Lead(H)er connects young professional women with experienced leaders to fuel career and community engagement. The new organization launched this week at an event in downtown Davenport, complete with a check presentation from Royal Neighbors CEO and President, Cynthia Tidwell.