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Athene, honored again by United Way, sets a high bar in community involvement, philanthropy

May 5, 2024
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West Des Moines-based Athene is a relative newcomer to the metro; its purchase of Aviva USA closed in October 2013. Yet Athene is a six-time winner of the Spirit of Central Iowa award, bestowed for “exceptional commitment to our community” through giving, advocating and volunteering.

The United Way of Central Iowa presented the award last week at its annual Live United luncheon, where Athene was praised for its 2023 United Way campaign total of $2.5 million in donations, a 30% increase over 2022, with 90% of employees participating. In addition, 374 staffers volunteered at nonprofits during United Way’s Day of Action.

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