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NAPEO Gives Back Charity Initiative Raises $120,000 for Soldiers’ Angels

| 10/6/2021

NAPEO members raised funds during association’s annual conference in San Antonio.

October 6, 2021, Alexandria, VA — The National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO) announced today that the association’s charity initiative, NAPEO Gives Back, has raised more than $120,000 for San Antonio-based Soldiers’ Angels. NAPEO members also packed hundreds of boxed lunches to be distributed to homeless and low-income veterans.

Soldiers’ Angels works to provide aid, comfort, and resources to the military, veterans, and their families. NAPEO’s efforts will support Soldiers’ Angels veteran support program at the Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities in San Antonio. The donation will help fund Canteen Gift Cards for one full year, to feed more than 11,000 vets as they pass through the VA hospital system in San Antonio.

NAPEO Gives Back was launched in 2019 by former NAPEO Board of Directors Chair Barron Guss to facilitate community involvement and charitable endeavors. NAPEO hosted its annual conference in San Antonio last week.

“We started NAPEO Gives Back to harness the “power of many” to make a difference in the cities we visit. Once again, our industry is showing our compassion to support an organization whose mission is life changing for so many soldiers, veterans, and their families,” said Barron Guss, president & CEO of Honolulu, Hawaii-based simplicityHR by ALTRES and NAPEO Gives Back Committee co-chair.

“We hope that our efforts will inspire others to join together to make a difference for the better in their very own communities,” added Clay Kelley, co-chair of the NAPEO Gives Back Committee.

“We are truly overwhelmed by the incredible generosity of everyone at NAPEO,” said Amy Palmer, Soldiers’ Angels President and CEO. “Their contributions will make a profound impact on the support Soldiers’ Angels is able to provide to local veterans in the San Antonio area. A huge thank you to everyone at NAPEO. We are beyond grateful!”

The National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO) is The Voice of the PEO IndustryTM. NAPEO has some 250 PEO members that provide payroll, benefits, and other HR services to 173,000 businesses employing 4 million people. An additional 200 companies that provide services to PEOs are associate members of NAPEO. For more information, please visit