The NAPEO Gives Back initiative was launched in 2019 to harness the “Power of Many” in the PEO industry and facilitate community involvement and charitable endeavors. One of the key parts of the initiative is give back to the cities that host NAPEO’s Annual Conference & Marketplace and other meetings by making an impactful contribution to a worthy local charity that will make a real difference for the host city.
“We started NAPEO Gives Back to leave the communities that host our conferences and meetings a little better off than they were before we arrived. -- Barron Guss, NAPEO’s former chair and the driving force behind the NAPEO Gives Back initiative.
In 2019, the first year of NAPEO Gives Back, the association raised more than $52,000 for Anthropos Arts, an Austin-based charity that provides mentoring and musical instruction for low-income students.
Although the pandemic forced NAPEO to move its 2020 Annual Conference & Marketplace from Marco Island to a virtual platform, the association still rallied as an industry to raise money for our 2020 charity partner, Our Daily Bread Food Pantry. Our Daily Bread started in 2016 and now serves more than 30,000 individuals annually, by gathering and distributing more than 330,000 pounds of food. Its base of operations is in Marco Island, FL, with various mobile pantry outreaches across Collier County, where one in eight adults and one in five children are food insecure. Our Daily Bread now serves about 10,000 people per month, up from 2,500 per month before the pandemic.
Together we raised $79,470 for Our Daily Bread. This donation will allow the food pantry to purchase a long desired walk-in freezer. The Coastal Breeze News covered the check presentation to Our Daily Bread, you can read the article here.
The NAPEO Gives Back committee would like to thank the generous supporters who donated to Our Daily Bread Food Pantry.
Chris Connell, iSolved Network
Gary Noke, Prism HR
Barron Guss, simplicityHR by ALTRES*
John Slavic, Slavic 401k
Thad Steele, T&T Staff Management
Ted Crawford, Resourcing Edge, Inc.*
Clay Kelley, claykelley.com*
Andy Lubash, Prestige Employee Administrators
Sean McConnell, Modern Business Associates, Inc.*
Tim Werner, BlueStar Retirement Services, Inc.
Joe Beers, Integrity Outsource
Becky Brumley Newton, Lone Star PEO, Inc.
Pat & Kathleen Cleary, NAPEO*
Michael Colucci, Idilus LLC*
Compass Consulting/Prospective Risk Management
Haley Crum, FrankCrum
Pamela Evette, Quality Business Solutions, Inc.
Abram Finkelstein, StaffLink Outsourcing, Inc.
Celeste Johnson, The Applied Companies LLC
Bruce Leon, Tandem HR
Bill Maness, Syndeo Outsourcing LLC*
Blue Melnick & Bari Baumgardner, SAGE Event Management
Christina Nelson, Pacific HR*
Steven Nigro, TAG Financial Institutions Group
Vic Tanon, Emplicity
* Denotes member of NAPEO Gives Back Committee