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Community Involvement

Baxter Auto remains a family-owned and locally-operated business, so we value any opportunity to give back to our neighbors.

Tal Anderson, the founder of Baxter, was passionate about serving the community. Those values continue to be at the core of Baxter and we've created lasting relationships with organizations throughout Omaha. 

"I'm really passionate about making certain young people are given the opportunity to continue their education as they see fit."

- Tal Anderson, on co-founding the
Children's Scholorship Fund of Omaha

We support efforts to build stronger communities, showing gratitude for all the community has done to support our dealerships throughout the years. We serve the well-being of our customers, employees, and the neighborhoods where they live and work. 

At Baxter, we see our involvement as a way to step out and support our community. We look forward to participating in many local events in 2017:

Upcoming Events

Cinco De Mayo

May 5-7
To celebrate its Rich Mexican Heritage, South Omaha's Latino community has hosted a Cinco de Mayo Parade for decade. Park of the celebration include a grand parade; both Baxter Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Bellevue and Baxter Volkswagen La Vista will participate in on May 6. There will also be food, music and booths from May 5 through May 7. You'll be able to catch both dealerships during that time as well.

DJ's Hero Awards Luncheon for the Salvation Army

May 9
Baxter Auto is proud to sponsor a table during the Salvation Army's DJ's Hero Awards Luncheon. Jewel will be the keynote speaker and will perform as well as share her story. Eight high school seniors will also receive a $10,000 academic scholarship in DJ's memory.

DJ passed away in 1999 at only 18 years old. He had battled cancer for more than 2 years. The scholarships have been set up in his memory and recognize those who share his dedication to others and their community.

10th Annual Wayne's Golf Fundraiser Tournament

May 10
This golf fundraiser is put on to help raise funds for the Lincoln Children s Zoo. Throughout the May 2017 tournament, Baxter will be along the course serving up food and fun. Baxter's participating dealerships will have fundraising activities for prizes.


May 17-19
BIG Omaha is an annual conference that brings the entrepreneurial community together. Lexus of Omaha will be providing shuttle vehicles for the guest speakers during the event.

Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City

May 25
Employees at both Legends locations are offering up their time to help support Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City. Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City has been helping KC family build opportunities since 1979. We're happy to be able to offer help to continue supporting our community.

Dinosaur Safari at the Omaha Children's Museum

May 27-September 3
This exhibit is designed to take the family on a summer adventure. Immerse everyone in close encounters with life-like dinosaurs. The exhibit will run May 2017 through September 2017. Plus, keep an eye out for a dinosaur-wrapped Tiguan from Baxter.

Memorial Day Run

May 29
This year, the Memorial Day run will offer 3 race lengths. There is a kids' 400-meter fun run, a 1-mile walk/run and a 5-mile walk/run. Baxter Auto is proud to help sponsor this event, held at the Boys Town Skip Palrang Memorial Fieldhouse. Entry fees will be going to support the Center for Childhood Deafness.

15th Annual Empty Bowls Luncheon

May 30
Baxter's Lincoln locations are proud to play a part in helping their community. The Empty Bowls Luncheon helps support the Lincoln Food Bank and its programs. Fifteen Lincoln restaurants will be there, offering soups, breads and desserts. Every attendee also gets a hand-crafted pottery bowl from Down Under Pottery. These bowls are to symbolize the bowls the Lincoln community has filled and those it still needs to fill.

Avenue Scholars Foundation

January - December 2017
Baxter Auto is proud to partner with the Avenue Scholars Foundation. This is an Omaha-area program that helps prepare students for high skill/high demand careers. Employees at Mercedes-Benz of Omaha have had he privilege of working alongside these talented and hard-working students. Baxter is honored to have been named the Avenue Scholars Foundation's 2016 Community Partner of the Year.

Omaha Public School's Transition Program

August 2016 - May 2017
The Transition Program offers a variety of services for secondary students with disabilities between the ages of 18 and 21 who have completed their high school program with a certificate of completion or who have not received their high school diploma. The program involves collaborative efforts from the student, the student's family and school staff to build a plan that will address the students' individual needs for life after high school.

Past Events

The American Heart Association Heart Ball

February 4, 2017
Lexus of Omaha is proud to be a Major Sponsor of The American Heart Association Heart Ball. The 2017 Omaha Heart and Stroke Ball was Saturday, February 4, 2017. The Heart Ball is an evening to celebrate The American Heart Association's work, the donors and volunteers and the lives saved. The Heart Ball is one of the American Heart Associations premier fundraising events both locally and nationally. Last year the Heart Ball raised just over $71 million nation-wide.

Omaha Film Festival

March 7-12
INFINITI of Omaha is proud to sponsor the Omaha Film Festival. Since 2005, the Festival showcases more than 90 films each year. These films are picked from about 500 entries annually. Entries are selected from the following categories this year:
Narrative Feature, Documentary, Short Film, Animated Short, Nebraska Short, Nebraska Spotlight, Feature Screenplay, Short Screenplay

Catholic Charities Dinner

March 11
Baxter's locations in Omaha, La Vista and Bellevue are helping sponsor a dinner to benefit the Catholic Charities. The dinner is part of the Annual Irish Fest: A Celtic Classic. Irish Fest is an annual  fund-raising gala and has a silent auction, live auction, dinner and dancing. All of the proceeds from the dinner will benefit the life-saving and life-changing services provided by Catholic Charities.

Horse Trail Riding Expo

March 11-12
Enjoy the Horse Trail Riding Expo at Chance Ridge in Elkhorn this year. Baxter Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram West Dodge will be helping sponsor the expo. It runs March 11 and 12. This year's expo also makes the third year it has been in the metro area. It's a great event for horse lovers. And offers vendors, clinics and demonstrations related to trail riding - all under one roof.

Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska Cookie Car Giveaway

February 3 - March 17
The Girl Scouts are celebrating 100 years this year. To help celebrate, you'll have the chance to enter to win a RAV4 in the Cookie Car Giveaway from Baxter Toyota La Vista. Just get the secret code from a Girl Scout when you buy your cookies.

Lincoln G.O.L.D.

March 18
Lincoln G.O.L.D. is a leadership development and community engagement program. It's open to high school junior and senior girls. Lexus of Lincoln is proud to be the presenting sponsor for the 2nd Annual G.O.L.D. Gala and to sponsor this organization throughout the year.

Creighton Men's Basketball

November 2016 - March 2017
Lexus of Omaha sponsors the halftime promotion of the Creighton University Men's Basketball team.

UNO Mavericks Hockey

October 2016 - March 2017
Baxter Auto sponsors the UNO Mavericks Hockey team throughout the year. The Mavericks play at home in the Baxter Arena.

UNO Men's Basketball

November 2016 - March 2017
Baxter Auto is proud to sponsor the UNO Men's Basketball team throughout their 2016-2017 season.

Bellevue Invitational Midwest Regional Drill Meet

April 1
The North Central Regional Competition for the Air Force National JROTC Drill Championship Series draws more than 100 teams and 600 cadets to Bellevue West High School. More than 20 schools from Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, North Dakota and Nebraska compete.

France, Flowers, & Friends

April 4
The Lauritzen Gardens Guild is presenting France, Flowers & Friends. This Luncheon and Lecture event features French inspiration. It will feature Sharon Santoni, is "a master at whisking one away to the gentle French countryside." She has written multiple books as well as continually updating a blog on gardening, entertaining and searching for brocante treasures throughout France.

Speaking of Children Luncheon and Conference

April 5-7
The 10th Annual Speaking of Children Conference and Luncheon is a 3-day conference April 5-7. The conference attracts more than 1200 attendees to hear presentations and participate in breakout sessions. Speaking of Children was built to educate the community in the fight against child abuse and is Project Harmony's signature event.

Women Wine & Shoes

April 7
A fashion and wine event to benefit the Children's Hospital and Medical Center's Carolyn Scott Rainbow House. The event will consist of shopping, wine tasting, silent auction, hour d'oeuvres and desserts. It's a great chance to taste wonderful wines while shopping a fabulous Marketplace of shoes, jewelry and accessories - all to support children and families.

Cues Gathering Dinner

April 8
CUES helps offer financial support to three of North Omaha's inner-city schools. The schools CUES supports provide quality education for children with hopes of transforming lives and building hope for a sustainable and successful future. The Gathering Dinner will benefit Sacred Heart School.

Kicks for a Cure

April 21 (Benefit Banquet) and April 22 (Game Day)
Kicks for a Cure is a weekend dedicated to beating cancer. Funds are raised through sponsorships, donations and banquet ticket sales. The Benefit Banquet kicks off the weekend Friday night with about 500 people attending to help raise awareness and gives attendees an opportunity to interact with participating players. Saturday features the high school and collegiate games. The matches all have free admission with donations accepted throughout the day. All proceeds benefit Liz's Legacy.

The Pink Ribbon Affair for Susan G. Komen

April 22
The 2017 Pink Ribbon Affair is the third-annual event that raises funds to help the local fight against breast cancer. This April 2017 event will feature a VIP/Patron party, cocktails, appetizers, a raffle, live music, a wine-paring dinner, live auction and recognition of Pink Tie Guys. This year, keep an eye out for Baxter's own Mickey Anderson.

UNO Claussen-Leahy Maverick Run

April 22
Join the run or walk through Aksarben Village up to UNO's Campus or on the Keystone Trail. The Claussen-Leahy Maverick Run helps support the UNO Athletic Department. There is a Claussen 5K run and a Stampede 10K run as well as a Leahy 5K Walk. There will also be an 800-meter kids race for ages 5-12.

Launch! 2017

April 22
Launch! 2017 is part of College Possible Omaha's End-of-Year Celebration. College Possible Omaha has helped more than 650 high school students at 10 partner high schools in 6 different districts for the 2016-2017 school year. The celebration will be in honor of those students, to launch them into their college careers.

Earth Day Omaha

April 22
From 11am until 6pm Earth Day Omaha will take place on the 22nd of April 2017. Hit Elmwood Park during the day for all sorts of events. Enjoy a Children's tent, a demonstration tent and events all day on the main stage.

Omaha Symphony Gala (PDF)

April 22
The Omaha Symphony Gala raises funds to support the symphony's activities throughout the year. That includes the education programs that reach nearly 30,000 children each year. The Omaha Symphony announced Smokey Robinson will be headlining this April 2017 Gala concert at the Holland Performing Arts Center.

Dining with Dogs

April 22
Enjoy dinner with your dog by your side. Hang out during cocktail hour and socialize with friends and colleagues. All while your pup gets to enjoy mut-tinis and yappy-tizers. 2017 Dining with Dogs is hosted by Forever Friends on April 22 at the Omaha Design Center.

Omaha Children's Museum

Imagination - Celebrating 40 Years of Play
October 15, 2016 - April 16, 2017
The Omaha Children's Museum is bringing back the fan favorite exhibits from the past 40 years. Baxter Subaru is proud to help sponsor this anniversary event. Until April 16, 2017 stop in to visit the dentist chair from the 70s, the news desk from the 80s or see the Itty Bitty City and Once Upon a Farm again.