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.
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 2016:
January - December 2016
Avenue Scholars Foundation
Baxter Auto is proud to partner with the Avenue Scholars Foundation, an Omaha-area program to prepare students for high skill/high demand careers. Mercedes-Benz of Omaha employees have had he privilege of working alongside these talented and hard-working students. Baxter is honored to be named the Avenue Scholars Foundation's 2016 Community Partner of the Year.
January - December 2016
Omaha Public School's Transition Program
The Transition Program offers a variety of services for secondary students with disabilities, ages 18-21, 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.
January - December 2016
Omaha Parks Program
Throughout the year, Baxter Auto donates to the Omaha Parks Program to keep the city's many public parks open. We sponsored three baseball fields in the Omaha and La Vista areas with the Omaha Parks Program.
January 23 (Saturday)
Omaha Children's Museum
Baxter Subaru is a sponsor of the SnowVille exhibit. Enjoy all the fun of winter without the cold in this seasonal exhibit - venture through an ice cave, play ice hockey, build an igloo or scale Mount Everest.
January 28-31 (Thursday - Sunday)
Midland's International Auto Show
Baxter Auto sponsors the Midlands International Auto Show. The auto show gives visitors a chance to check out new vehicles from top manufacturers.
United Way of the Midlands
Baxter Auto employees take part in the Community Strong Employee Fundraising Campaign for United Way of the Midlands. In 2016, Baxter Auto employees raised a total of $16,439.94 to help alleviate poverty in the Omaha, Bellevue and Council Bluffs area.
Boy Scouts of America Cornhusker Council
April 16 (Saturday)
Earth Day Omaha
Baxter Subaru is helping sponsor the Earth Day Omaha event where there will be music, demonstrations and fitness events as well as activities for the kids throughout the day in Elmwood Park. Earth Day Omaha's goal is to increase public awareness of environmental issues.
April 22-23 (Friday & Saturday)
Kicks for a Cure
This fundraiser raises awareness and funding for cancer education and prevention. As a Gold Cup sponsor, Baxter Auto, along with countless other organizations, helps raise awareness and funding for cancer education and prevention through soccer games at Creighton University's Morrison Stadium, soccer skills clinics, autograph sessions and a benefit banquet to kick off the weekend. In 2015, Kicks for a Cure was able to raise more than $300,000 for cancer education and prevention.
April 23 (Saturday)
UNO Claussen-Leahy Walk/Run
Baxter Auto participates in the UNO Claussen-Leahy Maverick Run/Walk to help support the UNO Athletic Department.
May 4-7 (Wednesday - Saturday)
The International Omaha
An equestrian event with daytime jumping, dressage competitions, spectacular opening ceremonies, competitions and an educational expo. This world-class equestrian show jumping and dressage experience is partially sponsored by Lexus of Omaha.
May 7 (Saturday)
Get Down, Get Derby for the Kids Benefit
Baxter Subaru is a sponsor of the Get Down, Get Derby for the Kids Benefit at the Omaha Children's Museum. As their largest fundraising event of the year, hundreds of attendees come out to support the growth of our community's children. The evening includes dinner, drinks and shopping at a silent and oral auction.
May 28 (Saturday)
Omaha Children's Museum
Summer kickoff parade and opening of the summer exhibit, Pirates and Mermaids: Voyage to Creature Cove. Baxter Subaru is a proud sponsor of the summer parade and undersea themed exhibit
May 30 (Monday)
Memorial Day Run & Shoe Drive
Baxter Auto presents the Boys Town National Research Hospital's Memorial Day Run and Shoe Drive. The Memorial Day Run consists of a 400-meter kids' run, 1-mile walk/run and a 5-mile walk/run. The shoe drive accepts all types of adult and children's shoes as long as they are new or gently worn. For shoe donations, you'll also be entered to win a car-detailing package from Baxter.
Food Bank of Lincoln's Empty Bowls Luncheon
Baxter Toyota Lincoln, Baxter Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Lincoln, and Lexus of Lincoln proudly join together to support the Food Bank of Lincoln by donating to the "Empty Bowls Luncheon". This event supports the Food Bank of Lincoln's local programs, which allows the organization to feed the hungry citizens of our community and service area.
June 10-11 (Friday & Saturday)
Village Pointe Wine Festival
Benefiting the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Omaha, Infiniti of Omaha is a proud sponsor the 2016 Village Pointe Wine Festival. Savor the tastes of summer and sample from over 150 wines & tasty food, all while enjoying live music.
June 10-12 (Friday - Sunday)
Sand in the City
Baxter Auto will help sponsor Sand in the City, to raise awareness for Nebraska Children's Home Society who provide safe and loving care to children of all ages. During the event corporate and community group teams work with professional sand sculptors and local architects/engineers to build sand sculptures.
Lincoln Lighthouse Annual Golf Tournament
For the past three years, Baxter Toyota Lincoln has been a proud "Hole-In-One Sponsor" for the annual Lincoln Lighthouse Golf Tournament. This tournament fundraiser supports the Lighthouse After-School Program, which offers middle and high school aged-youth academic support, evening meals and enrichment/recreational activities during non-school hours.June 23 (Thursday)
First Bite Event
Presented by Lexus of Lincoln, the "First Bite Event" kicks off Lincoln's Restaurant Week and is a fundraising event supporting the Lincoln Food Bank. Ticket holders to this event enjoy an evening full of live entertainment, drinks, a silent auction, and one-bite dishes from some of Lincoln's premier fine-dining restaurants.
Nebraska Children's Home Society "Night at the Ballpark"
Baxter Toyota Lincoln is proud to support the "12th Annual Night at the Ballpark" at Haymarket Park. This fun family night is held annually to help build awareness and raise funds for the Nebraska Children's Home Society.
August 1 (Saturday)
Healthy Kids Carnival
Baxter Auto is helping to sponsor Boys Town National Research Hospital's Healthy Kids Carnival. The carnival is an afternoon games and hands-on activities to teach kids about health and nutrition.
Shootout for Cancer Golf Tournament
Audi Omaha is a proud sponsor of Shootout for Cancer, a golf tournament benefiting Children's Hospital & Medical Center and the fight against pediatric cancer. This year's tournament will be held at Champion's Run golf course in Omaha.
August 21 (Sunday)
Omaha Bicycle Corporate Cycling Challenge
Mercedes-Benz of Omaha will participate in Omaha Bicycle's Corporate Cycling Challenge. This is Nebraska's largest one-day bicycling event; the proceeds for which go to Eastern Nebraska Trails Network and used for trail development in the greater Omaha area and eastern Nebraska.
September 10 (Saturday)
Baxter Subaru is helping sponsor KidChella - a kids music and arts festival celebrating the Omaha Children's Museum's 40th anniversary. The event, held in Aksarben Village's Stinson Park, will be full of music, crafts, dancing, demonstrations, food and local vendors.
September 16 (Friday)
QLI An Evening at the Fair
Baxter Auto is helping sponsor this massive indoor "old fashioned country fair." An Evening at the Fair, held in Baxter Arena, is a philanthropic event to help individuals and families across Nebraska and around the nation who are working to rebuild their lives after suffering from a brain or sever spinal cord injury.
September 24 (Saturday)
Voices for Children Spotlight Gala
Baxter Ford West Dodge is a proud sponsor of the 2016 Voices for Children Spotlight Gala benefiting voices for Children in Nebraska.
September 24 & 25 (Saturday & Sunday)
Audi Omaha is proud to support the Bike MS: Nebraska Ride 2016. This ride will drive MS research forward faster, and deliver programs and services to those who face the challenges of MS every day.
September 25 (Sunday)
C.A.R. Distracted Driving Golf Tournament
Baxter Auto will be the hole-in-one sponsor for the C.A.R. Distracted Driving Golf Tournament for the 6th year in a row. The C.A.R. Alliance for Safer Teen Driving wants to reduce preventable crashes and deaths by educating drivers about the dangers of distracted driving.
September 29 (Thursday)
Sunshine Kids Fundraiser
The Sunshine Kids is a non-profit organization established in 1982. The group is dedicated to children with cancer and creating positive group activities and emotional support for young cancer patients. Mercedes-Benz of Omaha is proud to help sponsor this year's event at Village Pointe on September 29th at 5:30pm. Last year we had over 1,000 people attend. This year we hope to have another successful event with more food and drinks donated from our area sponsors. Our 2016 goal is $300,000.
October 2 (Sunday)
Nebraska Humane Society Walk for the Animals
Baxter Subaru participates in the Nebraska Humane Society's Walk for the Animals to help care for thousands of homeless animals.
October 9 (Sunday)
Susan G. Komen Nebraska Race for the Cure
Baxter Ford is helping sponsor the Susan G. Komen Nebraska Race for the Cure. This event raises money and awareness for the fight against breast cancer while celebrating the survivors and honoring those who have lost their battle with the disease. The Komen Race for the Cure series expects more than 1 million participants this year.
October 2016 - March 2017
UNO Mavericks Hockey
Baxter Auto sponsors the UNO Mavericks Hockey team throughout the year. The Mavericks play at home in the Baxter Arena.
October 15 (Saturday)
Omaha Children's Museum
Imagi-NATION exhibit opening
October 20 (Thursday)
March of Dimes Signature Chef Event
Baxter CDJR Lincoln, Lexus of Lincoln and Baxter Toyota Lincoln are proud sponsors of the March of Dimes Signature Chef Event bringing culinary excellence together to help moms and babies.
November 4 (Friday)
Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska
This year, Lutheran Family Services is combining its history Wicker & Wine event with the sports-themed Fandango event. The combined event on November 4, 2016 raises funds for early intervention and prevention programing in Southwest Iowa and all Children's Services Programs.
November 9 (Wednesday)
Salute to Veterans Dinner
Baxter's La Vista stores are proud to support this year's Salute to Veterans Dinner. Baxter Volkswagen La Vista, Baxter Toyota La Vista and Baxter Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram La Vista are all sponsoring this year's dinner - held at Embassy Suites in La Vista on Wednesday, November 9. Doors open at 5p.m. The dinner is free to Veterans and one guest, but space is limited, so register today.
November 25, Gala (6:30PM | Friday)
November 26, Christmas Tree Festival (10AM - 4PM | Saturday)
November 27, Christmas Tree Festival (10AM - 6PM | Sunday)
Starry Nights Pinnacle Bank Arena
Baxter Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Lincoln, Lexus of Lincoln and Baxter Toyota Lincoln are all proud to sponsor the Starry Nights Gala. The event supports the People's City Mission with a Gala, and two nights of Tree Lighting Festival. The Starry Nights Christmas Tree Festival is a community-focused holiday celebration located at the Haymarket's new Pinnacle Bank Arena. Throughout the Festival, the community is treated to elaborate designer-decorated Christmas trees, pictures with Santa, a Children's Workshop, free holiday treats as well as entertainment and an auction. Every penny raised helps the homeless & impoverished of Lincoln through the services of People's City Mission.
November 2016 - January 2017
Subaru's Share the Love
Baxter Subaru will again participate in Subaru's Share the Love event where a portion of every car purchased or leased during the event will go toward a choice of charities. Last year, the charities included ASPCA, Make A Wish, Meals on Wheels, the National Park Foundation and Boys and Girls Clubs of the Midlands.
November 2016 - January 2017
Mazda's Drive for Good
Baxter Mazda will participate in the Mazda Drive for Good event as a way to give back to communities across the country. During the event, a portion of every new buy or lease will go to one of four national or 40 local charities including Children's Hospital and Medical Center.
November - December 2016
Toys for Tots
Baxter Auto and its employees will participate in the local toy drive Toys for Tots. This drive helps bring new toys as holiday gifts for less fortunate children in the community.
November 2016 - March 2017
Creighton University Men's Basketball
Lexus of Omaha sponsors the halftime promotion of the Creighton University Men's Basketball team.