Community Engagement

Building A Stronger Community, Together!

As our business has evolved to meet the challenges of a growing marketplace, so has our approach to community engagement.


Through local employee engagement, thoughtful advocacy efforts and purposeful investments, Amur Equipment Finance (AmurEF) and its employees support a variety of innovative partnerships and programs that align with our mission, vision and strategic objectives, create value and help build a stronger community, together. This includes national associations like the American Heart Association, National Earth Day, and Toys for Tots, as well as regional associations like Race for Grace and the Nebraska 4-H Equine Program.

See how AmurEF and its employees give their time, talent and resources in communities around the country. Have a cause that is near and dear to your heart and want AmurEF to get involved? We welcome feedback and encourage all of our employees to propose new charities, associations or organizations AmurEF can support. Submit feedback to our HR team.

American Flag

FrontSight Military Outreach

AmurEF is proud to support our veterans by sponsoring the Trinity’s Annual Golf Classic for Military Veterans hosted to support FrontSight. FrontSight is a not-for-profit organization operated entirely by veterans who share and understand the needs and struggles faced by veterans. FrontSight builds the bond, brotherhood, and camaraderie vital to creating thriving lives for veterans and their families.
Amur Equipment Finance Goes Red for Women Cancer Awareness

Go Red For Women – American Heart Association


AmurEF is proud to support women’s health. AmurEF donates $5 to the American Heart Association for every employee that wears RED on February 1st in an effort to help raise awareness about women and heart disease.
Amur Equipment Finance Table Setting for Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity


Empowering People, Developing Community. AmurEF makes an annual donation to their Capital Campaign, and in return receives a table at the Mr. Habitat Fundraiser.
Annette Schimmer at Ag Day

National Ag Day


The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce Agricultural Committee created “Ag Day” in 1999 to help educate and expand urban children’s’ knowledge of where their food comes from, as well as the wealth of by-products made from farm animals and the land. AmurEF proudly supports Ag Day by being a sponsor, as well as employing board members that actively participate on the committee.
Amur Equipment Finance Goes Blue for Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention

Go Blue for Child Abuse Awareness


The AmurEF team proudly supports awareness for Child Abuse by wearing blue, the official color of prevention, to show their support for children. Employees purchased daisies to support Child Abuse awareness. Many community events and activities are scheduled throughout the month to emphasize the critical importance of preventing child abuse and neglect and keeping children safe.
Amur Equipment Finance employees volunteering to clean up Pier Park

National Earth Day

April 22

AmurEF adopted Pier Park and employees volunteer to clean up the park one Saturday a month.
Amur Equipment Finance Red Nose Day

Red Nose Day


AmurEF proudly supports Red Nose Day, a campaign with the mission to end child poverty by funding programs that keep children safe, healthy, and educated. Through the power of entertainment, they bring people together to laugh and have fun, all while raising life-changing cash for the children that need it the most. Since our debut in 2015, they have raised nearly $150 million and have positively impacted over 16 million children in America, and around the world.
Amur Equipment Finance supporting GRACE foundation for Cancer patients

The GRACE Foundation

April and September

The GRACE Cancer Foundation (GRand Island Area Cancer Endowment) positively impacts the lives of cancer patients and their families who live within 40 miles of Grand Island, NE.  Help is available through several methods, such as gas cards, assistance with medical bills, household expenses, and more. Employees participate in the "Race for GRACE" which is a 2 mile or 10K course that takes place every April. 100% of all race profits go to the GRACE Cancer Foundation. AmurEF proudly supports "We are GRACE" Annual T-Shirt Fundraiser every September, and employees wear T-Shirts on Friday during the month of September to show their support.
4-H Equine Program Nebraska and Amur Equipment Finance

Nebraska 4-H Equine Program


AmurEF is a proud supporter of the The Nebraska 4-H horse program which offers life-changing opportunities for youth. Along with learning horsemanship and animal husbandry, 4-H members practice life skills, such as responsibility, self-discipline, personal safety, goal setting, and keeping records. The focus of the Nebraska 4-H horse programs is the total development of the young person. The horse shows and related equine activities and contests are utilized as a vehicle for human growth and development. The programs aim to develop confident, competent, caring individuals who have good character and are connected to their communities. Awards given at Hall County Fair
Amur Equipment Finance Rocking Against Cancer

Rockin’ Against Cancer


This event will help raise funds for Rockin’ Against Cancer. Part of the funds will be directly donated to the Cancer Research Institute, the leader in Cancer Immunotherapy. This benefit raises money to help find a cure for ALL types of cancers. The impact of such contributions can already be seen in treatments such as immunotherapy, a cancer treatment which uses the bodies own immune system to attack cancer cells; a treatment, which has very minimal side effects as opposed to chemotherapy and radiation. AmurEF sponsored a table for the event
Amur Equipment Finance and Leadership Tomorrow attendees

Leadership Tomorrow

September through June

AmurEF is a proud sponsor, supporter, and participant of Leadership Tomorrow which enhances community leadership by providing an educational program for individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who demonstrate leadership ability and commitment to the community.
Amur Equipment Finance and Big Brothers Big Sister Tournament

Big Brother / Big Sisters of Central Nebraska


For 50 years Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grand Island has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. Their Vision is to help all children achieve success in life. AmurEF proudly participates in their annual Putt Putt Golf tournament to raise awareness and support for Big Brothers / Big Sisters.
Big Grape Logo for Juvenile Diabetes

The Big Grape


AmurEF is a proud sponsor for JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes). About 15,000 children and 15,000 adults are diagnosed each year with diabetes. Approximately 15 percent of Americans with Type 1 diabetes are children.
Amur Equipment Finance and Toys for Tots

Heartland United Way

November / December

AmurEF proudly supports the local Toys for Tots campaign. We open our offices as a drop off location and employees participate by raising money with dip and soup contests in our Grand Island office location.
Domestic Violence Awareness and Amur Equipment Finance

Domestic Violence Awareness


AmurEF was honored to sponsor an industry wide event to benefit the Love Life Now Foundation, Inc. This foundation raises awareness against domestic violence and helps bridge the gap between shelters and the communities they serve. Locally in Grand Island we support Domestic Violence Awareness through The Crisis Center which is a non-profit agency providing 24-hour emergency and supportive services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. They provide these services for Hall, Howard, Hamilton and Merrick Counties.  All services are 100% confidential.
Amur Equipment Finance employee and Central Nebraskan Humane Society shelter dog

Central Nebraska Humane Society

AmurEF is a proud Kennel Sponsor at the Central Nebraskan Humane Society. Employees volunteer walking and playing with dogs and cats.