First American Employees Support 19 Organizations as Part of Inaugural ‘Impact Day’

Employees from First American Equipment Finance participated in a day of volunteering that extended from Rochester, NY, to California on May 14. The event was a transformation of the company’s annual employee meeting and was conducted as an outdoor volunteer event.

The “Impact Day,” which followed a virtual townhall session led by Alan Sikora, CEO of First American Equipment Finance, brought together more than 230 colleagues who spent the day volunteering at 19 organizations across 26 Rochester, NY-area locations. Seven additional remote employees also participated from New York City and California. Volunteers arrived at their locations with tools and donations to tackle yard work, painting, sorting and building projects. In total, First American Equipment Finance donated more than $5,000 in materials to organizations during the event.

“First American employees wholeheartedly believe in supporting their communities,” Sikora said. “I can’t think of a better way for us to safely ‘reconnect’ in person than volunteering outside and being purposeful with our time. When we come together like this as a company, we can make a significant impact in the community.”

Local organizations supported through First American Equipment Finance’s Impact Day included:

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Rochester
  • Cameron Community Ministries
  • CP Rochester
  • EquiCenter
  • Footprints of the Heart
  • Gilda’s Club Rochester
  • House of Mercy Rochester
  • The Junior League of Rochester Diaper Bank
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • Meals On Wheels
  • Open Door Mission
  • Penfield Ecumenical Food Shelf
  • Rochester Animal Services
  • Rochester General Hospital
  • Rochester Public Library – Sully Branch
  • Spencerport Canal Path
  • The Friends of Mt. Hope Cemetery
  • Town of Irondequoit Public Works
  • YMCA
  • YWCA

Impact Day is one of several philanthropic events First American Equipment Finance has planned for 2021. The company provides employees with 16 hours of paid volunteer time off each year to support community causes. In 2020, First American Equipment Finance colleagues supported more than 75 nonprofits through donations, fundraisers and volunteer events. In 2019, the Genesee Valley chapter of the Association for Fundraising Professionals named First American Equipment Finance Outstanding Corporation on National Philanthropy Day.

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