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Cox Charities Grant Cycle - 8/21/2017 -

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

August 8, 2017

Cox employees to award $75,000 to Southeast Region nonprofits Agencies can apply for grants up to $5,000

Lafayette, La. - Cox Communications announced today that it will award more than $75,000 to nonprofits in its three-state, Southeast Region through Cox Charities, which is funded by employees. The company is accepting applications for Community Investments Grants at www.CoxCharitiesSoutheast.com through Friday, September 15, 2017. Community Investment Grants are designed to assist 501(c)(3) organizations with programs that benefit the Cox Communications service areas. Agencies can apply for grants up to $5,000.

Branded under the theme "Give Where You Live," Cox Charities is a unique, employee-giving campaign that was launched in 2015 in Cox's Southeast Region, which includes: Acadiana, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Florida's Gulf Coast, Central Florida and Middle Georgia. What's more, the dollars raised in each market stay in the market in which they were generated. Funds raised by local, Acadiana employees will benefit programs in Cox-serviceable areas within Acadia, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Martin, St. Mary and Vermilion parishes.

"Cox Charities is both funded and guided by employees. A local team of dedicated employees in each of our six markets will decide how every dollar is invested back into the communities we serve. Our company and our employees are passionate about supporting programs that positively impact where we do business," said Julie Dronet, market vice president for Cox in Acadiana.

Cox Charities was created to strengthen Cox communities by supporting programs in the areas of education, technology, social issues, conservation and the arts. Funds are distributed annually in the form of Community Investment Grants and Innovation in Education Grants. The Innovation in Education Grants Cycle occurs in the spring of each year; in 2017, employees donated nearly $40,000 to local schools.

In addition to Community Investment Grants and Innovation in Education Grants, a portion of the funds helps Cox employees. The Cox Benevolent Fund is a relief fund to aid Cox employees with short-term financial assistance during unexpected and unavoidable financial hardships and emergencies.

For more information about Cox Charities and to access the grant application, visit www.CoxCharitiesSoutheast.com.

About Cox Communications

Cox is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and home security and automation services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable company, Cox serves approximately 6 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and digital media advertising. Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in broadband, voice and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For nine years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; Cox has ranked among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity 12 times. More information about Cox is available at www.cox.com and www.coxmedia.com.

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Media Contact:

Patricia Thompson

(337) 254-0341

Patricia.Thompson@cox.com


 

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