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
"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
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