Cox Awards 21 Grants to Employee Nominated Organizations
WEST WARWICK, RI - Cox Communications' employees recently selected 21 nonprofit organizations to receive $21,000 in grants as part of its Cox Charities Employee Grant Program, an extension of the company's philanthropic work in the communities where employees live and work. Cox employees have a well-earned reputation for being ambassadors in their communities. Annually, employees are given an opportunity to nominate organizations throughout Rhode Island and Connecticut that support education for $1,000 Employee Advisory grants. An advisory group comprised of Cox employees review and rank each of the nominations submitted. The committee evaluates and ranks each application on several key criteria before final selec-
tions are made. “We are proud to support our employees who donate their time and talent to positively impact our future generations,” said John Wolfe, senior vice president and general manager of Cox New EnglandCommunications Cleveland. “The Cox Charities Employee Advisory grant program is just one of the many ways Cox remains committed to its employees and the communities we serve.” Since 2001, Cox Charities New England has invested more than $5 million in grants and in-kind services to non-profit organizations benefiting the youth and education. The 2012 Cox Charities Employee Advisory grant recipients are the Boys & Girls Club of Meriden, Connecticut
Autism Spectrum, East Windsor Family Resource Center, Enfield Loaves and Fishes, Family Resource Center of Southington, MARC, and the Network Against Domestic Abuse of North Central CT. Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet and telephone services
over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable TV company, Cox serves approximately six 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 new media advertising.
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