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SOURCE Cox Communications
CHESAPEAKE, Va., Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Cox Communications awarded $145,000 total in grants to 15 non-profit organizations in Virginia through the Cox Charities grants program. Cox Charities provides funding to non-profit groups that support youth, education and technology within Cox Virginia communities. The grants presented today are part of the more than $8.5 million Cox contributes annually through cash and in-kind support to the communities where they do business. The organizations selected to receive Cox Charities grants are:
"Connecting with the communities we serve is an important part of our operations and is at the core of our company values," said Gary McCollum, senior vice president and general manager for Cox Virginia. "We're proud to give back to these 15 outstanding organizations today that are doing their part to enhance the lives of others and improve the places our employees and customers live and work."
Philanthropy through Cox Charities:
Cox Charities awards grants on an annual basis and is open to qualifying organizations. Qualifying organizations must provide education programs that further the academic achievement and development of young people through science and technology, mentoring, literacy and other areas promoting youth education.
Criteria used in selecting the winning submissions, included (but was not limited to): how well the applicant demonstrated a pressing need; how well the applicant demonstrated use of innovation or creative techniques in service delivery; and how well the applicant demonstrated the sustainability of the program as well as the ability for their program to be replicated.
Cox Communications is grateful to the Advisory Committee of distinguished representatives who selected the winning organizations. The Advisory Committee is comprised of community and business leaders. Cox Charities Virginia Advisory Committee members are:
For more information on the 2013 grant awards program and how to apply for a grant, visit www.coxcharities.org.
About Cox Communications:
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 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 new media advertising.
Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in cable telephone and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For seven years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; for seven years, Cox has ranked among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com and www.coxmedia.com.
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