Employee-Funded Cox Charities Grants Awarded to New Orleans Area Classrooms
NEW ORLEANS – Cox Communications employees delivered more than $14,200 to area teachers through the Cox Charities Innovation in Education program, which is funded by employees. In the New Orleans area, more than 50 area teachers and schools applied for funding in this grant cycle. Details were shared in a press release.
Branded under the theme “Give Where You Live,” the unique, employee-giving campaign launched in 2016 in Cox’s Southeast Region, which includes: Acadiana, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Florida’s Gulf Coast, Central Florida and Middle Georgia. Dollars raised in the New Orleans market stay in the metro area, generated via payroll deduction. Funds raised by local, New Orleans employees benefit programs in Cox-serviceable areas within Orleans, Jefferson, St. Charles, and St. Bernard parishes.
In New Orleans, Cox Charities Advisory Council members reviewed grant applications and chose the following schools as recipients of this year’s Innovation in Education grants:
- International High School of New Orleans (Orleans Parish)
- Encore Learning Academy (Jefferson Parish)
- Success Preparatory Academy (Orleans Parish)
- Benjamin Franklin High School (Orleans Parish)
- Kenner Discovery Health Sciences (Jefferson Parish)
- Norco Elementary School (St. Charles Parish)
“Not only is every dollar of the Cox Charities grants generated directly from the paychecks of generous, caring Cox employees, but a local team of employees reads through every application and determines how the dollars will be best invested to impact positive change in the communities we serve” said Anthony Pope, senior vice president and region manager for Cox Southeast.
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 in the form of Community Investment grants and Innovation in Education grants. Cox Charities does not replace the company’s regular giving and sponsorships; rather, it’s designed to supplement philanthropy efforts and involve employees in the decision-making process.
Cox is currently accepting Community Investment grant applications which are designed to assist 501(c)(3) organizations with programs that benefit the Cox Communications service areas. The application period closes September 20, 2019. For more information about Cox Charities, visit https://www.coxcharitiesser.org/.