Giving Back: Cox Communications

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Cox Communications 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 largest privately held telecommunications company in the U.S., 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.


At Cox Communications, community involvement is more than a commitment; it is a way of life. Nearly 2,000 employees live, work and play in the communities Cox serves within the Southeast Region. That presence translates into a strong dedication to grow and improve the quality of life in those cities and neighborhoods. The founder of our company, James M. Cox, was a public servant, and it is through his legacy that we give our time, talent and resources to our neighbors, the people we care about most.


Cox’s philanthropic focus is on youth and education. The company provides nearly $60 million in cash and in-kind services in the communities it operates. In 2015, Cox Southeast Region launched a unique charitable giving campaign, Cox Charities, which is both funded and guided by employees. Cox Charities provides Innovation in Education grants to local schools and Community Investment grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. Since its inception, Cox Southeast employees have raised nearly $400,000 to donate to schools and nonprofits through Cox Charities.


Cox Charities was created to strengthen Cox communities through the support of programs that positively impact communities in the areas of education, technology, social issues, conservation and the arts.

Steve Sawyer
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