Cox continues charitable giving in 2021

Press release from Cox Communications

The Cox commitment to Central Florida never wavered in 2021, despite a pandemic, economic uncertainty, and other issues impacting our area. Recognizing the need to give back to our communities now more than ever, Cox gave approximately $1 million  in cash and in-kind donations to local charities and non-profits with a primary focus on youth, education, diversity, and conservation initiatives.

“As our local charities found new ways to provide much needed services to Central Florida residents, we wanted to ensure they could still count on Cox as a community partner,” said Aimee Pfannenstiel, market vice president for Cox’s Central Florida market. “We found new and innovative ways to ensure they could achieve their goals and look forward to continue our support in 2022.”

Among the nonprofits that received funding were The United Way, Peaceful Paths, Family Promise, the Boys and Girls Club, Partnership for Strong Families, Junior Achievement, PACE, Habitat for Humanity, and the Education Foundation. In addition to our annual corporate giving, Marion County Literacy Council received a Community Investment Grant that would cover the costs of up to 75 modules of the GED high school equivalency exam for low-income job seekers, and Howard Bishop Middle School received an Innovation in Education grant that will give 650 students access to programming calculators to enhance their STEM instruction. The latter two grants were funded out of the pockets of Cox employees who donate to Cox Charities.

Along with the monetary support, our employees, the majority of which still work from home, served on nearly 20 local nonprofit boards and committees virtually, to support community organizations in their efforts to reinvent plans and strategies due to the pandemic.

The Cox Central Florida Market consists of portions of Alachua and Marion Counties.

  • I would gladly donate to more charities if my Cox Cable bill wasn’t so ridiculously high! And I don’t even have any movie channels. Every time I call and try to get my bill lowered, I am told all I can do is eliminate services. I have done that but now I am paying a lot more for way less than I was getting just a couple of years ago.

  • Are they still segregating their employees who didn’t get
    The shot and make them use different bathrooms and
    Wear masks or whatever that story was? I get the free
    Over the air TV.

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