Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, more than 1,700 employees helped during times of need
ATLANTA, August 28, 2015 /3BL Media/ — The Cox Employee Relief Fund (CERF), established hours after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina by members of the Cox family and the James M. Cox Foundation, announced today that it has surpassed $4 million in employee grants. More than 1,700 employees have received direct financial assistance from the fund since its inception a decade ago.
Finalists Named for Central Florida’s Cox Conserves Heroes Program, Public Asked to Vote
ORLANDO, Fla., August 19, 2015 /3BL Media/ — WFTV 9 Family Connection and The Trust for Public Land are recognizing volunteers who are creating, preserving or enhancing shared outdoor spaces. Cathy Brown, Chuck O’Neal and Jim Thomas have been selected as finalists for Central Florida’s inaugural Cox Conserves Heroes program, and the public is being asked to vote now through September 14.
Grant supports expansion of medical facilities and purchase of MRI equipment
ATLANTA, August 13, 2015, /3BL Media/ – The James M. Cox Foundation announced a $500,000 grant to Shepherd Center, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this month. The grant will support a capital campaign to expand the organization’s lab and pharmacy, as well as help purchase new MRI equipment.
The new MRI equipment features a technology that is especially important for multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, allowing doctors to identify brain lesions earlier.
Public asked to vote; program to donate $20,000 to environmental nonprofits in Arizona
PHOENIX, July 13, 2015 /3BL Media/ — Cox Communications and The Trust for Public Land are recognizing volunteers who are creating, preserving or enhancing shared outdoor spaces. Mike Birrer, Marilyn Hanson and John Jordan have been selected as finalists for Arizona’s 2015 Cox Conserves Heroes program, and the public is being asked to vote now through August 10. To vote, visit www.cox7.com/cox-conserves.
Nominations now open for prestigious recognition of Georgia women with significant impact on technology communities
ATLANTA, July 1, 2015 /3BL Media/ — Women in Technology (WIT) is delighted to announce that nominations are now open for the 2015 Women of the Year in Technology (WOTY) Awards. Sponsored by Cox Automotive, a leading provider of digital marketing, wholesale and e-commerce solutions across the automotive industry, WOTY celebrates women technology executives for their accomplishments as leaders in business, visionaries of technology and women who make a difference in their communities.
Waste reduction core focus area of Cox Conserves sustainability program
Atlanta, July 1, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Cox Enterprises’ comprehensive Atlanta headquarters recycling program has led to more than 1,000 tons of materials being reused or diverted from landfills since 2006. Additionally, the company has composted more than 20 tons of food waste and materials from a campus cafeteria since 2014 – resulting in nearly a 75 percent diversion rate.
Call for nominations; $20,000 to be donated to local environmental nonprofits
ATLANTA, July 13, 2015 /3BL Media/ —Channel 2 WSB-TV, in partnership with The Trust for Public Land, today launched Atlanta’s 2015 Cox Conserves Heroes program to honor local environmental volunteers. Nominations are being accepted at wsbtv.com/coxconservesheroes for Metro Atlanta volunteers who are creating, preserving or enhancing outdoor spaces.
Columbus Business First announced the honorees and finalists for the 2015 Corporate Caring Awards. The program honors for-profit companies for their financial contributions, volunteer service and other unique contributions to Columbus' charities and nonprofit organizations. Manheim Ohio was selected as a winner in the Medium Company category for its work with Canine Companions for Independence.
Today is #WorldEnvironmentDay, and Cox Enterprises is committed to creating positive environmental change in our communities by operating in ways that reduce our impact and inspire our employees, customers, suppliers and partners. Environmental stewardship has long been a part of our culture and how we operate our businesses. We formalized this practice into a national program called “Cox Conserves.”