Cox Charities 2011 Grant Cycle Opens October 10
HERNDON, Va., Oct. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Cox Communications announces the opening of its Cox Charities grant cycle. Applications will be accepted from Oct. 10-Nov. 11, 2011, with awards announced by February 2012.
Cox Charities is Cox’s charitable giving initiative that supports non-profit organizations focused on youth and education programs throughout Virginia. The program started in Cox’s Hampton Roads and Roanoke service areas in 2009, and this year, has been expanded to include the Northern Virginia region.
“Last year, Cox awarded nearly $200,000 in grants to local non-profit organizations in Hampton Roads and Roanoke. We are thrilled to serve our communities in this way, and to expand the program to Fairfax County and Fredericksburg this year,” said Allen Roberts, VP of Operations in Northern Virginia. “Doing so allows Cox to deepen our commitment to our service areas.”
To receive funding, groups must serve communities within Cox’s Hampton Roads, Roanoke, Fairfax County, or Fredericksburg service areas. Eligible programs are youth and education initiatives involving science and technology, mentoring, literacy, or other opportunities designed to advance the education of youth.
An Advisory Committee, comprised of community and business leaders, has been appointed to make final grant selections following an initial review. The 2011 Cox Charities Advisory Committee members in the Fairfax County and Fredericksburg areas are:
- Allen Roberts, VP of Operations in Northern Virginia, Cox Virginia
- Eileen Ellsworth, President, The Community Foundation of Northern Virginia
- Forrest Parker, Regional Director, Boys & Girls Club of Fredericksburg
- Glenn Kinard, Regional President, PNC Bank – Fredericksburg
- Jack Dale, Superintendent, Fairfax County Public Schools
- Jeanne Sanders, Executive Director, Volunteer Fairfax
- Jim Corcoran, President and CEO, Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce
- Patricia Stevens, Executive Director, Fairfax County Office of Public Private Partnerships
Interested non-profit groups are invited to attend an information session about Cox Charities.
Cox Charities Information Sessions ---------------------------------- Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011 Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011 11:30 a.m. - 1p.m. 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Lunch will be provided Lunch will be provided Cox Herndon Dorothy Hart Community Center 3080 Centreville Road Room 2 Herndon, VA 20171 408 Canal Street Fredericksburg, VA 22401 RSVP by Oct. 6 to Jessica.firstname.lastname@example.org ----------------------------------------
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SOURCE Cox Communications