Partner Profile: Cox Communications

Cox is known as a good neighbor in the community it serves and contributes more than $2 million in cash and in-kind investments to more than 100 community and nonprofit organizations across Southern Arizona. Cox looks to support those organizations with a critical focus on youth and education, diversity, and environmental issues.

Cox’s commitment to the communities it serves is clearly illustrated by their employees’ volunteerism and financial contributions to many non-profit and charitable organizations in the area. The philanthropic support from the communications company and its staff enhances their work in Southern Arizona to invest in the region’s infrastructure with cutting-edge advancements to improve television, Internet, cable and wireless technologies.

“At Cox, philanthropy is a cornerstone of our business; our employees are ambassadors, embracing this philosophy and giving their time to non-profit organizations across Southern Arizona,” said Lisa Lovallo, Vice President for Cox Communications. “It is one of the ingredients that allow us to deliver exceptional customer service every day.”

Cox proudly participates in activities in the community it serves, like last weekend’s Sahuarita Spooktacular, and is deeply committed to funding local non-profits that support Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education as well as art and culture, literacy and leadership development.

As members of the community, Cox and its employees believe in giving back to their friends, neighbors and loved ones. In addition to financial contributions, support is given to these communities with Cox employees donating more than 3,000 hours of their time to help.

Cox Charities funds are raised through employee-driven fundraisers and personal contributions throughout the year, as well as community fundraising partnerships. Since its inception in 1996, Cox has awarded nearly $5 million in grants to non-profit organizations for youth education programs thanks to the generosity of Cox employees and our community fundraising partners.

In Southern Arizona, Cox’s national charitable focus targets programs that help children, poverty, education, and technology initiatives and efforts.

In addition to hosting booths and activities in Green Valley & Sahuarita, Cox is a proud supporter of the Sahuarita Unified School District and its new STEM-related program called Xtronaut, which links students to the OSIRIS-Rex space exploration mission (a joint effort between NASA and University of Arizona).

“We care about education — for our employees, their kids, and our business — and we believe technology is an essential complement to the educational experience,” added Lovallo. “At Cox, serving local needs and fostering improvements in education isn’t a charitable contribution, it’s a sound investment.”