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Cox gives more than $2 million to local charities in 2023

Cox Communications donated over $2 million in cash and in-kind donations to Gulf Coast charities and nonprofits in 2023, continuing its long-standing tradition of community support. The James M. Cox […]

(left) Okaloosa Superintendent of Schools Marcus Chamber, Principal Dr. Scheree Martin, Mark Greatrex, president of Cox Communications, and David Deliman, Cox Gulf Coast market vice president (right)

Cox Communications donated over $2 million in cash and in-kind donations to Gulf Coast charities and nonprofits in 2023, continuing its long-standing tradition of community support.

  • The company provided the funding to organizations focused on youth, education, diversity, technology and conservation initiatives. This included sponsorship of nonprofit fundraising events and three major grants.

The James M. Cox Foundation gifted $500,000 to the Baptist Health Care Foundation for a new patient monitoring system at its Pensacola hospital. The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast received $20,000 for tech updates at its Fort Walton Beach club thanks to Cox.

  • And the Okaloosa STEMM Academy in Valparaiso was given $25,000 for specialized equipment from Cox.

“At Cox, giving back isn’t just a tradition—it’s ingrained in our culture,” said David Deliman, Cox Gulf Coast market vice president. “We take pride in supporting non-profits in the community; it’s a privilege to collaborate with outstanding organizations dedicated to such meaningful work.”

In 2023, Gulf Coast employees awarded Innovation in Education Grants to Bluewater Elementary School, Kingsfield Elementary School, Lipscomb Elementary School, Max Bruner Middle School, Myrtle Grove Elementary School and Plew Elementary School.

  • In addition, Capstone Adaptive Learning and Therapy Centers, One Hopeful Place and the YMCA of Northwest Florida each received a Cox Charities Community Investment Grant.

“We’re honored to support our neighbors by not only providing crucial funding to local non-profits, but also through the dedicated contributions of our employees,” added Deliman. “Serving our community is more than a commitment; it’s who we are. I couldn’t be prouder of our team’s relentless dedication to making a meaningful difference.”

Beyond money, Cox employees served on 60-plus nonprofit boards and volunteered nearly 2,000 hours. The company also hosted student hero awards honoring 91 inspirational children who overcame obstacles.

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