Cox Employees Award $10,000 to Gulf Coast Schools

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September 10, 2019
Cox Employees Award $10,000 to Gulf Coast Schools
Pensacola, FL - Cox Communications employees have awarded a total of $10,000 in grants to local schools, through Cox Charities Innovation in Education Grants. The program provides employee funded grants of up to $2,500 for classroom programs and curriculum that encourage and promote students’ ingenuity and imagination. Last spring, schools were invited to submit applications for funding. This year’s recipients of the $2,500 grants are:

  • Choctawhatchee High School (Fort Walton Beach) – Choctaw received funds for graphing calculators for low income students, giving them an important tool for success. 
  • Plew Elementary School (Niceville) – Plew received a grant for their Achieve 3000 program, proven to promote growth in students with special education needs.
  • Longwood Elementary School (Shalimar) – Longwood received a grant to implement “Our Voices in Print”, an individual book students will create using the five steps of the writing process: Prewriting, Research, Drafting, Revising and Editing.
  • Dixon School of Arts and Sciences (Pensacola) – Dixon received funding for their Dixon School Garden which is used by the culinary arts program to teach biology, math and chemistry.
“One of our core values at Cox is to be good citizens of the communities we serve, and that includes support for youth and education initiatives,” said David Deliman, vice president of Cox’s Gulf Coast Market. “Our local employees funded these grants, and we’re proud to see the dollars fueling innovation and connecting area students to a much needed educational edge.”
In addition to the Innovation in Education grants, Cox Charities offers Community Investment grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. This grant application is currently open until September 20, 2019. For more information about Cox Charities, visit

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