$190,000 in grant monies to be awarded to local non-profit organizations as part of Cox Charities’ annual presentation

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WHAT:
On Wednesday, March 7, Cox Charities will award $190,000 in grants to 42 local non-profit organizations that support Southern Nevada’s children, families and/or education, including programs focused on S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education.

Cox Charities is funded primarily by Cox employee contributions and a variety of fundraisers including an annual Cox Employee Golf Tournament.  A committee, comprised entirely of Cox employees, reviews all grant applications and selects the recipients.  The Cox Charities Advisory Board, also employee-led, approves the grants and awards the monies.

This is the fifth grant cycle for Cox Charities, which has awarded nearly $600,000 to local organizations since 2007.

“Our employees consistently show their generosity to our community through their donations to Cox Charities,” said Steve Schorr, vice president of public and government affairs for Cox Las Vegas. “We are tremendously proud to support these diverse Southern Nevada organizations and the very important programs each offer.”

WHEN:
Wednesday, March 7 – Media interviews available between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.
(Two presentations will be made at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. during Cox’s all-employee meeting)

WHERE:          
Texas
Station – Dallas C Meeting Room – located just inside the hotel’s convention area; convenient parking and entrance on the North side of property.

GRANT RECIPIENTS:

Cox Charities Grant Recipients include:   

Assistance League of Las Vegas – Pocket Books Program; Blindconnect, Inc., — Transitions Program;

Children’s Heart Foundation – Camp Mend-A-Heart; Cultural Diversity Foundation, Inc. – Winning Scholarships for College Online; EDG Robotics, FRC Team 987 at Cimarron-Memorial High School – Mobile Robotics Machine Shop; Horses4Heroes – 8*9*10:  Ride to Win! Program; I Have a Dream Foundation, Las Vegas – Dreamer Services; Las Vegas Natural History Museum – Mobile Museum;

Lied Discovery Children’s Museum – House Calls Program; MIND Research Institute – Las Vegas Math Initiative; Miracle Flights for Kids – Flights for sick children; Nathan Adelson Hospice Foundation – Camp Mariposa; Nevada Blind Children’s Foundation – After-School Program; Nevada Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation – Camp Independence; Nevada Child Seekers – radKIDs Basic Safety Skills Classes; Nevada Community Associates, Inc. – I Excel After School Tutorial Program; Project REAL – Your Day in Court Program; Special Olympics Nevada – School Partnership Program; Spread the Word Nevada – Kids to Kids Literacy Program; The Center, Gay and Lesbian Community Center of SN – Youth Activity Center; The Public Education Foundation – Reach Out and Read Program; The Salvation Army Clark County SAY (Salvation Army Youth) Klub Afterschool and Together We Can Tonopah Community Garden; 100 Black Men of Las Vegas, Inc., $4,000 for Mentoring the 100 Way; American Red Cross, Southern Nevada Chapter, $3,000 for Family Wellness Initiative; Anthony L. Pollard Foundation, $4,500 for Study Island program; Baby’s Bounty, $2,905 for the Baby Car-Go Program; Best Buddies Nevada, $3,000 for Best Buddies program in middle and high schools; Blind Center of Nevada, Inc., $2,500 for a Computer Training Center; Club Christ Ministries, $3,500 for CCM youth centers;Corner4Success Charitable Foundation, $3,000 for the C4S G.I.R.L.S. Club; Easter Seals of Southern Nevada, $4,500 for Social Skills for middle schoolers with autism; Family and Child Treatment of Southern Nevada (FACT), $3,500 Teen Crisis Intervention Program (TCIP); Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada, Inc., $4,950 for the Hometown Heroes Program; Las Vegas Rescue Mission, $4,200 for the Family Food Pantry program; Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation, $4,320 for the Patient/Sibling Sickle Cell Support Group & Teen Council; Nevada Diabetes Association, $3,000 for Injection Connection for diabetic teens; Olive Crest, $3,500 in Flex Funds Emergency Relief; Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Las Vegas, $3,000 for the Lunch Is On Us program; Southern Nevada Center for Independent Living, $4,825 for Disability Awareness Day; The Shade Tree, $3,000 for its literacy program and computers and Women’s Development Center, $1,800 for Life Skills Workshops for adults and children.

For more information or to request a Cox Charities grant, please go to www.cox.com/lasvegas/coxcharities.

Contact:
Cox Charities:
Stephanie Stallworth, 702-545-1003 or stephanie.stallworth@cox.com
FFW PR:
Susie Black, 702-234-5323 or susan@ffwpr.com

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