Top Company for Community Philanthropy: Cox Communications
Accepting Award: Pat Esser, President
Reasons for Honor:
- Company spends 12 percent of its gross revenue on philanthropy and of its charitable donations, 49 percent go to multicultural nonprofits. Strong partnerships include the Human Rights Campaign, the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications and 100 Black Men of America.
- Thirty percent of its senior executives (first two levels) sit on the boards of multicultural nonprofits.
- Cox is a founding member of Cable in the Classroom to foster use of cable content and technology to help children nationwide. The company also partners with local Boys & Girls Clubs of America to bring free or discounted high-speed Internet and TV service to low-income families.