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News Release April 26, 2016
"We are overwhelmed with gratitude toward Cox Charities for their generous support," said Helen Pernicone, executive director, South Kingstown CARES. "We believe in educating the whole child and we collaborate with the teachers in order to reach as many students as we can. We are so proud of the work we do with the students of South Kingstown and this gift will enable us to continue to serve them and expand our programs."
Cox Communications is celebrating 15 years of supporting youth education by awarding 15 grants totaling more than $185,000 in the company's northeast region, comprised of Rhode Island, Connecticut and Ohio. Ten of organizations honored with grants are Rhode Island after-school and summer STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning programs.
The 10 recipients were awarded their grants at a special ceremony presided over by Treasurer Seth Magaziner on April 26 in West Warwick.
"Every day, 14 million students across the country leave school and have nowhere to go. We are proud to support organizations that encourage academic aspirations and increase the likelihood of those students earning high school diplomas," said Jay Allbaugh, senior vice president and region manager, Cox Communications.
Recipients were selected by a committee comprised of elected officials, community partners and business leaders for their commitment to STEM-based programming.
"Cox has always been a true supporter of youth and education in our state," said Seth Magaziner, Rhode Island general treasurer. "The company has consistently recognized and funded deserving organizations, all of which are working tirelessly to enrich children's lives with creative and effective STEM-based programs."
Cox Charities is the charitable giving initiative of Cox Communications. In its inaugural year of 2001, $28,000 was awarded to five organizations in Rhode Island and Connecticut. In 2016, that number has increased almost seven-fold to $185,000. Since 2001, Cox has invested more than $6 million in grants and in-kind support throughout the northeast.
2016 Rhode Island Cox Charities Grants Recipients:
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