Cox People

Employee Assistance

We all do our best to prepare for the future. But when the unthinkable happens, some of us may find ourselves needing more help than we ever expected. Cox understands this, and through the Cox Employee Relief Fund, we have created a lifeline of support for when our employees need it most. We also offer assistance to meet other life challenges, such as helping fund a child’s college education.

Act for Tomorrow: Investing in the Next Generation

Jim Kennedy Scholarship Fund

For Jim Kennedy, helping children of Cox employees realize their college dreams is an important priority. In 2008, he personally established the Jim Kennedy Scholarship Fund. Now in its eighth year, the Fund annually awards ten $10,000 scholarships to high school seniors with a parent or guardian who is a nonexecutive employee and has worked full-time at a Cox company for at least three years. An independent committee selects recipients based on financial need and demonstrated commitment to personal development. The scholarship is automatically renewed for up to three additional academic years, reaching a total value of $40,000, provided the student continues to meet established criteria.

Making Holidays Brighter

Season For Sharing

To help make their holiday season brighter, the Season for Sharing program assists Atlanta-based Cox employees and their families who are experiencing financial hardships. Employees are encouraged to apply for themselves, a family member or a colleague, and checks for up to $500 are mailed in mid-December to help cover holiday expenses.

Now in its 17th year, the Season for Sharing program has provided support to more than 2,500 Cox employees and their families. The 2016 program granted over $197,000 in assistance to 540 employees.