ATLANTA, Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of National Black History Month, Cox Enterprises announced today a $50,000 gift to the Urban League of Greater Atlanta from The James M. Cox, Jr. Foundation. The gift supports the Urban League of Greater Atlanta's Family Empowerment Program.
"This gift from the James M. Cox, Jr. Foundation helps our programs that strengthen and empower families in Atlanta," said the Urban League of Greater Atlanta's President and CEO Nancy Flake Johnson. "Cox and its associated entities have been tremendous partners to our organization and are known throughout the area for celebrating diversity."
The James M. Cox Foundation previously contributed $1 million to help secure the Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection (King Papers) and pledged $500,000 to National Center for Civil & Human Rights.
"Atlanta is a city rich in history, and we believe the Urban League of Greater Atlanta contributes to the city's ongoing legacy of embracing diversity," said Jim Kennedy, chairman of Cox Enterprises. "We're proud to support this organization and this particular program, which will strengthen families across our community."
In 2011, the Urban League of Greater Atlanta recognized Cox Enterprises with its Equal Opportunity Award of the Year for Cox's commitment to workplace and supplier diversity, community partnerships and engagement.
About The Urban League of Greater Atlanta
The Urban League of Greater Atlanta's mission is to enable and empower African Americans and others to achieve their highest human potential and secure economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights. To accomplish this mission the League focuses on education, workforce development, homeownership, wealth creation, entrepreneurship, health, social work, law, advocacy and other disciplines to bring about equal opportunities and equal access in metropolitan Atlanta.
About Cox Enterprises
Cox Enterprises is a leading communications, media and automotive services company. With revenues of nearly $15 billion and more than 50,000 employees, the company's major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications, Inc. (cable television distribution, telephone, high-speed Internet access, commercial telecommunications and advertising solutions); Manheim, Inc. (vehicle auctions, repair and certification services and web-based technology products); Cox Media Group, Inc. (television and radio stations, digital media, newspapers, advertising sales rep firms, Valpak and Cox Digital Solutions); and AutoTrader.com (online automotive advertising and Kelley Blue Book, vAuto, HomeNet Automotive and Vin Solutions subsidiaries). Additionally, Cox operates Kudzu.com.
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