Our Partners

Supporting your Boys & Girls Club


($20,000 and Up)

Featured Partner: COX


The new school year has just kicked off and students are eager to learn. The education of today’s students is different today than it was only a few years ago. Technology has changed the way students learn and receive their information both inside the classroom and at home. With so many of today’s teachers assigning homework online, high‐speed Internet service is no longer a luxury for families. It has become an essential tool for succeeding in school and in life. Teachers are increasingly incorporating digital tools in the classroom to enhance learning, assigning homework and posting grades online, and using email to communicate with parents. Students who do not have access to high-speed Internet are being left behind. Today’s student is tomorrow’s employee and we should give them every tool available to achieve their goals.

That’s why Cox has partnered with Connect2Compete to bring these families online. Connect2Compete offers families with K‐12 students high‐speed Internet service for just $9.95 a month. If you have at least one child receiving free school meals from their school, and have not had Cox Internet service for 90 days, you could be eligible for this great program. More information is available online at www.connect2compete.org/cox, or by calling 1‐855‐222‐3252.

Compete 2 Connect

Connect2Compete is just one of many ways Cox is involved in the community. In 2014, Cox Communications gave nearly $1 million in cash and in-kind contributions to charities and non-profits in Escambia and Okaloosa counties. This number includes the new computer tech center that the James M. Cox Foundation awarded to the Pensacola Boys and Girls Club in 2014. In addition, Cox employees have volunteered thousands of hours serving as board members, volunteers, mentors and as Cox Ambassadors at various events such as the United Way Day of Caring.

It is the culture of Cox Communications to give back to the communities we serve. We are happy to be a part of the Boys and Girls Club, both at the local and national level, and look forward to many years of partnership ahead.



Destin Charity Wine Auction

Destin Charity Wine Auction

On behalf of all the children served, our dedicated staff and our Board of Directors, we would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to the Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation for your support of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast.

Your generous contribution of $100,000 will help us continue providing the youth of our community with a safe, positive and enriching environment.

“We are proud to partner with Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation and greatly appreciate their support. Money raised by DCWAF and reinvested into our communities not only changes lives, but makes this area a better place to be. Thank you for all you do.”
Todd Wilkinson, Chairman of the Board of Directors.

“Thank you Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation for your profound giving that will positively impact the lives of Club youth throughout Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast, which will help them realize their potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.”

Shervin Rassa, Chief Executive Officer

United Way of Escambia County

United Way of Escambia County

United Way of Okaloosa – Walton County

United Way of Okaloosa – Walton County

Earl & Sandra Hamilton

The Dugas Family


($10,000 and Up)

The Jeremiah Milbank Society

The Jeremiah Milbank Society members are individual donors and families that support Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast with deep commitment and an unrestricted gift of $10,000 or more during a single year.

Fort Walton Beach Charities, LLC

Publix Super Markets Charities

Boeing Employees Community Fund


($5,000 and Up)

Cox Communications

Best Buy

DW McMillan Foundation

Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Department

Semper Fi 5K


State Farm Mentoring Grant

Walton County Sheriff’s Office

BBVA Compass


Gulf Power



($500 and Up)


Daniel & Margaret Roehl

Destin Rotary Club

Profitt PR, LLC

The Chadbourn Foundation

David Morgan, Escambia County Sheriff

Ninth Avenue Charity Bingo

Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village


($2,500 and Up)

American Legion Post 378 GB
Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Captain Norman & Vicki Antrainer
Choctawhatchee Bay Piling & Dock, Inc.
Donald McMahon
Kohl’s Department Store
Marti Coley Campaign
NRO Charitable Giving
Shervin Rassa
Systems Squardren Booster
Blackwater East Corp
Brian Hooper
Copy Products Company, Inc.
Flora-Bama Mgmt, Inc.

Boys & Girls Club of Miami-Dade, Inc.
City of Mary Esther
Coca Cola
First United Methodist- Ponce De Leon
Leon Leonpacher
Rob Williamson Landscaping, LLC
Pensacola Five Flags Rotary Club
Stephen Riggs
Wells Fargo Foundation
Lord & Son Construction, Inc.
Matthews & Jones, LLP
Silver Sands Premium Outlets
Strafe Services, Inc.


($2,500 and Up)

Amanda Mills, Anthony Vandersee, Ashley Siner, Bertram Little, Brian Haugen, Bruner Lumber Company, Buffalo Wild Wings, Tamara Advice, Carla Morgan, Charles Schanuel, Chariots of Pensacola, Chesser & Barr, PA Coastal Accounting, Compass Bank, Cory Godwin, Cyrous Zomorodi , David & Bonnie Alford, Davis Frazier, Dennis Wenrick, D N Bobcat Services, Doria Tyson, Emerald Coast Kennel, Inc, Gap Foundation, GFWC Ft Walton Women’s Club, Harborwalk Village, Henry & Janet Sims, Jeffrey Garrard, John & Karen McNevin, Joyce Gossom, Joseph Blissit, Kevin & Tammie Bowyer, Kristen Taylor, Mobile Giving Foundation, Norman Wiginton, Okaloosa County Teachers, FCU, Par Four Golf Club, Inc., PenAir Federal Credit Union, Phil & Michelle Alabata, Randall Kuhnell, Reza Yasrebi, Rhonda Murrary, Rochelle Keep, Robert Cole, Sheila Mohseni, Steven Cann, Susan Yasrebi, Target Corporation, Terra Braden, Todd Wilkinson, Troy & Christine McGlinchey, Two Lights Photography, Walter Wallace, Walton County Tax Collector, EE Fund, Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign, Wells Fargo Employee Contributions, William Spencer, White Wilson Medical Center, Young Carpentry and Maintenance LLC.

While Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast makes every possible attempt to recognize our donors with the utmost accuracy, we apologize for any errors or omissions that may have inadvertently occurred in this acknowledgement of our valued donors. If for some reason your name was omitted or listed as anonymous, and you wish to have it included in the future, please call 850.344.7261

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