DAWNA J. COLBERT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Dawna J. Colbert was a mother, grandmother and employee of Technology Concepts Group International, LLC . We lost her after a long battle with cancer.
Dawna was a runner, healthy living warrior and advocate for STEM education. Her work at TCGi reflected that. She was a leader in creating and consulting on major in-house technology projects for the company.
To continue her legacy, TCGi created this scholarship in Dawna’s name in celebration of the life she led and the vibrant energy she brought to the company. We miss her terribly, and she will always be a member of the TCGi family. This is the first scholarship to be given by the newly formed TCGI Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization created by Avis Yates Rivers, CEO, Technology Concepts Group Intl. This scholarship will help with the college expenses of diverse female students in the STEM field.
Please donate to the Dawna J. Colbert Scholarship at our Go Fund Me .
Beginning in November of 2015, on every first Monday of the month, the TCGi team has been serving food and smiles at Elijah’s Promise Food Kitchen in New Brunswick. Duties include assisting the wonderful chefs in food preparation, serving the meals to those who come and then cleaning up to get it ready for the next day’s meals.
Dawna Colbert, TCGi’s Procurement Operations Manager (she is on the far right in the photo to the left), spearheaded the volunteer effort at Elijah’s Promise, which came after a TCGi team meeting where we were discussing ways to GIVE BACK! Dawna has led other volunteer efforts for TCGi including TCGi’s Franklin Food Drive benefitting the Franklin Food Bank and TCGi’s 2016 Holiday Toy Drive at 501 Davidson Ave.
Beyond providing daily meals (lunch and dinner), Elijah’s Promise offers a path in the the food service industry through their culinary arts training program called Promise Culinary School, established in 1997.
National Center for Women & Information Technology
The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is a non-profit community of more than 600 universities, companies, non-profits, and government organizations nationwide working to increase women’s participation in computing and technology. NCWIT equips change leaders with resources for taking action in recruiting, retaining, and advancing women from K–12 and higher education through industry and entrepreneurial careers.
Sit With Me
Sit With Me was created by members of NCWIT, a non-profit coalition that works to increase diversity in computing and IT, to validate and recognize the important role women play in creating future technology by taking a small but symbolic action: sit in a red chair and share your story.
NRBP – Newark Regional Business Partnership
Newark Regional Business Partnership is a broad-based member organization that offers a range of services to strengthen the region’s business infrastructure and revitalize New Jersey’s largest city. NRBP delivers value in four ways: Connecting, Informing, Advocating and Revitalizing.
The Women Presidents’ Educational Organization™ (WPEO) is a dynamic community of certified women-owned businesses. By providing Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE), WPEO helps women gain access to business opportunities across America. As a certified WBE, they gain access to Fortune 1000 companies plus ongoing advocacy, high-level networking events, educational opportunities, awards and the WPEO Done Deals™ challenge.