Community Service



Dawna J. Colbert was a mother, grandmother and employee of Technology Concepts Group International, LLC . We lost her in 2017, 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 .


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.



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.