Melissa Davis, CEO of Elev8: Entrepreneur, Mentor, Volunteer

We are always interested to learn what inspires our supporters to become involved with TechBridge and with community philanthropy in general.

We had a great visit with TechBridge supporter and volunteer Melissa Davis, CEO and founder of  Elev8 Hire Solutions, and we got to hear first-hand about what drives her to help nonprofits.

Melissa is from a tiny town in northern Maine called Presque Isle. She was encouraged by mentors whom she says changed the direction of her life by helping her understand who she could be when she stepped outside her bubble. Melissa spent time volunteering at food banks and after school programs. As an adult, Melissa found that she had a passion to be a mentor herself.

Melissa moved to Atlanta for work and has been here for twelve years. Because she’s from an entrepreneurial family, Melissa naturally had a desire to be her own boss. She started Elev8 in 2012. As a staffing company, Elev8 also allows her to be a mentor or sorts to IT professionals looking for placement.

Melissa was approached by a colleague who suggested that working with us would be a great way to get involved with the Atlanta community. TechBridge appealed to her because we serve so many nonprofits. By volunteering with us, she says, she can help many organizations without “diluting herself” by trying to volunteer or sponsor them directly.

Melissa served on the Digital Ball Engagement Committee this year and on the Digital Ball Executive Committee last year. She feels it’s great to partner with other organizations who care about giving back. “You have a sense of bond and connection around a common good.” Attending the ball has also allowed Melissa to see first-hand the nonprofits that have benefited from TechBridge’s services. “It’s amazing what TechBridge does for nonprofits,” she says.

We are so grateful to Melissa and Elev8 Hire Solutions for all they do for TechBridge. We’re #BetterTogether.

About TechBridge’s #BetterTogether Campaign

TechBridge is proud to have assisted so many organizations on the front lines of social change in our communities—alleviating homelessness, fighting poverty, helping kids do better in school, making sure seniors get proper meals, and so much more. 

 We created the #BetterTogether campaign so that we can showcase some of the important efforts of the nonprofits and people we’ve worked with. And because social change is a community effort, we also wanted to showcase the generous sponsors, amazing technology partners and tireless volunteers and TechBridge staff who enable us to do the work that we do. Today’s post features a supporter and volunteer that’s worked with us for nearly a decade.

We feel that these stories exemplify the transformational work that can happen when organizations and individuals work hard—together—towards a common goal. We hope that hearing these stories is as inspirational to you as it is to us.