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Davita Louie

Senior Director
Hometown: Old Bridge, NJ

Davita is passionate about driving revenue and advancing organizational goals for her clients. She brings a diverse range of proven expertise in consulting, business development, nonprofit management, strategic partnerships, fundraising, and stakeholder engagement to Elevate.

As a Senior Director, Davita directs strategy for a portfolio of nonprofit clients working in youth development, college access and persistence, adult education, workforce development, empowerment-based solutions, economic development, and human services. Prior to Elevate, Davita served as the Partnership Development Director for the nonprofit EveryoneOn, overseeing the organization’s fundraising strategy, as they work to eliminate the digital divide in the United States. She was also the Director of Business Development and Consulting for the vertically integrated food incubator Union Kitchen, where she was brought on to drive growth and partnerships through local and federal grants as well as innovate and refine the organization’s consulting program, working with both domestic and international clients looking to open incubators and create economic opportunity in their local communities. Prior to entering the social sector, Davita worked in the fashion industry as an editor for the trend forecasting consultancy The Doneger Group and taught pre-college fashion journalism workshops at the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Davita holds a BS in Fashion Merchandising Management and a minor in English from the Fashion Institute of Technology. Her MA in Intercultural Service, Leadership, and Management is from the SIT Graduate Institute and is a convoluted way of saying her schooling took the form of an “MBA for the social sector.”

An avid traveler, nothing makes her happier than meeting new people and experiencing different cultures. When not on the road or in the air, Davita can be found hiking, attending concerts, reading, dancing hip hop and bachata, boxing, volunteering with College Bound, and hanging with her dog Harley.

What is your hidden talent?

I am excellent at limbo.

What punctuation mark would you be and why?

I would be a colon, because colons often introduce lists, and I love lists!

What is your favorite way to spend a Sunday afternoon?

My favorite Sunday afternoons include a hike or trip to the boxing gym, brunch with friends, and a good book in the park with my dog Harley.

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